A crash course on insulation for consumers

August 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Not too long from now, winter will be a distant memory, and home owners will worry about how to cool their houses and condominiums efficiently and cost effectively. But in the meantime, sellers who’ve sealed their houses tightly are coasting on easy street compared to those hurriedly trying to caulk drafty windows and doors or apply films over glazing before the next showing as temperatures plummet.

Making a house or condo snug for an owner as well as a future buyer is wise. They’ll enjoy their home more and cut heating and cooling costs. Read More.

6 worst home fixes for the money

November 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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It’s the magic phrase uttered by almost anyone who’s ever considered the cost of home remodeling: “We’ll get it back when we sell.”

Unless you keep those projects practical, though, you might just be kidding yourself.

For example:
• Steel front door: Good.
• Master suite addition costing more than the average American home: Bad.

Every year, Remodeling magazine looks at the hottest home upgrades and renovations and calculates just how much owners get back with they sell. Read More.

6 worst home fixes for the money

August 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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It’s the magic phrase uttered by almost anyone who’s ever considered the cost of home remodeling: “We’ll get it back when we sell.”

Every year, Remodeling magazine looks at the hottest home upgrades and renovations and calculates just how much owners get back with they sell.

Upkeep is more popular than upgrades these days, says Sal Alfano, editorial director for Remodeling. These are the projects that often recoup the biggest slice of expenses at resale. But prices and returns do vary regionally, he says.

Here are the six improvements that rank dead last nationally when it comes to getting those renovation dollars back at resale. Read More.