home improvements Archive

10 Budget-Friendly Home Improvements for This Winter

Article Submitted by Fixr.com While a lot of people use the New Year as a way to make improvements to their health or personal life, this is also a great time of year to make improvements to your home...
January 30, 2017

Aging Housing Stock Long Overdue for a Makeover?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine More than 70 percent of single-family homes in the country were built prior to 1990, according to RealtyTrac’s Aging Homes Analysis. “The high percentage of homes that are at least 20 years old...
January 20, 2014

Weather-Stripping Cuts Energy Costs

Weatherstripping is an easy and cost-effective way for home owners to save money on energy costs and improve comfort by reducing drafts, reports the U.S. Department of Energy. And many home owners install it themselves. Show your clients how...
September 20, 2013

Real Estate Math: What Can Increase and Decrease a Home’s Value

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Little things can make a big difference in how much you ultimately sell a property for, according to a group of New York brokers who say just a few small, smart improvements to...

HouseLogic: Tax Refund Investment Ideas

By Erica Christoffer, Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Tomorrow is Tax Day. For procrastinators who are scrambling to meet the filing deadline — good luck. For those who have long since finished their taxes and are expecting a refund, now...