Remodel

To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell

When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for available homes right now, renovations may not be as vital as they would be in a more normal market.

Kitchen Problems to Look for before Buying a Fixer-Upper

A minor kitchen remodel such as changing hardware, resurfacing cabinets and other minor improvements can earn a return on investment of 83 percent, according to the 2016 Cost vs Value Report by Remodeling Magazine. An 83 percent return means that for every $100 spent on improvements, the home’s value increases by $83, on average. That won’t pay …

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Expert Insights: Once I Choose a Contractor, What Items Should Be Covered in the Contract?

According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, a well-written contract should contain the following information: The contractor’s name, address, telephone and license number, if applicable Details about what will and will not be done A detailed list of materials for the project, including model, brand name and color The approximate start date and …

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