Simple Upgrades That Can Increase Your Ohio Home’s Value

Simple Upgrades That Can Increase Your Ohio Home’s Value
Posted February 21, 2020 in Home Improvement

Most people take great pride in making their home more appealing, and homeowners can spend hundreds or thousands each year on improvements and alterations. One of the main things to consider when choosing an improvement project is how much value it could potentially add to your residence. You also need to think about the overall […]

Home Improvement Projects With The Highest ROI

Home Improvement Projects With The Highest ROI
Posted February 14, 2020 in Home Improvement

Curb appeal has a major impact on the return you’ll see at resale. Among the top 10 home improvement projects with the highest return on investment (ROI) in Remodeling magazine’s newly-released Cost vs. Value Report, nine are outdoor projects. Topping this year’s list is Manufactured Stone Veneer, a project that has consistently ranked toward the […]

Questions to Ask Before Buying a Fixer-Upper in Ohio

Questions to Ask Before Buying a Fixer-Upper in Ohio
Posted February 10, 2020 in Real Estate

The last thing you want to do is purchase a home that ends up costing you more to fix than you calculated for. So before you spend a lot of your time and money on a fixer-upper, you need to know the questions to ask first. Is the Investment Worth It? Deciding on whether to […]

When a House Becomes a Home

When a House Becomes a Home
Posted February 8, 2020 in Real Estate

We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home in , but more often than not we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership. No matter the size or shape of a living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent […]

4 Window Treatments That Are Energy-Efficient

4 Window Treatments That Are Energy-Efficient
Posted February 7, 2020 in Home Improvement

Windows obviously serve their main purpose of allowing light and fresh air into your home. Windows can also contribute to the cost of heating and cooling your property. One way to cut down on this expense is to use energy-efficient window treatments, such as: Cellular Shades Cellular shades feature hollow cells that trap air, which […]

Home Prices Could Increase 5.4% by October 2020

Home Prices Could Increase 5.4% by October 2020
Posted February 6, 2020 in Real Estate

Home prices grew by 3.5 percent year-over-year in October and are expected to rise by 5.4 percent by the same time next year, according to a CoreLogic Home Price Index and Forecast report. Between September and October 2019, home prices grew by 0.5 percent. Nationwide, home values have been growing steadily since 2012 and the […]

Benefits of Quartz Countertops

Benefits of Quartz Countertops
Posted February 5, 2020 in Home Improvement

For many of us, the kitchen is the hub of activity. It is where meals are made—and sometimes eaten—and functions as a gathering spot for family and friends. So as the epicenter of so much action, your kitchen deserves to be functional and stylish—and that all starts with your countertops. Lately, the countertop surface that’s […]

Should You Rent Or Own If You’re Retired?

Should You Rent Or Own If You’re Retired?
Posted February 4, 2020 in Real Estate

For many of us, the decision to rent or buy is dictated by our income. But for retirees, who are typically on a fixed income, deciding between renting and buying isn’t such a simple calculation. Retirees may choose to relocate for a variety of reasons, including downsizing, being closer to family, or to enjoy a […]

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