We want to convert our deck into a three-season room this spring. We don’t want to do the work ourselves, but we’ve heard a lot of horror stories about contractors. How can we find the right one for us?
Contractors can make home improvement projects go pretty smoothly, but the wrong one can make your life pretty miserable. It’s all about choosing the right one. Following these steps can help.
Talk to others. If anyone knows who the best contractors are in your area, it’s Coldwell Banker ... read more
The old adage “location, location, location” is driving many homebuyers to find the perfect lot for their next home and build from there. Certainly, there are many wonderful locations in the River Valley regions that would make beautiful sites for your next home, but there is also a lot to think about. This checklist can help.
Restrictions — Know how zoning, ordinances, covenants and other restrictions will affect your use of the property. They can also dictate what types of homes may be built.... read more
A lot of things affect consumers’ decisions to buy and sell homes, but the number one influencing factor is not found in the marketplace or the economy. It’s found in people’s life changes.
Sure, supply and demand is a factor — especially now. After the housing bust of the late 00s and the recession that followed, people stopped building new homes. They didn’t have the money, and if they did, they didn’t want to spend it. The result today is a lack of homes available for sale, a... read more
Valentine’s Day is this weekend, and for many that means last-minute restaurant reservations, stress over finding the right gift and, possibly, spending more than is comfortable for your household budget.
But there’s no need to leave home to celebrate your sweetheart. In fact, home can be the most romantic place on earth. Here are five of our favorite ways to enjoy romance at home.
Light up the candles. Most households have plenty of candles sitting in closets and cupboards. This is your chance to put... read more
The white blanket on the ground has us dreaming of spring, a time of refreshing and renewing. Even if it’s still weeks before the first daffodils peek through the ground, you can still get into spring mode now by decluttering your home.
Here are our five favorite tips for getting the job done.
Take it one spot at a time. Whether it’s your cupboard, closets or basement, attack just one space at a time. It can be a series of cupboards per day. Or a room per weekend. Decluttering is one place where the a... read more