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10 Tips to Avoid Getting Burned by Kitchen Remodels

1. Don’t Overspend

Before you start planning, consider the market and decide whether a low-, medium-, or high-end kitchen remodel makes the most sense. Costs can run the gamut from $2,000 for a simple paint-and-hardware upgrade to $50,000 if you’re installing expensive countertops and luxury appliances. Knowing your neighborhood will help keep from overspending – you may not get your investment back installing travertine in your tiny starter – or worse, underspending. Let’s face it, you’ll never see Formica in a high-end home, and in fact, it may become a barrier to your sale.

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Rents Drop Year-Over-Year for the First Time Since 2012

  • Because of a small decline earlier this year, the median rent nationwide is now down 0.2 percent from September 2017 – about $3 a month.
  • Rents last turned down in July 2012, then climbed steadily to peak growth of 6.6 percent in July 2015.
  • After reaching recovery-era peak growth of 8 percent year-over-year growth in March, April and June of this year, home value growth now has slowed for three months in a row. Home values rose 7.6 percent year-over-year in September, to a U.S. median of $220,100.

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A Sculptural House in Venice by FINNE Architects

Situated on a narrow lot in Venice, California, the Venice House offers a calm respite from the busy sights of the neighborhood with an open garden and swimming pool on the western side of the property. The house, designed by FINNE Architects, is clad in a various of textured metal and wooden surfaces creating a visual collage, while the roof reveals a series of folded planes.

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Whoops! 4 Home-Buying Moves You May Not Realize You Have to Do

| Sep 13, 2018

Buying a house takes time, patience, and careful planning. But because this process has so many moving parts, sometimes buyers miss crucial steps—and it can cost them big-time.

To help clue you in to these oft-overlooked tasks, we asked real estate experts to reveal some of the more surprising home-buying moves you may not realize you have to do. Keep these actions on your radar so you don’t miss out on your dream home for a dumb reason that could have been nipped in the bud, had you only known it was part of the deal.
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