Keep your head and avoid foreclosure

Avoiding foreclosure on your home requires direct communication with your lender even when you are just 30 days late. Your goal is to convince them that you want to keep your home and repay your loan.

Believe it or not, mortgage lenders don't want your home. They lose big time when they have to foreclose. So, armed with knowledge of your options, you can probably work something out. Delaying makes things worse.

Rethinking Green Home Remodeling

Concern and greater public awareness about the environment is becoming more mainstream in the home remodeling and residential construction industry. However, greater concern does not necessarily translate into a better environment. Nor is going green a matter of just buying green products.

BACK TO BASICS
If you're serious about doing a green home remodeling project or constructing a new home, you've got to consider the entire picture. This includes the:

Selecting Paint Colors to Sell or Rent your Home

Painting your home is one the most inexpensive ways to transform your interior and exterior spaces. This is especially important if you are on a budget and planning to sell or rent your home right away or in the next 2 to 3 years.

Staging your home for sale or rent
When selecting a paint color, keep in mind that most buyers and renters are focused on three things when they look purchase or rent a home:

Independent Home Inspections Not Optional for Savvy Buyers

Many older homes are 40-50 years old and have systems that may need to be replaced. Newer homes also need independent inspections to ensure that the major systems have been installed correctly and are operational. Getting an independent home inspection is one of the most important things you can do today when purchasing a home. In recent years many sellers would not even entertain a home inspection and many buyers waived one for fear of losing a house. That’s totally changed now that house prices are declining and it’s becoming a buyers’ market.

Reusing Kitchen Cabinets in Home Remodeling Project

Don't trash your old kitchen cabinets. Instead consider using them in your garage, storage area or in a basement kitchen.

Kitchen remodeling projects usually go down three distinct paths:
  • Replacing all of existing cabinets with brand new cabinets,
  • Giving your existing kitchen cabinets a face lift with paint, new trim and/or hardware, and
  • Prefacing your cabinet doors and exposed areas.
New Cabaco Kitchen Cabinets in new kitchen

Good Ceramic Tile Stores can make bathroom and kitchen remodeling seem easy

Ceramic and porcelain tile stores that have large wall displays or vignettes of tiles can help you better visualize your finished bathroom remodeling project. A knowledgeable staff willing to work with you is also important. We recommend three ceramic tile stores that exceeded our expectations.

Pocket Doors- privacy, space savings and openness when you want it

Pocket doors should be considered especially by homeowners renovating smaller homes, townhouses and condominiums. Just make sure you plan your framing, electricity, HVAC, and plumbing around them.
Pocket doors should be strongly considered by renovators and builders who are looking to maximize space and create a clean and uncluttered look.

What is a Pocket Door?

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