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Home Resolutions

January 2, 2013 |  Article By :   | 

resolutionsNew Year’s Resolutions, how about Home Resolutions?  This time, it’s going to be different. A brand new year, brimming with possibilities, and you’ve resolved to move through your house like a whirling tornado of can-do, fixing, painting, and organizing. This year, nothing will stop you. Welcome to your home improvement New Year’s resolutions put together by Time Magazine and House Logic.

  1. Lose weight (cut energy use)
  2. Quit smoking (purify indoor air)
  3. Get out of debt (budget for improvements)
  4. Learn something new (educate yourself on home finances)
  5. Get organized (de-clutter)
  6. Volunteer (support your community)
  7. Drink less (curb home water use)
  8. Spend more time with the family (share home improvement projects)
  9. Get fit (exercise your DIY skills)
  10. Be less stressed (use maintenance-free materials)

 

Bad Home Improvements

July 9, 2012 |  Article By :   | 

Many people justify making home improvements by thinking they will increase the value of their home, but in reality, many of these turn out to be bad home improvements that never recoup the cash they spent.  Some home improvements make sense in certain areas of the country and not in others and some just never make sense.  Especially in the cooler climates we tend to go out and spend money on outdoor items when the weather starts warming up in the spring but you need to really think over your projects before you throw away your money on something that will not add to your homes value. (more…)

Important Minor Repairs

May 9, 2012 |  Article By :   | 

According to Remodeling Magazine, major home improvements recoup just 58 cents on the dollar so what can you do to help sell your home and not lose money?  There are a few important minor repairs that are easy and inexpensive. (more…)

2011 Energy Tax Credits

February 10, 2012 |  Article By :   | 
  • 2011 Energy Tax Credits: What You Need to Know to Collect

    They’re not as much as they used to be, but there are still energy tax credits to be had for upgrades made in 2011. 2011’s federal energy tax credits of up to $500 for various home improvements are a far cry from what they were in 2009 and 2010. But if you upgraded to one or more of the following systems in 2011, you may be eligible to take a tax credit on your 2011 returns. Read