Home Improvement

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Home Equity: Letting Your Home Work For You

What is Home Equity? Home equity is a valuable asset if you know how to use it. Home equity is the amount of value in your home over and above a mortgage or lien against the property. Calculating the equity of your home involves simple math. To get a home’s equity, just subtract the amount…
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Trending Interiors For New Homeowners

If you’ve recently become a homeowner you’re probably excited to start furnishing your new home! Here we’ve put together several current interior design trends to help inspire your interior. Brighten a Room with Color Our first tried and true interior design trend is to use vibrant colors. Of course, this is going to mean that…
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Buying A Vacant Lot: Do’s And Don’ts

Buying any type of real estate is a big decision. Often times, when you purchase a vacant lot you may have it for several years, so you want to make sure that you’re choosing the very best property for your intended purpose. Not every vacant lot can be used for anything because of zoning purposes.…
Giant, centuries-old live oak trees populate the grounds of a hill country home.

How Trees Can Affect Your Home’s Resale Value

Owning a home is an investment that you should always take care of. In addition, homeowners should keep in mind the value of their home, and how it can change. It is the wish of every home owner to have the value of the property increase so that they can make a profit when they…
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Insulation And Your Home’s Resale Value

Many people often wonder how they can increase the resale value of their home while also saving money on their utility bills. You may not be aware that by upgrading the insulation in your attic, you can not only save money on your utility bills–you can also add to the value of your home by…
Improve the Value of Your Home With Shade

How Shade Can Affect The Value of Your Home

In places like Texas we all can understand wanting to escape the sun and the heat. It’s why we all have A/C, why we jump in the pool, and why sit in the shade any opportunity we get. And that is also why people can utilize shade structures to escape the elements. Whether it is…
Improve the Value of your San Marcos Home with Your Tax Refund

Putting Your Tax Refund Into Your Home

All the hassle and heartache of tax season can easily be forgotten if you are one of the many Americans due for a tax refund. But what to do with that nice plump check, which amounts to $3000 on average? One good idea is to put your tax refund back into your home. Here are…
Improving the Value Before Selling Your Home in San Marcos, Tx

Realistic Makeover: Home Edition

Common Costs of Home Upgrades and Repairs The early 2000’s brought us a reality TV show called Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. They took peoples’ houses and made premium repairs and luxury upgrades with very little consideration of cost, paid for only by the good deeds of the receivers of the changes. For those of us…
Puppy Proofing Your New Home in San Marcos, TX - Close Up of Terrier

10 Tips to Puppy Proof Your New Home

If you have a puppy, you already know how curious and excitable they are. If you’re moving to a new home with a puppy in tow, be sure to keep these tips in mind to ensure your pup is safe as he explores his new home and gets settled in. We’ve put together 5 indoor…
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Tips to Boost Your Home’s Value – Part I

Who wouldn’t like to increase the value of their home before they sell it? Some projects that boost a home’s value can be a bit daunting, but others can be knocked out relatively quickly and can add quite a bit to the asking value of your home. Here are four upgrades that can help justify…
How to Utilize the Extra Space in Your Home

How to Utilize the Extra Room in Your Home

If you have an extra room in your home and you aren’t quite sure what to do with it, have no fear! Many people simply utilize their extra room for storage, and there’s nothing wrong with that–but an extra room can be considered a bit of a luxury, so you may want to take advantage…
Avoid Common DIY San Marcos Home Improvement Mistakes

Avoiding Common DIY Home Improvement Mistakes

A quick search on Google will show you that there are countless resources available for those interested in DIY home improvement projects. Whether you’ve just settled into your new home, or you’re looking to boost your home’s appeal so you can sell it, DIY projects are a great idea. However, it’s important that you’re careful…
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