2015’s Home Renovations to Invest In

According to Remodeling Magazine's 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, these five replacement projects will make the greatest percentage impact on the value of your home this year — accounting for cost-to-value ratio, the key to making smart home improvements with resale in mind:           1. Roofing Replacement Roof replacement gives you the biggest bang for your …

Handcrafted Valentine’s Day Decor

Express your affection by creating these simple handmade gifts and decorations for Valentine's Day:   Valentine's Day Vase Display Before you cast off those old bracelets, earrings, and necklaces, give them new life as a Valentine's Day-worthy accent for inexpensive vases. Use jewelry or glass glue to secure chains to glass bottles, either in a neutral color or pink or …

5 Ways to Raise the Value of Your Listing

                      1. Declutter Cost range: $0 (do-it-yourself) to $2,500 (pro) Potential return: 3% to 5% Clear away any clutter and depersonalize the space as much as possible.   2. Makeover the kitchen Cost range: $300 to $5,000 Potential return: 3% to 7% The kitchen was rated as the most important …

Shrubs with Winter Interest

An unexpected plant feature — winter blooms that perfume the air, bright berries, colorful or textured foliage or unusual bark — add a welcome element to gardens. These winter shrubs will not disappoint.                             Edgeworthia/Paperbush Edgeworthia, also known as paperbush, is a multibranched shrub that drops its …

10 Things That Will Absolutely KILL Your Home Sale

If you want to make sure you get home sold quickly and for the right price, you'll want to avoid listing it with the following: 1. Excessive damage Maybe the home you're selling was used as a rental and trashed by frat boy tenants, or maybe you just haven't kept it up as you should. Either way, those holes in …

What Buyers Should Know About Home Inspections

They know they'll be maintaining or improving a home with little to no maintenance experience, so the solution is to buy a home in perfect condition. So they hire a home inspector to point out all the flaws. The problem is — no perfect home exists. Air conditioners break, plumbing pipes leak, and roof tiles blow off in the wind. …

1730 South Avenue Springfield, MO 65807

1730 South Ave. Springfield, MO 65807 – Clean as a whistle doesn't even do this house justice. This home is a show place. It features gorgeous hardwood floors and new cabinets everywhere. You will also find updated appliances, counter tops, bathroom, fixtures, brand new 95% efficient furnace, newer roof, and double-hung windows. Some of the features you will love are …

500 Falcon Heights, Rogersville

500 Falcon Heights, Rogersville – Perfectly located on a corner lot in Rogersville's premier neighborhood, Leabrooke Subdivision, this 4 bedroom home will not disappoint. It will have gorgeous hand-scraped hardwood floors, larger bedrooms and closets, brushed nickel hardware and fixtures, and a tile back splash! Other amenities include a generously sized deck, stainless steel appliances, & a 90%+ efficient furnace. …

5 Tools Every Single Homebuyer Needs to Use

Finally taking the home purchase plunge? Congratulations! Now that you’re in the game, it’s time to get informed and make educated decisions. The process is filled with industry-specific terms, vendors, and a glut of information — ugh. You may be wondering where to begin. With this arsenal of tools in your corner, you’ll sail smoothly through the process — starting …

The Biggest Air Leak in Your House You Don’t Know About

Have you caulked windows and replaced weatherstripping on your doors? Good for you. But if you think you’ve sealed up air leaks, you’re in for a shock. The biggest air leak in your home is right under your nose. Or, underfoot, more accurately. It’s the hole that a plumber cuts in the subfloor to make room for the drain assembly …