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by Michelle Stuart There are some decided differences between fixing up your own home and a property you plan to rent out. One of those differences is often your budget for repairs. If you want to make a profit on your investment property, repairs must be kept to a minimum. Since repairs are also a…


From noise suppression –to designer hoods by Mary Umberger Just because the housing industry is going through one of its slower times doesn’t mean that the companies that think up glitzy and/or ingenious devices for your home have stopped being creative. The trade show floor at the International Builders Show overflowed with products, major and…


Sellers hit snag with kitchen paint, drawer choices by Paul Bianchina Q: We are planning to sell our home next year. We tried the easiest route to brighten up the kitchen: painting the dark wood cabinets a lighter color, as we have a faux wood laminate countertop. We went with a two-toned effect, with the…


Special care urged for pressure wash, stain removal by Bill and Kevin Burnett, Inman News Q: I am removing the screws from our 10-or-more-year-old redwood deck. At about 1,200 square feet, it’s a big job, and it’s taking a lot of time to remove the screws, inspect the boards, then flip them over and screw…


Visualize, repair, clean, declutter, landscape, paint by Paul Bianchina If you’re thinking of listing your home this spring, now is the time to be thinking about one of the most important elements of real estate marketing: curb appeal. It’s your one and only chance to make a first impression on a potential buyer, so make…


When drywall repair won’t do by Bill and Kevin Burnett, Inman News Q: Our 4-year-old home has developed a crack down the seam of one interior wall, across to the next and then down another seam. A drywall taper repaired the crack by retaping it and finishing the seam. It looked great. About six months…


by Michael Monteiro Wear and tear is a fact of life for every landlord. Since we have already spent some time on this blog looking at how to tell the difference between damage and wear and tear, let’s talk about the specifics of what to expect when it comes to basic apartment fix-it work and…


Must-visit Web sites for products, tips, contractors by Paul Bianchina The Internet has certainly revolutionized the way we gather information. From remodeling our homes to protecting ourselves from fraud, there’s an incredible wealth of product and technical information that’s just a mouse-click away. As you’ve no doubt already learned in your wanderings about the Web,…


How to lay tile floor around closet flange by Bill and Kevin Burnett, Inman News Q: Our toilet wobbles and I have been wondering how to fix it. We are also going to replace the vinyl floor in that bathroom with tile. How close should I lay the tile around the flange? I had this…


To some, it’s a 3-coat jobBill and Kevin Burnett, Inman News Q: A couple of weeks ago you wrote about your brother Bryan redoing his kitchen. You said he spent the better part of four days priming and painting the cabinets and painting the walls and the ceiling — all stark white. My question is:…

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