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Buying a Fixer-Upper? Consider the FHA 203k Loan

Buying a Fixer-Upper? Consider the FHA 203k Loan

If you’re looking to purchase a “fixer-upper,” you just may want to consider the government-backed FHA 203k loan! The FHA 203k loan is a special type of rehab or renovation loan that allows buyers to borrow money for the purchase price of their new home and the necessary renovation costs.   In essence, this loan…

Can You Guess The Cost of the Average Bathroom Remodel?

Can You Guess The Cost of the Average Bathroom Remodel?

It’s a great time to work in the construction industry!  Homeowners are upgrading, renovating, and remodeling their homes at a pace that we haven’t seen since before the recession, and bathrooms are the most popular spot to remodel. You’re not the only one who wants to get rid of your baby pink floor tile and dingy…

Add Flair To Your Kitchen With These Pendant Lights

Add Flair To Your Kitchen With These Pendant Lights

Check out these green pendant lights from IKEA. It’s only $14.99! Pendant lights are like earrings, they can add a little sparkle or personality to a room. And you don’t have to spend a ton of money to accomplish a ton of style! Use these pictures as inspiration, and see for yourself. It’s good to be…

A Dining Room Makeover For Less Than $200!

A Dining Room Makeover For Less Than $200!

We love nothing more than a home renovation project, especially when it’s affordable! A recent EveryHome client purchased a classic brick row home with tons of potential, and took the dining room from drab and dated to pretty and polished for under $200: Oh, what freshly-painted walls can do!  We love the transformation made by this cool, calm…

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products: What Really Works

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products: What Really Works

Spring cleaning season is in full swing!  When we shop for products to clean and disinfect our home, we like to keep three things in mind: effectiveness, safety, and affordability.  While it’s pretty easy to find budget-friendly cleaning products that work, it’s a bit harder to find cleansers that are safe and friendly to the…

What Kind of Landscaping Adds to Your Home’s Value?

What Kind of Landscaping Adds to Your Home’s Value?

When it comes to landscaping, it’s all about the curb appeal! Ensuring that the front of your home looks attractive as prospective buyers drive by is one of the easiest ways to help it sell more quickly, and landscaping is one of the most important factors. Here’s what to consider when you’re looking for landscaping…

March Home Maintenance Check List

March Home Maintenance Check List

With spring just around the corner, many homeowners are itching to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather! March is an excellent time of year to perform regular maintenance around your home, as well as prepare your home for the upcoming summer months.     1. If you’re a gardener, the early spring season is…

Do You Really Need to Stage Your Vacant Home?

Do You Really Need to Stage Your Vacant Home?

If you’re planning on selling your vacant home this spring, you may have considered hiring a professional home stager to temporarily furnish your space.  While every home staging company operates a bit differently, most will provide furniture for some (or all!) vacant rooms in your home for a set period of time. The home staging…

New Construction Sales Surge in 2015

New Construction Sales Surge in 2015

It’s official! The statistics are in, and 2015 was the best year for new construction since 2007 according to the Commerce Department. New home sales rose an impressive 9.9% year-over-year, and brand new homes now represent approximately 10% of all home sales nationwide. Plus, the construction sector added a significant number of jobs, and is expected…

Cozy and Affordable Fireplace Ideas

Cozy and Affordable Fireplace Ideas

Brrr! After two feet of snow and chilly temps here in Greater Philadelphia, we’re ready to thaw out in front of a crackling fire with a glass of red wine. Not only can a modern fireplace be energy efficient and provide you warmth during a dreaded power outage, they’re also highly coveted by homebuyers! If…

Get Your Home Ready for Winter for Under $20

Get Your Home Ready for Winter for Under $20

Reduce your heating bill and keep your home cozy all winter long with these three easy tips for winterizing on a budget: 1. Save extra on your utility bills this winter by simply replacing your furnace filter.  Homeowners should check this filter monthly and replace it when it becomes dirty (typically once every few months)….

Bathroom Vs. Kitchen: Which Should You Remodel?

Bathroom Vs. Kitchen: Which Should You Remodel?

It has long been told that the best remodeling you could do was the kitchen.  However, according to cost vs. value studies, we found it’s actually the bathroom remodel that adds the most value to a house. According to recent studies, it makes the most logical sense to redo the bathroom because with a bathroom…

The Top 4 Winter Home Projects

The Top 4 Winter Home Projects

The chilly winter months are a great time to finally complete those interior home projects you’ve been considering! Residential contractors are a bit slower this time of year, so you can likely get a better deal, and your home will look great in time for spring. The National Association of Realtors recently released a report evaluating the resale value…

This Is The Hottest New Trend for Bathrooms

This Is The Hottest New Trend for Bathrooms

Looking to instantly make your bathroom chic and elegant for under $40? Consider painting it black! Described as the hottest new trend for bathrooms, designers are loving the dramatic hue and blending a black palette with bold metallic fixtures, industrial accents, and funky prints. Painting your entire master bathroom black isn’t for the faint of heart.  To…

3 Tips for Keeping Your Heating Bill Low

3 Tips for Keeping Your Heating Bill Low

It’s no secret that keeping your home warm and cozy can get pricey! Whether you have gas, electric, or oil heat, these three tips will help you keep your heating bill low:   Supplement gas or oil heat with a decorative electric fireplace — and you won’t believe how inexpensive they can be! We love…

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