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28 Nov 2014

8 Things Wrong With Your Home That Will Deter Potential Buyers

8 Things Wrong With Your Home That Will Deter Potential Buyers
When you are getting ready to sell your house, presentation is everything. You have probably cleaned it from top to bottom and laid out cookies at your open house to entice your would-be buyers. But certain décor liberties you might have been comfortable taking in your own home could be the very thing that turns off potential buyers. What defines your style might stop other people from imagining themselves occupying you... Read More
KellyRose McAleer
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01 Aug 2014

Does Contemporary Design Lose Its Value Faster Than Classic Design?

Does Contemporary Design Lose Its Value Faster Than Classic Design?
Remodeling your home is a difficult proposition not just because it requires a lot of time and effort, but also because you want to be sure that the design and décor you pick out won’t retro or out-of-date in a few years. While it’s nearly impossible to pick out styles and furniture pieces that’ll hold their value every year for decades, homeowners can read on to learn how they can maintain m... Read More
Amy Wright
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22 Jan 2014

Dream Home Remodeling Rising in 2014

Dream Home Remodeling Rising in 2014
Homeowners are looking to remodel their houses in the strongest numbers seen in several years, as the recession's effects are slowing enough to promote growth and expansion.  Read More
Amy Wright
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21 Jan 2014

Benefits of Attending Home Building Expos

Benefits of Attending Home Building Expos
Home building and remodeling expos are held year round throughout the country. Read More
Amy Wright
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20 Oct 2013

Vintage Homes a Returning Trend

Vintage Homes a Returning Trend
Vintage homes, depending on the era, have specific design enhancements. For example, Victorian style homes have larger rooms with arts and crafts style features. Homes from the 1950s are centered more on the family lifestyle with separate living rooms and dining rooms as well as family rooms in some cases. Read More
Amy Wright
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18 Jul 2012

Chrysalis Awards Announced for Top Remodeling Companies

Chrysalis Awards Announced for Top Remodeling Companies
This year, 81 remodeling companies in the United States were honored at the Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence, a ceremony which began in 1994. The awards celebrate the best work in 16 different categories for residential and commercial remodeling. This year's winning projects were selected from over 400 entries, which were judged for overall design, creative use of materials and how the space was used. In addition, ju... Read More
Amy Wright
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24 Apr 2012

How Remodeling Has Grown Since 2009

How Remodeling Has Grown Since 2009
With all of the economic changes and advancements in technology, remodeling has grown by leaps and bounds in some respects. In three years, the industry has turned to strong energy efficient and green technology and sparked an amazing following online with multiple DIY videos, galleries, epic house renovation stories and more. There have also been significant changes in the tax credits and how people are getting through this r... Read More
Amy Wright
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11 Apr 2012

Recycled Houses Make Up for the Housing Crisis

Recycled Houses Make Up for the Housing Crisis
Nancy Welsh from Builders of Hope recently published a piece on NHC Open House Blog that talks about the ways in which vacant, foreclosed homes can be put to good use. In a nation where 3 million vacant homes are being threatened to be torn down to make way for a new housing market, Welsh suggests that we look at ways to recycle homes and not just decimate the existing value. Read More
Amy Wright
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08 Apr 2012

NAHB Names the Top Places for Remodeled Homes

NAHB Names the Top Places for Remodeled Homes
It's no surprise that Hollywood would be the leading place that homeowners are turning to remodeling. Los Angeles County is in the lead of the nation's home remodeling industry with a total expenditure of $8.4 billion in remodeling projects, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Second to Hollywood, the East Coast Hollywood, otherwise known as Nantucket County in Massachusetts with a yearly average of ... Read More
Amy Wright
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05 Apr 2012

Housing Market Still in the Dumps, So Remodel Away

Housing Market Still in the Dumps, So Remodel Away
That seems to be this year's sentiment according to CNBC News. While there are reports that America's housing market is still going down and millions of foreclosed properties sit idle, the remodeling industry has continued to soar. CNBC says that's because Americans feel stronger about their finances, and some are just "dipping their toes back into the housing waters" with remodeling projects. That's all well and good, but are... Read More
Amy Wright
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