Home Improvement Advice From A Realtor and Her Home Sellers

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Kareen Kinzli Larsen. Kinzli Real Estate.

By: Kareen Kinzli Larsen, Realtor, RE/MAX Alliance

 

It happens every time.  Home sellers who have spent the time and a little money to spruce up a house prior to putting it on the market, stand there looking at the fresh paint, new flooring, and a few subtle upgrades and realize their home has been transformed.  Then, without fail, they look at me and say, “Why didn’t we do this years ago?”

Take their advice.  Invest in these home improvements now so that you can enjoy them.  I have counseled hundreds of home sellers and

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The Pandemic Didn’t Just Disrupt Our Homelife, It Changed How We Understand “Home”

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — After a year in which “working from home” began to feel like “living at work,” America has undergone a profound shift in its understanding of “home,” driving homeowners to want more space, new uses and a better environment to nurture positive changes that evolved during lockdown. They also want to address design, condition and space frustrations they felt while spending uninterrupted time indoors.

According to the 8th annual LightStream Home Improvement Trends Survey,1 nearly half (47%) of U.S. homeowners say they are utilizing their space differently since the onset of

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Chip Wade Shares DIY Home Improvement Advice With TipsOnTV | State News

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ATLANTA, April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Spring is the perfect time for homeowners to tackle all those do-it-yourself home improvement projects. DIY Expert and TV contractor Chip Wade shares tips for home repair!

Many people have been stuck inside all winter looking at unsightly walls, whether they have holes from moving furniture or doorknob damage. DAP® Eclipse™ Rapid Wall Repair Patches will change the way people look at repairing walls. DAP® Eclipse™ is a specially formulated, all-in-one drywall repair solution that requires no spackling or sanding. Just apply and paint for a completely mess-free repair. It is ready to

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BBB Scam Alert: Home improvement scammers take money, don’t complete work – The Stanly News & Press

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The following is from the Better Business Bureau:

Use caution when hiring a home improvement contractor. Scams abound, especially following a major storm, flood, or other weather event when many homeowners are trying to repair their houses. But contractor scams can happen any time, so be wary of high-pressure sales tactics, up front fees, and fly-by-night businesses. Con artists will take homeowners’ money and deliver slipshod work … or no work at all.

How the Scam Works:

Home improvement scams can start with a knock on the door, a flyer, or an ad. The contractor may offer a low price

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Consumers Could Save $114 a Year on Average on Insurance Costs After a Home Renovation

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Upgrading your roof, reinforcing your locks and installing a lightning rod can help keep your home secured while likely resulting in a small discount.

As Americans improve or renovate their homes, they often increase the value of their properties. Another financial benefit to home improvements is the impact that certain upgrades can have on home insurance costs. ValuePenguin found that the cost to insure a home drops $114 a year on average after certain renovations.

Savings after these improvements are small for most, but ValuePenguin found that discounts can be equal to as much as one-fifth of the average premium

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Chip Wade Shares DIY Home Improvement Advice With TipsOnTV |

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ATLANTA, April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Spring is the perfect time for homeowners to tackle all those do-it-yourself home improvement projects. DIY Expert and TV contractor Chip Wade shares tips for home repair!

DIY PROJECT

Many people have been stuck inside all winter looking at unsightly walls, whether they have holes from moving furniture or doorknob damage. DAP® Eclipse™ Rapid Wall Repair Patches will change the way people look at repairing walls. DAP® Eclipse™ is a specially formulated, all-in-one drywall repair solution that requires no spackling or sanding. Just apply and paint for a completely mess-free repair. It is

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