Home Improvements

Jan. 28, 2016

Ice Dams - Be Prepared

Icicles hanging along the eaves of your house may look beautiful, but they spell trouble.  That's because they can lead to ice dams: thick ridges of solid ice that build up along the eaves. Dams can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up and pour ...

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April 24, 2015

Spring: The Perfect Time To Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Creating Curb AppealNow that the trees have started to bud and the lawns are revealed once again, it’s time to look at your homes curb appeal.  Curb appeal not only makes you feel better when you come home, but it’s very important in the perceived value of the property.  Selling ...

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Sept. 10, 2014

Updating Moulding

Updating your home can be costly. So any home improvement that you can do yourself will help save money. An easy update that doesn't cost too much and that you can do yourself is replacing your moulding. Whether you have basic trim, or common colonial style, there are a ...

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July 23, 2014

Today's Kitchen Trends

With the abundance of smartphones and technology-driven appliances, it’s no wonder that kitchens are in a state of transformation.  What is interesting to witness in this transformation is the use of modern features not entirely devoid of elements from the past. What is also interesting is to see how ...

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April 9, 2014

Home Improvements Before Selling

If you’re going to be putting your house on the market, you want it to be in the best condition possible for when prospective buyers come and look at it. A little sprucing up can add a lot of curb appeal and increase the chances of selling your home as ...

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Feb. 19, 2014

Saving Momey with a Programmable Thermostat

The cost of heating can really take a toll on us over the colder fall and winter months. Having a programmable thermostat can help in cutting heating costs and still staying warm. But just having one isn't enough - you need to know how to use it to its full ...

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Nov. 21, 2013

Fall Maintenance Checklist for Massachusetts Homes

As the weather in Andover, North Andover, and North Reading becomes colder, we start to think of all the preparation we have to do just like the animals that are scurrying to prepare for the winter.  One of the major things we need to pay attention to is ...

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Sept. 11, 2013

Choosing Colors

Thinking about changing the color of your living room? How about a color makeover for the bedroom? No matter what room of the house you are thinking about, the choice of color is important. That calming bedroom you always imagined could turn into a nightmare that won't end. Of ...

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May 9, 2013

Top 3 Home Selling Mistakes

common mistakes home sellers makeIf you’re in the market to sell your home, there are things you can do to help the process and also things you can do to set yourself up for failure. Learn from past sellers and you won’t make these common home selling mistakes.

 

Mistake #1 – Hiring a ...

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May 3, 2013

15 Tips To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

Spring is an opportune time to brighten your property’s exterior.  Whether you’re putting your home up for sale or just looking to spruce things up, today it’s all about curb appeal.  With a couple weekends, some sweat equity, and minimal dollars, you can greatly improve your curb appeal ...

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