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10 Home Improvement & Remodeling Ideas that Increase Home Value

Owning a home means an endless list of possible home improvement projects and upgrades. It’s important to evaluate which pursuits give you the best return on your potentially significant investment. Here are the home improvement and remodeling ideas that are most likely to increase your home value.
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How to Save Money With Your High-Speed Internet Service Provider

You can’t do much to fix America’s Internet system, but you can at least reduce the price you pay to connect to it. Plenty of strategies can get your Internet bill down to a reasonable rate. Stop overpaying for Internet access and try one or more of these tactics.
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10 Worst Home Improvement Projects That Decrease Resale Value

Although many remodeling and home improvement projects can improve the value of your home, some add no value, and a few might reduce the value compared to your home before you did the work. Here are the worst examples of home improvement and remodeling ideas that don’t increase resale value.
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Ways to Save Money by Conserving Water (Indoors & Outdoors)

By trimming your household water use, you can cut your water bill to keep more money in your pocket and possibly help fend off the next drought in your area. And in many cases, it takes only a few simple changes to save the planet and your dollars at the same time.
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8 Ways to Save Money on a Bathroom Remodel or Renovation

Remodeling a bathroom is one of the costliest home improvement projects, sometimes costing tens of thousands of dollars. But some homeowners have redone their bathrooms for as little as $1,000. And these tips can help you save just as much money on your bathroom renovations.
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Do It Yourself (DIY) or Hire a Contractor for Home Improvement...

When you buy a fixer-upper, you can expect to spend many thousands of dollars on home improvement projects. And for most of these jobs, labor accounts for a big chunk of the cost. Thus, supplying your own labor for a home repair or remodel can save you a big chunk of change. But should you?
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DIY vs. Professional Home Security Systems – An Honest Comparison

According to a study by the FBI, about 1.4 million break-ins occurred in the U.S. in 2017. Despite this, fewer than 20% of U.S....
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25 Home Depot Shopping Tips & Tricks to Save Money

Whether you’re tackling a major renovation or small DIY project, Home Depot has you covered. And there are tons of coupons, deals, and programs to help you save money at America’s largest home improvement superstore. Use these Home Depot hacks to slash your expenses on everything from paint to plants to lumber.
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How to Save on Home Air Conditioning & Energy Costs in...

On a blazing July day with the temperature in the high double or triple digits, it can be tempting to stay indoors all day with the air conditioner cranked up. Unfortunately, air-conditioned comfort comes with a high price tag. But there are ways to reduce that cost.
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How to Negotiate Lower Prices With Contractors to Save Money

When it comes to hiring a contractor for home repairs or renovations, getting a reasonable price for quality work finished on schedule doesn’t have to be a nightmare. The tricks are preparation and negotiation. These tips for negotiating with contractors will ensure you never get overcharged again.
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Buying an Old House? – Common Problems, Hidden Costs & Benefits

Older homes tend to feature a charm and character you just can’t find in new construction homes. But they also offer their share of problems. If you’re considering buying an older home, read on to learn the problems you might encounter, how to solve them, and why it might be worth doing so.
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12 Best Places to Donate Used Furniture to Charity

There are plenty of charities and nonprofit organizations that will happily take your old furniture if it’s in good condition (and sometimes, even if it’s not). Plus, many charities pick up furniture donations for free. The hardest part is picking the best charity to donate used furniture to.