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Best Home Décor Ideas on a Budget to Avoid the Loan Trap

by Greg on December 15, 2019
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Everyone loves a beautiful home with the best adornments and creature comforts, a chic look and style. Then, it is difficult to achieve if you have budget constraints or have debts to pay off to your creditors. Fortunately, there are many ways to make your abode inviting even on a budget. You can make your […]

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Household Horrors: A Guide to the Perils and Pitfalls of Bathroom Renovations (and How to Avoid Them)

by Greg on December 13, 2016
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There are hoards of renovation horror stories out there, and if you want to ensure that you and your bathroom aren’t added to those lists then go ahead and read our article on just what can go wrong and how you can hopefully avoid the trouble and expenses that come with them. Be Prepared for […]

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The Real Cost of Renovating Your Kitchen – Infographic

by Greg on November 3, 2016
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In one of our recent articles about revamping your home among other things we talked about refreshing the look of your kitchen. To further elaborate on this tip, guys from Half Price created this useful infographic.     Save

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DIY Home Renovations on a Budget

by Greg on September 9, 2014
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Have you been thinking about doing some home renovations? Maybe your tired old house needs a makeover, or perhaps you’ve just moved in to a place with the intention of fixing it up. Either way, renovations can be a costly exercise. And it doesn’t take long before budgets are blown and credit limits are extended. […]

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How to Restore the Shiny New Look to Old Floorboards, Part 2

by Chris Lang on July 4, 2013
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To read about the beginning of our floor reno project go to Part 1 Step 1. Preparing the products and tools Now that the floor was repaired, it was time to make it look good. For that purpose we used Cabot’s CFP Floor (water based). With the help of a calculator on their website we […]

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How to Restore the Shiny New Look to Old Floorboards, Part 1

by Chris Lang on July 2, 2013
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Living in an old house has its upsides – the charm, the classic character you won’t find in contemporary project homes, and the unique architectural features. But… there are also downsides. Old floorboards are one of the pains that come with living in an old house. Their worn, tired look certainly doesn’t add to your […]

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Hardwood Flooring – How Much Value Can It Add to Your Home?

by Greg on April 13, 2013
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When renovating your home, you always want to make changes that add value. And, as you choose where to spend your renovating money, you want to make choices that will add the most value to your home. Whether you are looking to sell right away, or are just getting your home in the best condition […]

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How to find a great house for a good price by asking the right questions (part 1)

by Chris Lang on October 18, 2012
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Many guides and articles will tell you what questions to ask when you are buying a house. None of them explain WHY you need to ask those questions – and many reasons are not obvious. So here is a list of questions you should ask before buying a house – and the reasons why you […]

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How to estimate renovation costs in seconds

by Chris Lang on October 5, 2011
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We all love our homes, and want them to be cosy, comfy, and good looking. Some people are lucky enough to buy a house that doesn’t need any work – simply move in, sit back, relax and enjoy. Others – the vast majority, I’d say – buy houses that need some TLC (Tender Loving Care). […]

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The bad effect of a carbon tax on housing prices

by Chris Lang on May 2, 2011
The bad effect of a carbon tax on housing prices

Everyone is discussing now how a carbon tax will make our energy bills higher. Yet there’s another negative effect to a carbon tax that doesn’t get much coverage in the media – and it really should. At a first glance housing prices and carbon tax may seem unrelated, but a closer look reveals that there […]

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How To Renovate Your House On A Budget

by Chris Lang on April 28, 2011
How To Renovate Your House On A Budget

The following is an article by Ally Tobias of Home Loan Finder. Renovating a house can take as much money as a new house altogether, but it doesn’t have to. People waste a surprising amount of money on decisions that may not seem too consequential at the moment, but actually run them back a few […]

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