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Home Improvement with Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

Most forms of home improvement will increase your equity. Energy efficiency tax credits enable you to do this and save on tax. Any qualifying energy efficiency improvements you made to your home in 2013 can be claimed in your 2014 tax return for 2013. Here is how this can be done, and what improvements are […]

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The Best Shutters: Some Tips on Choosing Shutters

The best shutters are those that combine functionality, endurance and design, but what came first – the window or the shutter? It’s a good question, although it must be the window, otherwise why invent shutters? However, much depends on your definition of a window, because shutters were originally used to cover up ventilation holes in […]

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Construction Vocabulary: Language of Architecture in Plain English

Construction vocabulary is often convoluted and difficult to understand, and here we try to express the language of architecture in plain English. A term such as ‘residential architectural structure’ can be expressed simply as ‘house,’ and that is a very simple example. However, our purpose here is not to seek out verbose examples of simple […]

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Home Fire Safety Tips: Home Wildfire Protection

Most home fire safety tips tend to ignore home wildfire protection since this type of protection applies only to those homes located in areas prone to this type of fire hazard. However, when this type of disaster occurs, many experience it only once because their homes can be completely destroyed through no fault of their […]

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Modern Interior Design: Some Tips on Home Décor

Modern interior design contributes significantly to making a home look the way it does. However, it is the people living in it who make that dwelling a home, and that should be kept in mind while considering these tips on home décor.  Following them may make your house look good and easy to live in, […]

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Why 3 Bids for Your Construction Project Are Necessary

When you have a construction projection bet price quotes for, you should make sure that you get at least 3 bids. Many people foolishly accept the first bid, claiming that they are in a hurry and do not have the time to go through a proper bidding process. This is nonsense, because nobody should be […]

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How to Buy or Sell a Home That’s Off the Market

Before you decide to buy or sell a home that’s off the market, you should first take the advice of a professional mortgage advisor. It’s a common scenario: somebody knows somebody thinking of selling their home and decides make a good offer before the property is listed on the real estate market. Both the prospective […]

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Home Appliance Maintenance Tips: Keep Your Appliances Working

These home appliance maintenance tips are intended to help you to extend the life of your home appliances, such as your dishwasher, home laundry equipment, refrigerator and so on. Many people neglect their home appliances in the belief that they will last forever, or that there is little they can do to extend their life. […]

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Staging a Home For Sale: Interior or Exterior First?

When staging a home for sale you should look at your property the same way as a prospective buyer would. From the curb! What would be your priorities when buying a new home – in fact what are your own priorities right now?  If you are selling a home, presumably you are also buying one, […]

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Home Staging: How Much to Spend on Staging a Home for Sale

Home staging need not be expensive. It is not possible to say how much you should spend on staging a home for sale, because that depends on your property and its condition. However, here are some general guidelines on how to stage a home and the general costs involved. Home Staging: First Steps Stand back […]

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