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Do Home Improvements Really Pay Off?

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 8:20:00 AM

If you’re considering having your house remodeled, I’m sure you’ve wondered if it will create a drastic change in your home’s value. After all, that’s probably one of the primary reasons you are renovating your home in the first place. Of course there are projects that you take on that are purely for aesthetics and we like to call them the “feel good” projects. However, if your sights are set on selling in the future (and the driving force behind your home remodel), then it’s wise to do a little research to see how your project, or ideas of projects, that increase the value of your home. Two of the most common and well known value-adding projects are kitchen remodels and bathroom remodels. These give you the best opportunity on return of your investment.  Depending on how well the home remodeling was done and the items that you chose to finish it off, your return on investment could actually be up to 100%.


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5 Smart Exterior Projects for Fall

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Fall, as a season, is one of the most beautiful times of year. However, with this beauty comes a few not-so-fun side effects. The cold air coming in, leaves jamming up your gutters, leaky roofs revealed. So let’s make sure you and your family have a cozy and stress free season with a few simple, but impactful, exterior projects. Check out our 5 Best Exterior Projects for Fall, featuring easy fixes, winter comfort, and cost savings in the future!


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5 Best Exterior Projects for Summer!

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 3:45:15 PM

The real estate industry is not what it used to be.  More and more people are deciding to stay in their current house and make improvements rather than sell and upgrade. Others tend to perform renovations and remodel some parts of their home so it will immediately attract the attention of home buyers once they are ready to sell.  If you see yourself in one of these two categories, here are some exterior projects for your home this summer. You will see that simple improvements of roofing, siding, decks, patios, and windows can not only add elegance and sustainability to your house, but it can also increase its market value.

5 Best Exterior Projects


In terms of exterior remodeling, roofing is one of the most challenging tasks.  We all know that a solid roof is vital, as it protects your home and family from the elements.  Also, a perfectly installed roof can help regulate the temperate inside the house and lower your energy consumption.  On the other hand, if it is done poorly, it can lead to a long list of repairs.

Normally the cost of roofing is determined by its durability.  Slate and tile would be the most expensive while asphalt is the cheapest.  Another popular choice for homeowners is metal due to its affordable price and reasonable longevity.


A simple replacement your home's siding can create a dramatic facelift!  It can also increase the insulation and market value of your house once properly installed.  Highly consider the climate in your location when choosing the material for siding.

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