Home Improvements

Feb. 19, 2019

Remodeling Return On Investment

According to the California Association of Realtors®, based on data from HouseLogic, the five remodeling projects that will reward you the most when it comes time to sell are:

1.       New Roof

Cost: $7,500 | Return On Investment: 109% (returning $8,150)

2.       Hardwood Floors

Refinishing: Cost $2 ...

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Jan. 30, 2019

Help Save The Sale Of Your Home

According to Houselogic and REALTOR® Magazine, sellers whose home aren’t in top condition may need to invest some extra money or put in a little work to get their home in market-ready condition. They pointed out three repairs that could save a sale:

Fix Flooring Flaws:

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Dec. 27, 2018

Help Prevent Home Beak-Ins

According to the California Association of Realtors® and RISMedia’s Housecall, home burglaries generally involve thieves looking for an easy target they can rob quickly. Some tips to help you prevent break-ins:

• The most popular times for break-ins are weekdays between 12:30 pm and 2 pm, since the last ...

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Oct. 3, 2018

Smart Home Technology

According to the California Association of Realtors® and John Burns Real Estate Consulting, more builders are outfitting new homes with smart technology and buyers are willing to pay for it.

What buyers find smart home technology most attractive?

  • Young singles and couples
  • Families
  • Older buyers

And what smart home technology ...

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May 18, 2018

Spring Is In The Air

In much of the country, spring is in the air, which means that many of us will be enjoying the great outdoors and tending to our yards. According to the California Association of Realtors® (CAR), a staggering 86% of Americans say it’s important to have a living landscape and grass ...

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April 12, 2018

Surviving The Remodel

The California Association of Realtors notes that according to HomeAdvisor, more than half of couples who complete a remodel admit to arguing...with 3% even considering a separation or divorce. If you’ve done a remodel...you might be saying what, only 3%. What were the biggest problem areas...

• Budget ...

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Jan. 16, 2018

Helping Prevent Wildfires

After all of the wildfires in California over the last year, the California Association of Realtors® (CAR) has some tips on how to make your home safer from ignition by embers landing on roofs, entering the home through vents and landing on decks and porches, including:

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Nov. 8, 2016

Reno Madness - Episode 2

What do you think...can we pull off an HGTV style fixer upper and be ready to move in by Christmas? Here's where we're at on the end of Demo Day 2: Where We're At On Demo Day 2

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Nov. 8, 2016

Reno Madness - Episode 1

We wondered...if the renovation gurus on HGTV can do it...could we do it here? And, just to make things a little more interesting, could we move in by Christmas? Please use the following link to see where we're at on the end of Demo Day 1:  ...

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Oct. 19, 2015

Design Creates Indoor/Outdoor Living Efficiency In Deepwell Ranch Remodel

This Palm Springs Life Magazine article takes a look at a remodel of a 1970s vintage, three bedroom, two bath residence located in the Deepwell Ranch community in Palm Springs.  There is a perception sometimes that to create a home with a seamless sense of indoor/outdoor living you ...

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