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Here’s What You Should Expect from a Home Inspection vs. an Appraisal

When you’re shopping for a home, don’t be surprised when your Realtor and Loan Officer tell you that you’ll need to pay for an appraisal. Not to be confused with a professional home inspection, an appraisal determines the value of a home, while an inspection determines the condition of the home. When you’re shopping for a [...]

2017-08-11T15:59:56+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: Home, Mortgage|0 Comments

Tracking Your Home Improvements

Home improvements let you personalize your living space, update your mechanical systems, and add to the value of your home. They also increase your home's basis, which is an important factor when eventually sold. Be prepared for tax time and home emergencies by keeping track of your home improvements. When you might need home improvement [...]

2017-06-15T17:12:28+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Home, Maintenance|0 Comments

When Home Improvement is a Bad Thing

Your home is a significant investment and one that you hope will grow over time. Getting a reasonable return on that investment takes time and careful consideration of a number of factors. Updating an old kitchen, renovating a bathroom, adding a room or even a second story to an existing home can all be worthwhile provided you don’t invest more money into your home than it is worth.

2017-09-19T09:22:45+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: |0 Comments

Where to Learn Home Improvement Skills

Your home is an investment and knowing how to properly maintain it makes good financial sense. By learning how to do your own home improvements, you can save money on repairs and upgrades. You also have more control over your home projects and will be better prepared to hire professionals for the jobs that are [...]

2016-03-29T01:00:27+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Categories: Home, Maintenance|0 Comments

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