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How To Successfully Work With A Builder

posted by Stephen Katz
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Working with builders can be a real challenge. There are some things you should know about this process to make it go as smooth as possible. Today, we’ll offer advice when working with contractors.

 

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What You Need To Know About Property Taxes

posted by Stephen Katz
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Today, we’re going to talk about property taxes. The good news is property values are up. The challenge is that when property values go up, so do your property taxes.

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Which Renovations Add Value to Your Home?

posted by Stephen Katz
Friday, February 17, 2017

Which Renovations Add Value to Your Home?

People often ask, “What type of renovations should I invest in before listing my property?” Fortunately, I have advice about the most valuable renovations to invest in.

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Budgeting Your Home Renovation

posted by Stephen Katz
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Whether you are renovating one room or the whole house, it’s a good idea to think through the process of creating a budget for your project.

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Your Homes Electrical System

posted by Stephen Katz
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Electricity is a mystery to many people, but there are rules that govern how your home’s electrical system should work. Every house should have an electrical panel with a main shutoff, whether it’s circuit breakers or fuses. The number of circuits will vary with the electrical loads in the house.

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Improve Your Home Lighting

posted by Stephen Katz
Monday, September 9, 2013

Effective lighting is a big factor in transforming a house into a home. When homebuyers refer to a place as comfortable or cozy, it’s a safe bet that the homeowners have made an investment in their lighting.

Here are five easy and low cost ways to light up your home:

 

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1. Assess your Home!

Take a look around your home, detecting spots as a burglar would. Address any issues that seem vulnerable.

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Remodeling Projects that Pay Off

posted by Stephen Katz
Friday, May 17, 2013

About to start a home-remodeling project? Check through these tips first.

For anyone who has ever put their home up for sale, you know that feeling you get when you’ve fixed up your entire property and inevitably a potential buyer tours your home and says: “Maybe we should keep our house and just remodel.” Read More »

Trends in Kitchen Renovations

posted by Stephen Katz
Monday, May 13, 2013

Updating your kitchen can boost your homes resale value. It is a major undertaking, but you can tailor your kitchen to your individual needs. In today’s market, kitchen renovations are among the most popular. In the past, kitchens were set off by themselves, but now that open floor plans have become so popular kitchens have become a place for socializing. No matter if you’re doing a major floor to ceiling or a small facelift there are key elements to redesigning a kitchen. Here are some things to consider. Read More »

Before talking to any contractors the first thing you should do is create a budget for the project. Without a budget you might end up “winging it” and end up over spending. Having an exact budget will also help you make decisions about what kind of fixtures and materials to purchase. Most products have a wide price range and having a budget will help keep you in line when making decisions.

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