Recent Remodeling Costs Articles

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How to Approach Home Improvement like a Millennial

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 11, 2015

It's a fascinating phenomenon. Even though millennials are the youngest entrants into the real estate marketplace, they make up more than a third of home buyers. And that's taking into...


Read This Before You Get Started on a Home Remodel

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 24, 2015

Be prepared. When you're planning a home remodel, it pays to take this tip from the Boy Scout manual and do as much planning in advance as you possibly can. The more you know about...

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Does a Kitchen Island Add Value to Your Home?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 15, 2015

"Go neutral if you want to sell your home fast," has long been the well-founded advice of expert real estate brokers. Yet at the same time, they recommend certain standout features...


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...