Month: February 2017

Beige Is Back: And There’s No Blah About It

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Beige is pushing out gray as the hottest neutral color tone in homes heading into 2017, according to several color forecasters. Beige had once been cast aside in home design as too boring. But the beiges gaining popularity again and some of the newest shades are far from boring, if paired correctly. Beige comes in […]

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How to Choose the Right Paint Color

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Photo courtesy: Dunn-Edwards Paints A fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest and most affordable home improvement projects to tackle prior to a home sale that can make a big difference. Sara McLean, color expert and blogger for Dunn-Edwards Paints, offers some of the following tips on how to choose interior colors that will […]

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What’s the Difference Between Bonding and Insurance?

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Bonding What is bonding? Bonding protects the consumer if the contractor fails to complete a job, doesn’t pay for permits, or fails to meet other financial obligations, such as paying for supplies or subcontractors or covering damage that workers cause to your property. How do contractors become bonded? Experts our team interviewed say that to […]

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Prefab Housing: What It Really Is and Why You Should Care

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Example of modular housing; Photo credit: Method Homes Prefab housing is shaking up the architecture world, touting attention-getting designs that are giving factory-built housing a new reputation. Manufacturers are also adding in greater abilities for home buyers to customize these homes, despite sections of them being mass produced in a factory setting. Known for faster […]

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Do a Foundation Check: 5 Things to Watch For

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Take a closer look at the home’s foundation before buying, says Matt Stock, president of U.S. Waterproofing, based in the Chicago area. An undisclosed structural foundation repair could leave a new buyer facing a price tag of $ 20,000 or more. “We’ve seen foundations sink 8 inches,” says Stock. “That was a $ 150,000 repair […]

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How to Create a Warm, Inviting Winter Listing

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A Welcoming Curb Appeal Maintain a polished look by keeping gutters clean and shrubs trimmed. Be sure to also remove any hazards by shoveling, sanding, and removing any ice or snow from the driveway, walkways, and sidewalks. To engage buyers on a gloomy day, keep the front porch well lit, use potted evergreens or berry […]

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The Best Loans For Your Home Renovation

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If you’re planning a remodel, home addition or even buying a fixer upper, you’re probably going to require financial aid to fund the renovations. Your Pinterest boards might be full of inspiration but before you can start making decor decisions, you need to evaluate how much you can realistically afford to borrow and which home […]

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