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6 pitfalls to avoid in a kitchen remodel
Sad but true, kitchen remodeling always tends to cost more than you expect ... ask before remodeling your kitchen The importance of the humble bathroom exhaust fan Rotary cleans up with Rebuilding Tog... read more
15 Easy Ways to Save Money on Home Renovations
Then you can expect to spend ... Remember, they’re the experts. They may have a solution that fits into your budget that you never thought of. Thrift stores are such a smart place to look for items to ... read more
Ask the Expert: Can a Home Inspection Help the Mortgage Process Along?
Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Q: Should sellers get a home inspection to help the mortgage process along? A: If you’re a seller, it b... read more
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The robots are coming to school: Now what?
While the iconic HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey may not yet be a fixture in our homes, many of us have intelligent assistants, such as Alexa or Google Home, that help ... Educators need to expect ... read more
ASK A DESIGNER: Interior doors can add light, personality
Clients are sometimes surprised when home builder and designer Marnie Oursler starts talking about bedroom doors. They expect to discuss things like ... We've asked Oursler and two other interior desi... read more
Ask the Stager: The questions to ask before you hire
If you are furnishing a vacant home, ask ... expect in your market, and will help you evaluate how effective his or her work is. The Real Estate Staging Association has some helpful statistics as well ... read more
What to Expect at Your Home Inspection to Help Prevent Bad Surprises
Here’s what you need to know: Don’t have your contractor buddy do your home inspection for free. Even if he or she is a licensed contractor, it’s not his or her primary job. You contractor is an exper... read more
What Soft Asks Are and How to Use them
What is a soft ask? Soft asks are ... you’re able to provide context, in your own words, for why you want those permissions and how often users can expect to hear from you. Plus, when creating your ou... read more
The best Christmas lights you can buy
I'll probably explain it if you ask. (Cough cough use file clamps on the shingles cough!) With all those hours spent decorating the home come ... if you leave your lights illuminated for a month strai... read more
Expert Insights: What Factors Should Determine Whether I Decide to Move or Remodel?
According to the American Homeowner Foundation, you can expect to spend 8-10% of your current home’s value when you move. Ask yourself if that money could be better spent on a remodeling project inste... read more
Tips to help you avoid remodeling regrets
Just realize your preferences may be distinctly different from trends pictured in the latest home magazines. And that's OK. James Heaney, president and owner of Remodeling Experts of Chicago ... Runne... read more
Ask the Realtor: How do solar panels affect a home’s resale value?
I wanted to find out whether the style of these systems has changed, whether solar really does save a homeowner money, and whether these panels affect the resale of a home. The answers? Yes, yes, and ... read more