Archives for Upgrades and Renos

Update, Renovate, in time to Celebrate

Home renovations can be a daunting undertaking at any time of the year, but when faced with a holiday season deadline, the pressure can feel insurmountable. On the bright side, a renovation project taken on during the winter months more often than not leaves out exterior updates. Windows, doors, roof, land and hardscaping – all projects for the more climate-friendly seasons.  Holiday updates can include converting wood-burning fireplaces to clean, efficient natural gas, kitchen and bathroom renos, new flooring, or even a fresh coat of paint. If the deadline of entertaining family and friends at your place is looming on
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Much Ado About Fixer-Uppers

You’ve seen these listings before: “handyman special,” “diamond in the rough,” “as is, where is” or “investment opportunity.” These are the properties experienced home flippers are always on the lookout for, but first-time flippers beware, the fixer-upper is not designed for faint of heart.  In a perfect world, the coveted “fixer and flip”  could hold the key to a nice return on investment, but buyer beware – unless you are a seasoned contractor, a DIYer, or an experienced investor in this genre of real estate, the “fixer-upper” can quickly become the “fiscal downer” in no time.  After the myriad of
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