A Montpelier Cape Cod Makeover

A total renovation and makeover for this home required planning a care, including  refinishing hardwoods on the main level and installing new carpet on the upper level and main level bedrooms.  All new windows were supplied and installed, including the large bay window in the cosy, living room with wood-burning fireplace.  A...

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Top-to-Bottom Renovation of Classic Colonial

When we put this house on the market everything was new: from the 30-year architectural roof to the windows and siding, kitchen and baths, made this home move-in ready.  Post renovation this home featured refinished hardwoods on the main and upper levels, a completely redesigned kitchen with GE stainless steel appliances,...

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Saving More For A Downpayment

For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is a critical step on the road to becoming homeowners.  While people who have previously owned a home often use the proceeds from the sale of their homes to finance the purchase of a new one, they also change the way they spend money, if only temporarily, in order to...

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9 Tips For Developing Better Habits

More than half of adults make New Year’s resolutions each year.  Unfortunately, many give up after a few weeks because they haven’t turned their goals into habits.  Whether you want to lose weight, save for a home (click here to view our “how-to” article for saving) or eat more vegetables, adopting...

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Remodeling: Cost vs. Value

Gains in the new-home market are helping lift the value of remodeling projects even as costs rise. From Remodeling magazine, January 2016 Bigger and more expensive projects, rising new-home prices, curb appeal, and energy efficiency all contributed to a slight gain in remodeling projects’ payback at resale, the 2016...

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Become A Homeowner With These Saving Habits

Changes you make now can help pave the way for becoming a homeowner… You’re at that stage, thinking about your future and buying a home.  You might be paying off school loans, establishing your career path, or starting a family, and now you’re ready to take on the responsibilities of a home.  Buying a home...

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Get A 116.9% Return on Your Home Improvement Project

This year’s biggest surprise and best return on investment isn’t visible from the curbside. From Remodeling magazine, January 2016 As the new-home market makes strides, so too does the remodeling industry. This year’s Remodeling magazine Cost vs. Value Report shows the second-highest return at resale in the past...

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2016 Housing Outlook

What’s Ahead for The Housing Market in 2016? It’s that time of year again, where experts of every field make predictions for the year.  No different from other industries, the real estate market has a voice in the prediction arena.  Many are saying that this could be a good year for homeowners, but not for renters....

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