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Home Improvement Projects Made Easy #2: Part 2 of 2

10-18-2010 04:38 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 0 comments »

In this post we continue our look at making your home improvements a breeze. 19. Refrain from running a time clock. This creates an atmosphere of distrust and may not be effective or a money-saver.20. Save money by doing minimal tasks on your own, such as clean up and painting.21. Review the sample materials, especially the paint chips and color swatches prior to the order.22. Select your colors and finishes before the painter arrives to keep the schedule moving.23. Have a “go-to-guy.” Pic...

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The evolving reason for home improvements...

09-18-2010 03:23 AM by mjorgenson | 3 comments »

I read a study the other day that indicated that the overwhelming majority (in the order of 70%) of home improvements completed last quarter were for completed by customers that were searching for “increased enjoyment” from their home. This is a shift…prior to the cratering of the US economy, and the massive hit many of us have taken in our home value, it was far more common for home owners to be focused on ROI when completing home improvement projects. House flipping, an...

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Tips for Successful Home Improvements

07-06-2010 10:34 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 0 comments »

It’s getting HOT in Lancaster, PA, and many homeowners are eager to update and improve their homes through remodeling projects like decks, sunrooms and finished basements (for those 100+ degrees like today!). Before you begin your home improvement project, here are a few smart ideas for planning a success that will bring you joy for many years to come. 1. Write down a list of the remodeling ideas you have for your home. Include everything you think needs to be done and everything you wi...

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