home improvement Archive

Sellers, Agents Mostly Agree on Top Home Improvement Projects

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Both real estate agents and home sellers see the value in simple home improvement projects, saying they believe small renovations can go a long way in helping a home sell faster and for...
September 10, 2012

5 DIY Projects to Increase Sales Value by More Than $10,000

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to improve a home and make it more sellable, according to HomeGain’s 2012 National Home Improvement Survey. HomeGain surveyed nearly 500 real estate professionals nationwide to...
April 30, 2012

More Home Owners Show an Interest in Remodeling Again

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Home improvement is on more home owners’ radar as the home remodeling industry recently saw its biggest gains in more than four years. Experts are pointing to the uptick as a long-awaited recovery...
May 9, 2011

6 Do-It-Yourself Updates That Can Increase Home’s Value By More Than $10,000

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Simple, affordable do-it-yourself projects such as cleaning and decluttering and just adding lighting can help increase a home’s resale value, according to HomeGain’s annual home improvement and staging survey. HomeGain, an online real...
February 7, 2011