The newest technologies for conserving water in your home!

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Drought conditions have eased up in some parts of the country, but the market for water-efficient products remains red hot. One of the most innovative show offerings was the AquaBoy Pro II from Aquarius Brands, an atmospheric water generator that produces up to five gallons of purified water, hot or cold, from the air. One […]

Consumer Reports: A kitchen remodel is still your best bet!

Monday, February 1st, 2016

The Kitchen Is Still King Buyers of all kinds have long focused on the kitchen, but it holds particular sway over the newest wave of first-time homeowners. A “modern/updated kitchen” topped the list of ideal home features in our survey of millennials, registering as most important to more than a third of respondents. If you […]

Eight odd home value determinants!

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

1. Gas prices Sure, it feels fantastic to fill up your car with gas for just $35 when it used to cost almost $50. But if you’re looking to buy a home, the financial benefit of cheap gas might be overrated—as gas prices fall, home prices inevitably go up. And homes sell faster, too, which takes a […]

5 materials to avoid in your remodeled/new bathroom!

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

1.  Wallpaper In a high-steam area such as a bathroom, wallpaper may start to peel in a few years, according to some designers. In fact, steam is used to strip old wallpaper off walls. Despite the many photos of stylish, wallpapered bathrooms in magazines, unless it’s a half-bath or guest bath that’s seldom used, skip […]

Four renovations to avoid when trying to sell!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

1. Eliminating a bedroom: Even if the home owner plans to remove a bedroom in order to expand another one or make a living space larger, this renovation project likely could burn them at resale. The more bedrooms a home has, the higher the price it usually can get. “When you start eliminating bedroom space, you’ve completely […]

How an Energy Audit can add value to your home!

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

1. Show you where to put the money A home energy analysis such as the Home Energy Rating System Index provides a detailed report regarding energy problems and fixes. Results in hand, you’ll know where to put your home improvement dollars, making your home more attractive to prospective buyers. 2. Lower utility bills Once you know where to […]