Monthly Archives: April 2013

Long-Term Considerations for Renovations Part 1

During the housing boom of the early 2000s, many Americans followed a real estate routine: young couples or families bought small “starter” houses, did a few renovations to update vital areas, and then flipped the properties for a profit in order to upgrade to a bigger, more permanent home. But the US housing bubble proved [...]

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3 Tips for a Money-Saving Renovation

Last week we looked at how the recent global recession has affected homeowners. The U.S housing market was a major factor in the financial crisis, and it forced millions of homeowners to radically change their future real estate plans, and start renovating their current properties in a new way. Renovation can be a much cheaper [...]

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3 Ways The Recession Has Changed Renovation

The financial crisis and Great Recession of the late 2000s affected nearly everyone it touched; it permanently altered the lives of millions of people across the world. Before the recession, and even before the unstable real estate bubble that contributed to the crisis, it wasn’t uncommon for middle-class Americans to buy a small starter home, [...]

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The Renovation Rebound

The United States economy is still extremely shaky, and the tremors ripple through all sorts of different industries and leave subtle marks all over the country. The housing market took a major hit during the global financial crisis of 2008, and has seriously affected how Americans define the idea of “home.” Housing is no longer [...]

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Asbestos In Your Home: What To Do

Welcome back to our final post in this month-long examination of the history, science, and issues behind asbestos insulation. This building material is now infamous for being extremely toxic to humans; the tiny fibers in asbestos dust are easily trapped in the lungs when inhaled and can cause a myriad of deadly lung diseases.

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