remodeling Archive

5 Remodeling Projects with the Lowest Paybacks at Resale

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine If you want to get the biggest bang for your remodeling buck, replace the entry door to steel, according to the 2014 Cost vs. Value Report, produced by Remodeling Magazine in conjunction with...
September 15, 2014

Fixer-Upper Sellers Unrealistic on Price?

Sure, the sellers know potential buyers must be willing to invest much-needed TLC in their home after the purchase. The tough part is getting them to price properly based on the true cost of necessary fixes. Help them be...
August 8, 2014

5 Deck Makeover Projects Under $300

Give sellers everything they need to transform their deck into that one feature of their home buyers can’t walk away from — without spending a fortune. Email a free article from the REALTOR® Content Resource: “5 Deck Makeover Projects...
July 11, 2014

10 Home Checks to Prepare for the Warmer Months

Homes can take a bad hit during the winter, particularly after this year’s harsh winter. Seasonal damage to a home isn’t always easily visible, but if it’s not repaired, spring and summer storms can add to the problems, says...

2014 Cost vs. Value: 5 Mid-Range Remodeling Projects That Offer the Biggest Returns

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Traditional Entry by West Palm Beach Paint & Wall Coverings D’Avco Painting Contractors Inc. Just replacing that front door may offer some of the biggest bang for a remodelers’ buck, according to the...

7 Bathroom Remodeling Trends

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine What’s trending in bathroom remodels? Houzz recently released its 2014 Winter Bathroom Trends Study showing the top bathroom remodel preferences of more than 7,500 home owners in the U.S. and Canada. The report...
February 24, 2014

A Decorator’s Personal Guide to Surviving a Home Remodeling Project

By Patti Stern, guest contributor Whether an experienced do-it-yourselfer or a first-time remodeler, a remodeling project can be intrusive and overwhelming to every aspect of a person’s life. That’s why hiring a professional can save time, money, and a...
February 17, 2014

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

Smart Bath Upgrades

Homeowners considering some updates before they sell? Pass on wise remodeling advice by emailing a free article, 7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom Remodeling, from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of five free articles now available in the January...
January 12, 2014

Bath Remodels Draw Big Return: Share 10 Tips

Bathroom remodels ranked fifth on Remodeling Magazine’s 2013 Cost v. Value report, with a 65.2 percent return on investment. But what’s a homeowner to do about a bathroom so small the term “water closet” is a pretty accurate description?...
October 25, 2013