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Flooring Costs Overview

As with any major home improvement decision, it’s helpful to compare flooring prices before making the big leap. When it comes to flooring cost, there’s several things to keep in mind. First of all, regional prices for materials and flooring installation may vary. While the following price estimates make for a good starting point, it’s…

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The Basics Of Lumber Pricing and Metal Pricing

Metal and lumber prices are influenced by a fluid lumber market, but the range in metal and lumber prices are affected much more by the quality and supplier of the lumber than the market itself. Sawmills, for example, will be able to sell you lumber for a lower price than a lumberyard, but a large…

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Arranging Payment for Large Home Projects

Payment Options for Home Improvement Projects

Homeowners always have questions in regards to how much to pay a contractor when home improvement work first begins. What is an appropriate down payment? Should money be paid during construction, but before the work is complete? And when is the final payment due? In paying for home improvement projects, every consumer has heard stories…

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New Homeowner Maintenance Tips by HomeAdvisor

New Homeowner Projects: The Cost Conundrum

Congratulations – you’ve finally moved into your house. Now that you’re settling in, you may have the urge to build a BBQ-worthy deck or the kitchen of your dreams. But before you put all of your eggs in the renovation basket, consider tackling some of the smaller, less expensive home maintenance projects first. While maintenance…

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2015 True Cost Report

2015 True Cost Report & Homeowner Insights

When deciding whether to ditch the hammer and hire a professional for a home project, homeowners unfailingly ask themselves: “What’s it going to cost?” HomeAdvisor helps answer that question with True Cost Guide.

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Q&A: Brush Up on the Basics of Home Improvement Loans

Remodeling or renovating your home can mean putting together a pretty hefty to-do list. You need to pick materials and colors, decide on that new fridge or bathtub, and choose a contractor. There’s one other task you should be sure to put on your list—figuring out the best way to pay for your home improvements….

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Tips for Financing Your Home Remodel

Remodeling a room in your home – whether it’s a kitchen, bathroom or bedroom – is a big task that requires a lot of coordination and planning. The first and often the most daunting task is figuring out how you will finance your project. The good news is that there are a number of options…

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Resources for First-Time Home Buyers

Buying a home can be both exciting and stressful for first-time home buyers. You might alleviate some of the typical anxieties by learning as much as possible about the process. From the first steps of determining your budget and securing your loan to then finding a home, you can proceed with confidence when you know…

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