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Five Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value Overnight

boost your home's value

Great curb appeal not only makes your home the star of the neighborhood, it can also improve its value and help you sell it for more. Whether you’re thinking of listing your home or just want to make your home the envy of your neighbors, here are several quick ways to increase your home’s curb appeal.

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How to Hire a Contractor

If you need to hire a contractor for a project in or around your home, you want to make sure you hire the right one. Here are some tips to help you do that.


Get recommendations from family or friends. I can recommend contractors and am always grateful for any recommendations you have for me. You can also check with building inspectors and supply houses to see who they recommend.

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Remodeling Projects Are on the Rise

Remodeling projects are on the rise! Last year the home improvement market grew by over five percent and one in five new homeowners undertook a home improvement project. This year the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) expects home improvement spending to continue to increase by as much as 9.9 percent over last year. Metrostudy’s Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) also predicts growth in home improvement spending. This is good news for job seekers and the economy in general.

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Win a $10,000 Furniture Makeover

Win a Furniture Makeover Sweepstakes

As part of their 2014 consumer advertising campaign, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is offering a $10,000 furniture makeover sweepstakes. You could win!

Courtesy of NBC, one random winner will receive a $10,000 check to purchase new furniture and other home furnishings.

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The Most Wanted List

According to a recent survey, these are the features buyers most want in a new home.

According to a recent survey, these are the features buyers most want in a new home.

What Buyers Don’t Want

What Buyers Don't Want

What Features Do Buyers Value in a Home?

What features do buyers value in a home?

Reimagining the Kitchen: Trends for 2013

Bell shaped range hood in contemporary home kitchen.
What looks like a hanging lamp is actually the Sorpresa Sphera range hood.
Today’s kitchen is a quick-change artist that adores families and loves simplicity.

If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen, we’ve got good news and bad news.

First, the good stuff. According to trend experts Lita Dirks and Dominick Tringali, you don’t have to shell out major cash to add space. Instead, look to expand what you already have. Read