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5 Ways to Boost Home Security

Studies show that summer is the peak season for home break-ins. Why? Because people tend to open the windows and forget to close them when they leave. They forget to lock the front door while working out back in the garden – often leaving purses, wallets, and other valuables out in plain sight. But regardless of the season, you can learn how to boost your home security. • Kickproof your ...

Ten Hottest Kitchen Countertop Materials

Ten Hottest Kitchen Countertop Materials- Home decor is not unlike fashion. There are classics with looks that will last a lifetime and there are trends that come and go. Generally, the lifetime of kitchen decor is less than 10 years, so when creating your dream kitchen you want to consider a look that will last. So now you’re ready for an upgrade and you’ve given careful consideration ...

8 Ways to Make Small Rooms Feel Larger

When selling a home, you don’t want buyers to step foot in a room and suddenly feel cramped. They will quickly start questioning whether they’ll be able to fit their belongings in there and whether the home is too small. What can you do to open up some of the tight spaces in your listings? 1. Remove furniture. Rooms packed overly full of furniture will not allow buyers to visualize their ...

Guide to FHA 203k Loans

FHA 203k loans allow the cost of renovations to be included in your mortgage.  It gives buyers the option to buy a property that could use some work, even if they don't have a large sum of money saved. First, some 203(k) basics: 15- or 30-year term option ARM or fixed-rate option 3.5% down payment; other FHA loan qualifications apply Interest rate a tad higher than market Higher fees compared ...

How to Prioritize Home Repairs

How to Prioritize Home Repairs Buying a home can be an expensive endeavor, and many potential buyers choose to shave a couple bucks off the final price by purchasing starter homes or properties that need a few repairs. And while this strategy can be an effective way to save money and, in some cases, personalize the house, knowing which repairs are more pressing can help new homeowners ...

Weekend DIY Project- Organize that Garage!

Tired of searching for tools and not being able to find them?  Sick of tripping over random items that have collected in your garage?  It's easier than you think to get organized...

Paint Your Laminate Countertops

Paint Your Laminate Countertops I have always been curious about doing this, so I did a little digging.  Here is a great blog and a cool video that show two different methods of painting, depending on the look you are hoping to create.  One thing I want to stress- If you paint laminate, it is extremely important to properly prepare for painting.  You must sand the surface (an important ...

Different Types of Flooring- Pros and Cons

Different Types of Flooring- Pros and Cons Thinking about updating flooring in your home?  This is a quick summary of popular types of flooring, and what attracts people to them: Carpet- Comfortable and warm, absorbs sound, limitless colors and textures, susceptible to staining Hardwood (solid)- naturally beautiful, can be refinished multiple times, can be problematic in high humidity Hardwood ...

What is the Neighborhood Stabilization Program?

What is the Neighborhood Stabilization Program? The idea of this program is to find distressed properties in neighborhoods, fix them up, and then find an owner-occupant to buy the home with down payment assistance. Many of these homes, the program pays a 20% down payment for the buyer, while the buyer matches with 1%. These homes are in great condition and very energy efficient. This program makes ...

How to Remove Carpeting

How to remove carpeting: 1) Starting with a loose corner, lift the carpeting away from the tack strips. Tack strips will be along all of the edges of the room.  2) Once carpeting is detached from floor, carefully cut carpeting into two foot strips with a utility knife. Roll them up like a sleeping bag and dispose of them properly. 3) Once the carpeting and pad are gone, remove any staples, ...
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