Increasing Property & Resale Value

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    Can I Afford My Home Renovation Project?

    12/20/2017 10:06 PM

    In the iconic movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold makes the mistake of anticipating his Christmas bonus and requisitioning the work of an in-ground pool installation.

  • How to Amp Up Your Home's Curb Appeal

    5/5/2017 3:53 PM

    Curb appeal. It's a phrase real estate agents like to use when talking about maximizing the resale value of your home.

  • Fiberglass vs. Vinyl Replacement Windows: How to Choose

    1/27/2017 2:37 PM

    If you have old, inefficient windows in your home, the time will come when you'll need to replace them.

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    Selling Your Home? Here are Easy Tips to Increase Your Home's Value

    4/11/2016 10:50 AM

    While some cities are seeing a rebound in the housing market, sellers still aren't enjoying the high prices we saw in the mid-2000's.

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    Boost Curb Appeal With a New Front Door and More

    7/31/2015 3:06 PM

    Curb appeal.  It's the impression your home makes when viewed from the street. And there are many reasons why you'd want to boost your home's curb appeal.

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    Boost Home Value with a New Front Door

    4/2/2015 10:55 AM

    With longer days and warmer temperatures, homeowners start spending time sprucing up their homes and yards.

  • Insulate Your Garage to Improve Energy Efficiency

    3/18/2015 4:01 PM

    Savvy homeowners know the importance of a well-insulated home.  When there are little to no air leaks in your home, the temperature inside stays comfortable, there's less wear-and-tear on your HVAC system, and you save money on your heating and cooling bills.  

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    How Well Are Your Gutters Holding Up?

    3/13/2015 1:03 PM

    This winter has been tough on many homes throughout our region.  Snow, ice, sub-freezing temperatures, and cold winds are hopefully a thing of the past and we can look forward to spring.  But how did your gutters hold up over the winter months or did leaking gutters emerge?

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    Time for Replacement Windows? Here's How to Measure

    2/12/2015 1:06 PM

    As the real estate market slowly recovers, it's still hitting bumps along the way. Many homeowners are holding off on selling their home. Some are waiting because they may owe more to the mortgage company than it's worth in today's market. Others are tackling home improvement projects and upgrades to get more enjoyment and comfort from their home while still living there, with the added benefit of increasing their home's value once it comes time to sell.

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    Increase Your Home Value: Exterior Replacement Projects

    2/10/2015 11:37 AM

    Home improvement projects are undertaken for a number of reasons. Perhaps you need to replace aging or worn components in your home, such as exterior doors or windows.  Sometimes homeowners projects are done to update the look of their home.  Other projects are completed to improve the comfort and enjoyment of the home.  But homeowners should consider how a project can increase the future value of their home.