Incredible homes: American fixer-uppers created from wrecks

~ love seeing these types of renovations! Gives me so many ideas ~ Incredible homes: American fixer-uppers created from wrecks  What a difference a renovation makes Property developers across America are playing house with alternative spaces, turning derelict churches, mills and factories into luxury homes. Do you have what it takes to spot the potential … Continue reading Incredible homes: American fixer-uppers created from wrecks

Telltale signs your bargain home is going to cost you

Telltale Signs Your Bargain Home Is Going to Cost You If buying a new home is your next big money move, make sure you’re not settling for something that’s going to cost you much more than you planned. Buying a house in need of repair can mean ample savings in the short term but a … Continue reading Telltale signs your bargain home is going to cost you

11 home projects you should leave to professionals

11 home projects you should leave to professionals DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME You have to respect a self-reliant homeowner who takes on problems as they arise without calling for help. Some DIY projects can pay off, but others are better left to the pros. They're either too dangerous, too difficult, or simply too easy … Continue reading 11 home projects you should leave to professionals

Home Improvement Fails

Home Improvement Fails That Will Make you Cringe Renovations are stressful, especially when you have to re-do DIY projects because of mistakes. In the rooftop vent photo, the owner had expanded and remodeled their kitchen, removing an old wood stove Their mistake, according to explains Brian Fish, owner of WIN Home Inspection Mount Vernon, who … Continue reading Home Improvement Fails

Craziest Things That Kill Your Home’s Value

Craziest Things That Kill Your Home’s Value  Preparing your home for sale is no easy feat. Even if you've kept it in relatively good condition over the years, you have to ask yourself, will buyers, realtors and appraisers be wowed? First impressions can impact your property value and potentially make it harder to sell your … Continue reading Craziest Things That Kill Your Home’s Value

My Houzz: Artful Treasures and Duct-Tape Hacks in New York

~ Love what she did, a little too much white for me, but otherwise completely gorgeous! ~ My Houzz: Artful Treasures and Duct-Tape Hacks in New York Found objects and inherited items get their due in a gleaming Harlem apartment The full renovation of her 960-square-foot apartment in New York City took almost a year … Continue reading My Houzz: Artful Treasures and Duct-Tape Hacks in New York

Sink-spiration

~ take a look at these sinks. Some are just beautiful! ~ 23 Insanely Gorgeous Sinks You're Going To See All Over Pinterest

Real Estate’s New Normal: Homeowners Staying Put

~ I certainly know a lot of people that are in this boat ~ Real Estate's New Normal: Homeowners Staying Put The New York Times For much of last year, Greg Rubin was looking to buy a bigger house. He has been in the same two-bedroom home for 17 years and hoped to upgrade to … Continue reading Real Estate’s New Normal: Homeowners Staying Put

Here’s why police are telling people to replace the screws on your front door

~ every little bit helps ~   Here’s why police are telling people to replace the screws on your front door When Mariana Harrison bought her first place, her father came over to help her settle in. When he arrived, he had a drill and some priceless advice. Mariana shared this advice in a Facebook … Continue reading Here’s why police are telling people to replace the screws on your front door

First-Time Buyers Aren’t Afraid of Renovation

~ I remember when I purchased my first home. It was a HUD home and needed everything updated and we did everything slow as we didn't have the money, but we liked being able to work on something we knew was ours ~ First-Time Buyers Aren’t Afraid of Renovation First-time home buyers are showing a … Continue reading First-Time Buyers Aren’t Afraid of Renovation