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Return on Investment – Blog 8 – Patio Renovation

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Now that you’ve maximized your return on investment for the inside renovations, let’s look at what sellers are doing with patio renovations to please potential buyers. High expectations for patios and outdoor “living rooms” are typically present when buyers are looking for homes in the $3M to $4M range and up.  That’s not to say […]

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Return on Investment – Blog 7 – Kitchen Renovation

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Whether you’re planning your kitchen renovation to make selling easier, or for your own enjoyment, it’s probably the most expensive room that you’ll do.  For that reason, you’ll want to make choices that will hold their value over time.  In this series return on investment is the focus. Kitchens have endless potential features when it comes […]

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Return on Investment – Blog 1 – Introduction

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When it comes to replacing equipment in your house, you often don’t get a choice as to when. Parts and fixtures often fail suddenly, so return on investment is not a consideration.  Major appliances like furnaces, water heaters and boilers require immediate attention. They also offer an extensive and confusing myriad of choices as you […]

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Good Company, Bad Review? – What to Look For

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Reading bad reviews can make for great entertainment – unless they’re about us (!).  Often they are well written and paint the unfortunate company as a group of stupid, unethical and bumbling scam artists.  A truly exceptional bad review can read like a prosecuting attorney’s closing statements, urging you to convict.  Should you? What does that […]

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Highest Rated Local Plumber – Blog 5 – Ratings

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Great ratings come from a good customer experience and a solid warranty.  In this section of the highest rated local plumber blog series I focus on these aspects and what R&B has to offer. Whether it’s the Better Business Bureau, Homestars, Google or another on-line organization, the highest rated local plumber is a coveted distinction […]