Negotiating Contractor Quotes

When the weather turns warm, your thoughts may turn to…home improvement projects! From redoing the tile in the bathroom to having a deck installed, many homeowners and renters upgrade during the warm months. Quotes from contractors can be expensive, and…
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Home Improvement Blogs for The Weekend Warrior

Home Improvement Blogs For the Weekend Warrior

Wow! Can't believe that I've been blogging for over a year now. In that time, I've made some incredible e-connections. I've searched corners of the web that I didn't know existed and found useful, inspiring ideas that have helped me to…
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Tiny House: DIY or Buy?

Tiny houses are homes with much less square footage than the average U.S. dwelling, and they are all the rage. Coffee table books extol their beauty. Television shows like Tiny House Hunters and Tiny House Nation take us on the…
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Home Improvement Contract Mistakes Most Homeowners Make

You’ve decided! You’re jumping in and hiring a contractor for some much-needed work around your home. As you take the plunge, be sure you don’t get soaked. Unless you’re addicted to renovations, you probably don’t have a lot of experience…
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Easy DIY Banister Repair Tricks

You love your home, but there are always small projects that need attention. Maybe the front-porch steps are a bit shaky or the steps off the back deck feel like someone took more than a few tumbles, or maybe it’s…
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How The U.S. Election Could Impact the Home Buying Process

I try not to get too political, especially on my blog, because I focus on the aspects of buying, improving, and selling a home. The trouble is, there’s a lot riding on the 2016 presidential election. Letting the wrong candidate stroll…
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5 Tips for Buying Your First Home - Your Wild Home

5 Tips For Buying Your First Home

Have you noticed yourself eyeing up the For Sale signs in the area? Are you looking at your bank account and the loan interest rates? Thinking that this just may be the time to scout the possibility of home ownership?…
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Should I Buy A Home With Baseboard Heaters?

Last winter, when 3 feet of snow accumulated in late winter, I celebrated for the week that it took for the snow plows to dig us out. When I opened up my heating bill, the story was a bit different. It…
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When Is It OK to Use Untreated Lumber at Home?

You found that cute DIY project on Pinterest, and now the preparation begins. So, you head over to your local hardware store and check out their lumber wares. There are many different types of wood, so you may be wondering,…
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You Need To Ask Your Home Inspector These 17 Questions

You Need to Ask Your Home Inspector These 17 Questions

You think you’ve found the home of your dreams. Excellent! The next step now is to make sure it’s not the home of your nightmares. A home inspector lets you know if there’s anything ugly hidden behind those beautiful walls.…
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