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Yes, You Can Remodel on a Tiny Budget

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 16, 2014

If your home no longer fits your needs, it may be time to think about remodeling. Even with a limited renovation budget, there are a number of very practical ways that you can improve...


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203K Home Buyer Loan: What Is It and Who's Eligible

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 11, 2014

The 203K is a home-ownership loan program originated by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which is a division of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This...


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Remodeling: Envision Your Dream Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 07, 2014

Just about everyone has a vision of their dream home. Even if you built it yourself or had extensive remodeling done before moving in, after several years in residence you’ve...


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Recycling Kitchen Cabinets – How It Works

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 07, 2014

Reusing, recycling, and repurposing have caught on among Americans in a big way. Recycling usable materials, especially large, high ticket items like kitchen cabinetry, cuts down on...


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8 Top Home Renovation Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 01, 2014

Folk wisdom says that remodeling your home is hell while it’s in progress and heaven when it’s done. To make sure you end up with that heavenly feeling at your project’s...


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Green Renos that Help Your Home’s Resale Value

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 19, 2014

Turning your home more eco-friendly makes sense in terms of reducing energy consumption (while often increasing comfort levels due to more efficient HVAC) for you and your family. And...


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Green Building Pitfalls

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 27, 2014

Thanks to growing social awareness of how much trouble the planet is in, more and more people are building green and demanding enviromentally-friendly options in their housing. An entire...


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Congress Restores Subsidy for High-Risk Flood Insurance

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 18, 2014

Catastrophic damage to your home is probably one of your worst nightmares as a homeowner, whether you live in a blizzard-prone area, a region wracked by earthquakes, or a floodplain....