Home Improvement

Thinking of remodeling? Have you stopped to consider how transforming a bedroom into a home office might impact the value of the home? One of the most common questions homeowners have when thinking of remodeling is how much the work will add or detract from the value of the home. You'll find answers to those questions and more in this section of ActiveRain.


Everything you need to know – the answers to all your burning questions – about energy efficiency, green homes, landscaping, home maintenance, staging, landscaping and more is right here at your fingertips.


With over 300,000 real estate professionals, including stagers, contractors, landscapers and others, there is no better place to find the information you need than ActiveRain.


While you'll find a ton of helpful ideas and hints within these pages, you'll want to bookmark the site so that you can check back for the hundreds of daily updates from authors who spend their days actually performing the tasks you have questions about.


Put the hammer down and the glasses on and read on.

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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Renovation can take weeks, sometimes months. That means endless days of subcontractors traipsing through your home, noisy tools and major dust. Even some minor projects can disrupt your daily routine. If you are determined to do so, then you have already done some research and know what to expect...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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A swimming pool is one of the most important parts of your home so it is important to keep it well-maintained. It would help keep your swimming pool healthy and great looking. So, you need to take proper time out of your routine schedule if you want to avoid any emergency run in the future.Here a...
The repair ought to be long lasting. If you're determined to carry out your own repairs, you require the right tools for the job. Currently, it grows more costly than a very simple roof restoration.While the quantity of missing material plays into replacement outlays, so does the range of shingle...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Molds are fungal microorganisms that flourish in the presence of moisture and decay. Mold fungi feed on dead organic matter and sometimes living organisms. Mold reproduces through spores which are dispersed by air currents. Although we know how mold comes about, do we know anything about how to g...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Regular maintenance of plumbing is necessary to keep your home’s plumbing system running smoothly. Plumbing maintenance requires little time and little money and help to minimize future plumbing problems that require more time and money. Just like any other appliances in your home the plumbing sy...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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 Bellini on the Ocean, one of Bal Harbour's newer waterfront beauty. In a village where luxury lifestyles, world-class style and sophistication are the norm rather than the exception, Bellini is setting an all-new standard. At 24 stories, Bellini features 81 ultra-exclusive homes directly on the ...
Every year, more and more homeowners look to refresh their kitchens. Last year, kitchens were all about two-toned cabinetry and charming banquet-style dining spaces.But this year has been dominated by a number of new trends like accent ceilings and  push-open cupboards and cabinets. And these tre...

By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
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Whether you are leaving your home for the winter and heading to someplace warmer or you're planning on staying around and just want to protect your home more, winterizing a property is an important process to a homeowner. Extreme winter weather can leave your home and neighborhood without power o...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Do you have snakes in your pool? Do you want to know how to keep snakes out of pool? The swimming pool can be best for relaxing in a hot summer. Just imagine, you are all set for a refreshing dip and suddenly, you saw a snake inside the pool. What will you feel at that moment? You will simply wan...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Is there a gum stain on your new carpet? Do you want to know how to get gum off carpet? If you have gum stains on your brand new carpet, you must try to get rid of that stain as soon as possible. However, you might not expect the desired result without knowing the right methods. In the following ...

By Kurt Davidson, Gratefully Serving Greater Portland-Vancouver
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
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By Jennifer Kelly GeddesNo surprise here: Thanksgiving decor can veer into tacky territory just as quickly as any other holiday furnishings. But if you just can’t get down with the blow-up turkeys, Pilgrim hat motifs, and faux foliage (the real deal is right outside!), you’re not alone. We love t...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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View this email in your browser Positioning Your Great Room for a Big Payout We’re talking furniture placement here.When you’re decorating an open floorplan, the placement of your furnishings should always be taken into consideration. If not done correctly, it can mean the difference between a s...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Would you like to live in a new home? A home improvement project can be an easy way to change the look and increase the appeal of your home, make it feel like new. Below are five very easy ways to improve your home and increase the value at the same time. Home improvement projects do not have to ...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Do you know that non-adherence to the toilet hygiene causes many harmful diseases? If your toilet disposal system is not working properly, it will not be able to get rid of the sewage problems. Stop taking the lounger and getting to the bottom of what is the cause behind your frequent toilet clog...

By Laura Filip, What can we do for you today?
(Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life )
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 Home Staging ideas using Dixie Belle Paint are super fun and the cost is fairly inexpensive. We have had this 1970's style TV cart in our office for several years, the use has been for a Keurig coffee maker and all the fun stuff that goes with coffee. Learning how to use Dixie Belle paint is eas...

By George Thoma, Branch Manager / Broker
(Island Lending Hawaii, LLC | Equal Housing Lender )
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Ideas that keep your Property value and up to date. 1,PAINT, PAINT, PAINTIt could increase your home’s value 2%2,ADD A COLORFUL BACKSPLASHThe kitchen is the #1 upgrade with the greatest return 3,SET HOT WATER HEATER TO 120 degrees FEvery 10-degree drop saves 3-5%4,UPGRADE YOUR FRONT DOORIt could ...

By Kurt Davidson, Gratefully Serving Greater Portland-Vancouver
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
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By Larissa Runklelepas2004/iStock; realtor.com  Your bedroom isn’t just a place to crash after a long day; it’s also the perfect spot for hiding away from the chaotic days outside. You know the ones we’re talking about—snow days, “sick” days, #pjsallday-days.So if you want to hibernate as much as...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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A roof is an essential element when it comes to a property's curb appeal. It is one of the first things a home buyer sees and ensures it's not poorly made or ready for early replacement. While the average lifespan of a roofing system is 20 years, changes in climate and weather conditions may redu...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Winter is the season that requires more heating oil to keep your home cozier. You must carry out such small preparations for winter beforehand to be able to save a few of your dollars later. The more you act consciously, the more money you can save.Here are the five best tips mentioned to help yo...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Buying a home is a quite exciting yet hectic task. It would also make you feel overwhelmed, so it is important to hold your nerves during the buying process. Any type of mistake or error might end up causing a huge loss in your investment.Here are the best seven house buying tips mentioned which ...