How Homebuyers Can Spot Cut Corners in the New Construction Boom

New home construction is booming as builders try to meet demand and address the long-standing housing shortage. Persistently low inventory, rock-bottom mortgage rates and loosening pandemic restrictions have made this spring an especially busy buying season. With new houses popping up in many markets, buyers need to make sure they identify any potential construction issues before they move in. So […]

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Turn Your Home Renovation into a Green Remodel with These Energy-Efficiency Ideas

  Thanks to major advances in both selection and performance, homeowners who are interested in making their homes more energy-efficient (EE) have a wide variety of products and methods they can incorporate into their renovation projects. A remodel provides the perfect opportunity to make green updates, since areas of the home are likely already cleared […]

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How to Prepare for a Smooth Home Remodel

So you’ve made the decision to remodel your home; congratulations! Soon you’ll be enjoying your home in ways you haven’t in years, and possibly like never before. But as is the case with anything worth having, you’ve got to get through the hard part first of waiting, and having your normal routine interrupted.  No two […]

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The Top Seven Post-Freeze Home Remodeling Projects

Q: When is the perfect time to remodel? A: Right after your pipes burst, of course!     It may seem counterintuitive, but now is a great opportunity to do some long-awaited remodeling upgrades. After all, contractors are going to be doing work in your home anyway. Plus, your homeowner’s insurance can defray some of […]

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Dan’s Funk Chart: Plotting Your Home Remodel’s Emotional Journey

Remodeling can be one of the most rewarding and exciting activities you’ll ever do at your home. But it can also be a stressful, emotional experience because of the mess, the noise, the costs, the disruption to your life. That’s why, at some point in the process, virtually every homeowner who’s made the decision to […]

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