Home Improvement

Simple fixes and upgrades can have a large impact on your home's value. Our local experts help you identify what improvements are worth making to get your home list-ready.

New research: Accessible features increase Dallas-Fort Worth property values by over $30,000
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New research: Accessible features increase Dallas-Fort Worth property values by over $30,000

The average sale price of Dallas-Fort Worth homes with accessibility features comes out to $378,000, vs. $344,000 for homes without these features included.

The 5 best types of flooring to increase home value
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The 5 best types of flooring to increase home value

Learn the five types of flooring which can increase your home's value in 2023, and by how much.

6 reading nook ideas
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6 reading nook ideas

You can build a reading nook even if you're short on space. Here are six ideas to get started.

What not to fix when selling a house: 7 things you can skip
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What not to fix when selling a house: 7 things you can skip

While you should do what you can to make your home appealing to buyers, there are some repairs and renovations that just aren't worthwhile when selling a home.

10 things that can bring down your property value
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10 things that can bring down your property value

Even if you don’t have the time or resources for major home improvements, you can at least try to avoid doing things that bring down property value.

Do you need a permit for a renovation or remodel?
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Do you need a permit for a renovation or remodel?

Always check for and get required permits. Failure to do so could result in stopped or stalled renovations, or later complicate or cancel a home sale.

How much does a major home addition cost?
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How much does a major home addition cost?

Most of the time, adding a room or expanding a bathroom, kitchen, or living space is a good investment, but there’s a lot to consider before taking action.

How to get rid of that old house smell
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How to get rid of that old house smell

When mold is stinking up your home or you've had pets or visiting smokers leaving a scent, learn how to get things cleaned up and smelling fresh.

What's the Deal with Popcorn Ceilings?
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What's the Deal with Popcorn Ceilings?

It’s not a secret that popcorn ceilings are no longer in style, but you shouldn’t write them off so quickly.

Want your house to sell for more? 11 tips to increase your home’s value
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Want your house to sell for more? 11 tips to increase your home’s value

A home is most Americans’ greatest asset. Build your home equity, and sell your house for more moeny, with our guide to increase home value.

Painting a room or house: How long does it take?
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Painting a room or house: How long does it take?

Painting a room in your house takes some time, but it can do wonders for home value. Even a professional team's effort can take more than a day to complete.

Your ultimate home maintenance checklist
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Your ultimate home maintenance checklist

Looking to get your home in tip-top shape? Use our home maintenance checklist to prevent costly repairs and avoid dangerous situations.