Category Archives: Home Improvement

4 Red Flags That Send Buyers Running

How you present a listing online and the words you choose to describe it may be turning off some buyers. Bankrate.com recently asked real estate professionals to weigh in on…

Sellers Need to Get Practical About Price

Sellers whose homes have lingered on the market for months–or years, in some cases–are banking on this spring to turn the tide. Foreclosures and short sales are still flooding the…

Take Some Tax Breaks for Moving

For those who moved in 2010, you may find tax deductions to write-off some of those hefty moving expenses. You can write off relocation costs on your taxes, as long…

Electrical Safety and Generators

When power lines are down, residents can restore energy to their homes or other structures by using another power source such as a portable generator. If water has been present…

City of Chandler-Housing Construction, Employment & Energy Efficiency Improvements

he greatest challenge facing most public housing authorities is completing all of the work required on the assisted housing units with, in most cases, less funding. The Chandler Housing and…

Your Home: Ways to Save Money in 2011

Home Equity Loans Be cautious in taking out home equity loans. The loans reduce or may even eliminate the equity that you have built up in your home. (Equity is…

Managing Fuel Oil Spills: Home Cleanup

Fuel oil spills typically occur in the fall at the start of the heating season, when oil deliverers are likely to be new and unfamiliar with the homes they are…

Ten Important Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector

1. What does your inspection cover? The inspector should ensure that their inspection and inspection report will meet all applicable requirements in your state if applicable and will comply with…

Home Improvement Facts

hether you’re planning an addition for a growing family or simply getting new storm windows, finding a competent and reliable contractor is the first step to a successful and satisfying…

Funds for Handyman-Specials and Fixer-Uppers

The purchase of a house that needs repair is often a catch-22 situation, because the bank won’t lend the money to buy the house until the repairs are complete, and…