Home Improvement

Thinking of remodeling? Have you stopped to consider how transforming a bedroom into a home office might impact the value of the home? One of the most common questions homeowners have when thinking of remodeling is how much the work will add or detract from the value of the home. You'll find answers to those questions and more in this section of ActiveRain.

Everything you need to know – the answers to all your burning questions – about energy efficiency, green homes, landscaping, home maintenance, staging, landscaping and more is right here at your fingertips.

With over 300,000 real estate professionals, including stagers, contractors, landscapers and others, there is no better place to find the information you need than ActiveRain.

While you'll find a ton of helpful ideas and hints within these pages, you'll want to bookmark the site so that you can check back for the hundreds of daily updates from authors who spend their days actually performing the tasks you have questions about.

Put the hammer down and the glasses on and read on.

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By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management: Okeechobee reservoir bill becomes lawGov. Scott signed SB 10 Tuesday - one of the bills highlighted in Florida Realtors' end-of-session report as a real estate win for the 2017 legislative session. Read more. Are you paying too much in Property Ma...

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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A Stitch in Time Saves Nine" 6 Ways to Save In the Long Run My mother used to tell me that growing up, and yes, I learned to mend my clothing. If I didn't catch the beginnings of a dropped hem in a dress, pretty soon I'd have to hem the WHOLE dress. So, yes, stitching 10 stitches was definitely p...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management: More owners remodeling to 'age in place'NAHB survey: Builders report an uptick in remodeling projects that allow homeowners to age in place, such as wider doorways, new grab bars and higher toilets. They found a bit less demand for big projects. R...

By Jack Solloway, There's Only One Right Choice in Real Estate
(Right Choice Realty)
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City dwellers, college students, retirees and many others often choose to live in condos, apartments, lofts, or small homes. The key to maximizing these living quarters is to take advantage of the space that is available, making it functional while utilizing the right décor to create a roomier, a...

By David J. Caracausa, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES, CRE
(The Premier Properties Group)
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If you’re thinking of selling your home, you’re probably thinking about what you can do to get it in shape to show. But if you’re working on a tight budget, you’re probably wondering what the most inexpensive home improvements are that will still ensure you’ll get the most from the sale of your h...

By Marc Jablon
(New Harbor Realty)
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Does the front of your home look like it could be the setting of a Stephen King novel? If children rush past your yard while exchanging fearful whispers, it might be time to review your curb appeal.With summer coming soon, it’s a great opportunity to get your home ready for the market. Try these ...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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 I used to do a recap every month, but lately I've been rather busy, and have gotten a bit behind on this.  So here's a recap of my top articles from April and May 2017. Minwax vs Duraseal stain - Which is better?  I was intrigued by the fact that I saw all these DIY articles using Minwax stain. ...

By Supreme Air Duct Svc, Serving ALL of So CA! Air Duct Cleaning Experts
(Supreme Air Duct Services 888-784-0746)
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By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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If you are thinking of remodeling here is a little help from my friends, but if your thinking of buying or selling please call me NOW for great deals.                   THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address www.charlesstallions.com                                           Sign up for our Monthly Ne...

By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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By: Scott SowersYards are meant for fun times — not chores. Look at those smug neighbors, lounging around on their stylish teak patio furniture, sipping cocktails, and loving life. Meanwhile, you’re behind on mowing the lawn and trimming the hedges. Who has time to prep for a patio party when you...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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It pays to be aware. Take a look at this post by Lise Howe.   1. Air Fresheners Air fresheners seem to be everywhere now - as spritzes, gels, plug-ins and diffusers - with names like Crispy Cinnamon and Butterscotch Bonanza.  Many of them are horribly overwhelming - particularly in a house that i...

By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
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Your water heater shot craps and you have to replace it. Will you be going tankless? Or will you stick to the traditional water heater? If you’re on the fence, here are some pros and cons of a tankless water heater to consider.Maximizing Your SpaceOne of the biggest issues with a traditional wate...