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13 Ways to Save on Home Improvement Costs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 23, 2015

Home improvement can be a pricy proposition. Whether you are upgrading your master bath to an in-home spa or taking care of a much-needed roof replacement, you are likely to need a...


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Before Adding a Sunroom, Ask These 5 Questions

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 26, 2015

Summertime's almost here and the livin' is easy. Part of your easy-living summer plans might be finally adding the sunroom you've dreamed of for years. Sunrooms are a delight, to be...


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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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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....


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Family Home Restoration is a Labor of Love

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 30, 2015

In my early twenties, I had a dream. My beloved maternal grandmother had recently passed away and I longed to live in her old home, nestled in the mountains of upstate New York. I had...


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Understand Home Inspection

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 19, 2015

When you're looking to buy a home, your head may be full of visions of handsome hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, and alluring landscape. Yet however tempting it may be to make a purchase...


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Restoring Your Home after a Storm

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 22, 2015

Anyone whose home has ever been hit by a ferocious rain shower, hail storm, or snow fall, or felt the impact of a hurricane, knows the havoc these forces of nature can wreak. In the...


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Remodeling Your Attic: Find Out Before You Start

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 09, 2014

So you're thinking of remodeling your attic? Great! You'll add valuable living or working space to your home without increasing its footprint or impinging on your yard. But before you...