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Curb Appeal  DIY  Home Improvements

Since groundhog day is just around the corner, we thought we would give Punxsutawney Phil a little coaxing in the right direction by sharing 5 spring home projects guaranteed to melt away your winter blues!

So whether you’re looking to tackle a large renovation like adding on a deck, or just want to spruce up the yard by doing a little landscaping, we’ve come up with some cheap and easy spring projects to fit any budget or skill level.

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6 Things To Banish From Your Bedroom
Home Improvements  Living

With the New Year upon us, we thought it would be a great idea to start a 2016 Detox series, where we let you know some great tips to get a healthier home, room by room.

The first post in the series will focus on a few things that you should banish from your bedroom in order to improve your overall health, get a better night’s sleep and create a space ideal for rest and relaxation. While there are a few tips in here you’ve probably seen before, there are a couple we’re sure will be new to you, so read on to find out how to successfully detox your bedroom in 6 steps.

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Home Improvements  Real Estate  Real Estate 101  Renovations

When it comes to buying a fixer-upper, it’s essential to acquire as much information as you can to make the best decision about your future home. While this is an important step in all Real Estate transactions, fixer-uppers bring a whole new set of potential problems and possible hidden costs to the table. So whether you’re just beginning to think about adding fixer-uppers to your list of potential homes, or you’re in the middle of finalizing your sale, this list will provide you with the 9 Key Questions to ask your Realtor, Contractor and yourself before diving in head first.

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Home Improvements  Inspections  Real Estate 101

Let us start by saying that it’s perfectly normal for homes to have a couple dings and dents when they’ve been lived in and loved for many years. That is what they are made for after all, living! These are often superficial problems that can be easily fixed with a can of paint or new carpeting, but sometimes what you don’t see that can do the real damage.

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DIY  Home Improvements  Renovations

While large home upgrades such as renovating your kitchen or adding an extra room may be out of the budget, these simple and unique DIY upgrades just may fit the bill. Projects like these not only to give your home a bit more personality, but may also add a bit of resale value to boot.

Like we’ve said in previous posts, choosing upgrades that are functional and traditional are best for adding value to your home. But, there are some options that blur the lines and can add a touch of personalization as well as  functionality. Below we’ve listed 5 of our top picks for adding the best of both worlds to your home.

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An advertisement for a reduced price is seen outside of a home for sale in Dallas, Texas September 24, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
Home Improvements  Landscaping  Real Estate  Renovations  Staging

Many people believe that any upgrade they make to their home will add to the resale value. Well, we hate to break it to you but the fact is, there are many times when this just isn’t the case. And there are even times when it can do the complete opposite. So, before you go spending thousands of dollars on updating your home, check out our list of the top 5 Upgrades that won’t add value to your home.

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Top Home Improvements
Home Improvements  Real Estate 101  Renovations

When it comes to the top home improvements in the country, there are some key areas to focus on to ensure enhanced resale value of your home. These could be as small as what colour paint to choose for your living room to as large as which room is best to tear down and start from scratch. While no single remodel or upgrade is going to appeal to everyone, it’s obviously best to choose what will work for you and your family over the biggest increase in resale value. Here are our top 6 tips for what to splurge on when it comes to upgrading your home to get the most satisfaction and resale value.

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