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    4 Home Improvement Projects That Don't Increase Home Value

    Posted by Sophie Bousset on Sep 17, 2019 1:23:00 AM

    Last week, we gave you a breakdown of the home improvement projects that provide the biggest boost to home value. Now that we've hopefully got you thinking about ways to maximize your biggest investment's value, let's make sure you're also aware of the "improvements" to avoid — those that either don't have great ROI or even lower your home value. (Surprising, we know. But they're real and, sadly, some homeowners do fall prey to them.) 

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    Topics: home maintenance, home improvement, remodeling, selling your home

    5 Cost-effective Home Improvement Projects to Increase Home Value

    Posted by Sophie Bousset on Sep 12, 2019 1:24:09 PM

    Home improvement projects are not created equal. Some can have much more impact — and much higher return on investment (ROI) — on your home's value than others. Then there's the nightmare scenario: "improvements" that actually lower your valuation. We dig into those for you here. On the flip side, here are five projects with some real bang for your buck.

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    Topics: home maintenance, home improvement, remodeling, selling your home

    How to Add Immediate Curb Appeal to Your Home

    Posted by Lauren Parker on May 31, 2019 11:14:58 AM

    The concept of curb appeal has evolved over the years. It’s no longer simply a matter of attracting people’s interest on the street. It’s about attracting people’s interest online. In the era of Instagram, the power of the pic can get people talking about your home. It can even influence its price. It pays to be prepared. It might even pay off.

    Is your home ready for its close-up? The House Manager team has compiled a list of 8 easy things you can do to enhance your home’s curb appeal. Many of the suggestions are as old as the concept of curb appeal itself. Others reflect today’s snap-happy Instagram era.

    We can’t promise that if you follow these tips your home will go viral, but we have every confidence they will make your house look nicer, increase buyer interest and maybe even raise its value.

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    Topics: home maintenance, remodeling, selling your home

    6 Pro Tips to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

    Posted by Ed Yevelev on May 15, 2019 10:12:23 AM

    It’s that time of year again… house-hunting season. If you’re putting your home on the market, we want to help you put your best foot forward to attract the most bidders and the highest price.

    At the very least, your pre-open house strategy should include removing clutter, making minor repairs, and giving the whole place an inviting look.

    Potential buyers will want to be able to picture themselves living happily ever after—in your home.

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    Topics: selling your home

    Tips for Planning Your Next Renovation Project

    Posted by Ed Yevelev on May 1, 2019 2:52:32 PM

    You’ve seen the TV shows: DIY Network, HGTV, and The Vanilla Ice Project. You’re feeling the pressure. If they can do it—if Vanilla Ice can do it—you can do it. You really should do it. Honestly, what have you been waiting for?

    Maybe you’ve been waiting for a helpful how-to guide. You’re in luck! We've compiled a list of useful tips to keep in mind as you embark on your home remodeling journey. We don’t simply want you to survive. We want you and your project to thrive.

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    Topics: remodeling, selling your home

     

    AAA House Manager is a Member-based service that provides home maintenance, repairs and renovations to homeowners in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Solano Counties, as well as Napa, Milpitas, and portions of Sacramento, El Dorado, and Placer Counties.

     

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