Tackle These Projects Before Selling Your Home (and After Buying) – Money.com


The reason is simple: to avoid any issues during home inspections. Have a professional remodeler walk around the house with you inside and out, Paul Sullivan, chair of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers, recommended. It will make the process much smoother. The work appears to pay off. Contractors provide, on average, 68% return on investment, according to Porch. One surprise, Porch said: Not many sellers said they were hiring painters. A fresh coat of paint returns close to 100% of the money spent in boosted value, its report said.
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Department of Energy. Without electricity, your sump pump will stop, your refrigerator wont be able to keep your food chilled and your home security system wont work. To keep your home secured and operating without power, Del Grande recommends installing a permanent standby generator system. A standby generator like those from Kohler is a backup electrical system located on the outside of your home that turns on automatically when power is lost. Standby generators run on propane or natural gas, so they dont need to be refueled, and they provide quality power that wont damage appliances or electronics.
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Home improvement tips to prepare for the summer storm season – Anchorage Press: Seasonal

Founded in 2008 by Alon Cohen and Adi Tatarko, the Palo Alto-based company registered more than 2 million new shares at a price per share of nearly $75, according to filings uncovered by private company research group VC Experts. On a fully-diluted basis of 31 million shares, the company would be worth about $2.3 billion based on this Series D round of funding. Launched in Feb. 2009, Houzz looks to be the latest startup to reach the vaunted $1 billion-valuation mark, joining the likes of Airbnb, Uber and Snapchat. According to its website, Houzz has 20 million monthly users and addresses a $300 billion home improvement market by providing a platform where consumers can connect to home improvement professionals.
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Online Home Improvement Company Houzz Looking To Raise At $2.3 Billion Valuation – Forbes

Houzz CEO Adi Tatarko (left)   at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in September. (Photo: Getty Images)

The free e-Guide is available for download at http://www.elitenetwork.co.uk/greendealguides. It provides answers to the key questions people have been asking; what exactly is available, how the Cashback works, eligibility, why a Green Deal Advice Report is needed, the draw backs of using an EPC and ways to access the funding. Garry Steven-Smith, CEO of Elite Network commented: With a target of one million homes every year to be retrofitted between now and 2020, The Home Improvement Fund is exactly whats needed to accelerate the uptake of the Green Deal. Since the Home Improvement Fund was announced earlier this year, there has been a lot of discussion and confusion.
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