Five Projects That Protect the Value of Your Home

Jun 30, 2013 No Comments by

Protecting your financial investment in your home with strategic renovation projects is a wise choice should you eventually want to sell it, and best of all, the upgrades don’t have to cost a lot.  Here are five ways to “future-proof” your home, according to the experts at realestate.msn.com: Amp up the insulation. There are many […]

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How a Natural Disaster Could Stimulate the Construction Industry

Nov 14, 2012 No Comments by

Hurricanes, tropical storms, and tornados are natural disasters that can have cataclysmic consequences for homeowners. For those who lose some, most, or even all of their possessions and property in a natural disaster, trying to find anything positive amid the ruin can be impossible. But as profoundly unfortunate as these events can be on individuals, […]

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Introducing a Complete New Home Assembly Kit

Oct 17, 2012 No Comments by

We’ve all heard of assembling model airplanes and sweaters at home, but now comes a home assembly project that is quite literally a home assembly project.   For under $50,000 you can now purchase online an architect-designed prefabricated house kit that you can use to construct a brand new dwelling for a total cost of […]

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How to Easily Select the Best Home Security Company

Aug 02, 2012 No Comments by

It’s one thing to have a home security system and quite another to have a quality home security system. The police know this. That’s why in many cities and towns, fines are levied if a homeowner has an excessive number of false alarms. So how can you avoid getting on the bad side of the […]

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Why Hiring a Professional Painter Makes Sense

Apr 19, 2012 No Comments

If you’re an avid do-it-yourselfer, painting the interior or exterior of your home may seem like it would be relatively easy to accomplish. The unvarnished truth, however, is that a professional painter can go a long way toward guaranteeing that the job is done right. Here are a few reasons why: Painting is a skilled […]

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How to Hire the Right Contractor and Avoid Project Headaches

Apr 04, 2012 No Comments

Not all home services contractors are created equal. Home improvement contractors have their own unique talents and specializations; therefore, hiring a particular contractor should be based on your need and their expertise. Of course, their expertise shouldn’t be your only criteria. Licensing, certifications, expertise and affordability are other important considerations. By hiring licensed and certified […]

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Contractor Agreements: The Right Way to Get it in Writing

Mar 06, 2012 No Comments

When it comes to signing a written agreement with a contractor, the bottom line is who does the document protect—you or him? Obviously, you want the former. This is how to help make sure it goes down that way: First, don’t accept a boilerplate agreement that the contractor may want to give you when you […]

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What Paul Revere’s Contractor Has to Do With Yours

Dec 19, 2011 No Comments

A largely unregulated home improvement trade has been around basically since Paul Revere had someone swap out a bad log in his cabin.  First, those involved in tasks like these were simply called laborers, then handymen, and finally independent contractors. Although there have been many great strides made toward establishing professional standards for contractors over […]

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Making Your Home More Child-Friendly

Jun 14, 2011 No Comments

Parents have enough to worry about regarding child safety without adding in-home hazards to the mix. Thankfully, childproofing your home doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise. A home services contractor can work with parents to simply and affordably childproof and improve the home. At first, parents may think that they can make these home […]

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