Archive for category Home Improvement

Why you need a home inspection, even if you’re buying a new home

I came across this blog post on Active Rain today and thought I’d share it with you.  It’s some good advice about getting a home inspection, even if you are buying a home from a home builder.  Having bought new and pre-owned, I can say with personal experience that a home inspector is worth every penny.  My experience has been that many builders cut corners here and there and the problems don’t rear their ugly head until after your new home warranty is expired.  Also, many homeowners make “improvements” to their home that are shortcuts to doing it right.  Electrical, plumbing, etc.  My advice is always get a home inspection done, new or pre-owned.

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Saving money on your property taxes

With property taxes due in just 3 months from now, it is a good time to look at how to reduce your property tax liability, especially if you feel your property value has dropped dramatically.

If you need a good appraiser here in Salt Lake City, UT and surrounding cities to determine the actual value of your property I recommend Timberline Appraising.

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Kitchen Comebacks – Tips for a Successful Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen is one of the spaces in a home that can add or detract the most from value, especially perceived value of someone looking at a home.  It is the area of the house that is equally important to both partners buying the home.  It’s also the place in the home of the highest return on investment, where many other home improvement projects don’t have such a high ROI.  Especially here in Utah where so much of our lives revolve around the family and the kitchen is where the family gathers together the most.

Here is a good article on basics of kitchen remodeling.  I hope you enjoy it.

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