Tag Archives: renovations

3 home improvements that can lower your tax bill

Part of Money Matters

General home improvement projects don’t usually help homeowners when tax time rolls around. But there are a few home improvements that entitle homeowners to tax breaks. With a few weeks left in the year, you still have some time to…

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What to keep an eye on as home sales fall and prices rise

Existing home sales fell 3.4% in May while the median home price rose above $400,000 for the first time, according to data just released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Despite the headlines, these numbers aren’t necessarily a reason to panic.

These Paint Colors Can Add Thousands to a Home’s Pricetag

Part of Home Improvement

Hoping to add a few dollars to the selling price of your current home? Then it might be time to break out the rollers, brushes, and painter’s tape. According to a recent study by the folks at Zillow, painting your…

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7 Common Home Decorating Mistakes New Homeowners Can Make

DecorAid shares tips on what to buy now, and what to add later. You’ve saved. You’ve methodically shopped around. Now you’re ready to move into the right home for your needs. But one question remains: how do you begin decorating...

7 Home Maintenance Tasks for Autumn (and One to Put Off Until Next Year)

Part of Home Improvement

For most Americans, autumn means falling leaves, cozy fires, and pumpkin-spice everything. For homeowners, the arrival of fall also means it’s time to get cracking on some home maintenance tasks.  Put these items on your to-do list in the coming…

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7 Common Home Decorating Mistakes New Homeowners Can Make

DecorAid shares tips on what to buy now, and what to add later. You’ve saved. You’ve methodically shopped around. Now you’re ready to move into the right home for your needs. But one question remains: how do you begin decorating...

Is Your Home Ready for Winter?

Part of Home Improvement

It’s that time of year: temperatures are dropping and days are getting shorter. Take a few steps now to get your home ready for winter. You’ll be sitting pretty in the chillier days ahead. Show some love for your heating…

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7 Common Home Decorating Mistakes New Homeowners Can Make

DecorAid shares tips on what to buy now, and what to add later. You’ve saved. You’ve methodically shopped around. Now you’re ready to move into the right home for your needs. But one question remains: how do you begin decorating...

Big Design Moves That Make All the Difference

Part of Home Improvement

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts…

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7 Common Home Decorating Mistakes New Homeowners Can Make

DecorAid shares tips on what to buy now, and what to add later. You’ve saved. You’ve methodically shopped around. Now you’re ready to move into the right home for your needs. But one question remains: how do you begin decorating...

How to Prioritize Home Projects

Part of Home Improvement

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts…

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7 Common Home Decorating Mistakes New Homeowners Can Make

DecorAid shares tips on what to buy now, and what to add later. You’ve saved. You’ve methodically shopped around. Now you’re ready to move into the right home for your needs. But one question remains: how do you begin decorating...

5 Tips for New Homeowners

Part of Home Improvement

Owning a new home is exciting! But home maintenance is time-consuming. New first-time homeowners usually find themselves facing expenses they didn’t have to worry about in their previous lives as renters. As a new homeowner, you’ve just committed to paying…

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7 Common Home Decorating Mistakes New Homeowners Can Make

DecorAid shares tips on what to buy now, and what to add later. You’ve saved. You’ve methodically shopped around. Now you’re ready to move into the right home for your needs. But one question remains: how do you begin decorating...

What Determines a Home’s Resale Value?

Part of Selling

Whether you’re buying a new home or selling your current one, it’s important to understand the factors that influence home valuation. Understanding what matters to homebuyers can help sellers get the most for their homes. And knowing how to assess…

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What Does “Pending” Mean on a House?

When you find your dream home online or have your eye on a house in your neighborhood, you might also see a “sale pending” sign on it. But what does pending mean on a house? Does it mean that the...