Recent Remodeling Articles

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Does a Brand New Home Keep Its Value?

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 12, 2015

No doubt about it, a newly constructed home has tremendous appeal. Everything is fresh and clean, just waiting for you and your family to move in, and the finishes and fixtures are...

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Home Improvement for Baby Boomers

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 10, 2015

It was the Baby Boomers the Who were referring to when they rocked "My Generation" on the stage at Woodstock. (And if you have to ask, "Who the heck are the Who?" or, worse yet, "What...

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Best Uses for Bonus Rooms

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 20, 2015

"Bonus room" is a new term in the real estate business, coined in the early 90s. Although debate is still going on as to what it actually means, usually the phrase describes an extra...

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Green Guide to 8 Common Construction Materials

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 16, 2015

Are you planning to build, remodel, or renovate a house this year … or maybe even just daydreaming about it? If that's the case, then you will want to read through this listing...

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Buy or Rent a Home? 10 Points to Ponder

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 15, 2015

"Buy as much house as you can afford and work hard till you pay it off," went the traditional wisdom of your parents' or grandparents' day. In the 21st century, things are different....