Do home improvements add value?

Posted on Apr 11, 2018

Renovating, remodeling, and improving your home can be great ways to give it a makeover, gain extra space, or otherwise make it possible for you to stay in one place longer. But will they increase your selling price? The day may come when you want or need to sell. In preparation for that possibility, realize that not all home improvements are created equal. Some will increase the value of your home, and some will actually make selling more difficult. Here's how to tell the difference.

Projects with the highest resale value

Certain projects add more resale value than others. Here are some that generally have the best financial impact.

Kitchens - People like to see modern conveniences and styles in the kitchen. Especially in older homes, kitchen improvements tend to add value. Read the real...


Posted on Apr 11, 2018

Five of the most dangerous things in your home:

Nobody really expects home to be the really dangerous place, but since most of our free time is spent in the sweetness of our home it is a really dangerous place and one of the most dangerous rooms is you bathroom. Anything can happen in the bathroom. You can slip and fall on wet surfaces, be scalded by hot water, get electrocuted from appliances, drown in the tub or accidentally poison themselves with chemicals.

Nearly 70 percent of all home accidents happened in bathroom. In 2002, there were more than 33,000 deaths and 8,000,000 disabling injuries that occurred in the home. That makes one death every 16 minutes and one disabling home injury every four seconds.

1. 87% of all fractures in people 65 and older are caused by falls and about 20%...


Posted on Dec 7, 2017

One House With smog eating shingles can eat the equivalent of smog in one year that a car that's gone 10,000 miles produces.

1) 24% of homeowners who said their home had increased value in the past year, compared to 27% who said it had in the first quarter.

2) 34% of the actual number of homes that increased value in the second quarter.

3) 5 percent of homeowners who are waiting on the sidelines to sell their home in the next six months upon signs if a local real estate market turn around.

4) 2 out of 5 homeowners believe the real estate market has already hit its lowest level.

5) 27 percent of homeowners who believe their own home values will increase in the next twelve months; compared to 36 percent believe they will stay the same.

About 7% of...