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If you are, then the recently released 2014 Cost versus Value report by Remodeling Magazine will help you a lot in deciding on the remodeling projects as it clearly lays out the return provided by various home remodeling projects.

The 2014 report breaks the myth that investing in remodeling the house for selling purposes is always a winning proposition. In fact, nothing is further from the truth as on an average homeowner recovers only $.60 for each dollar spent on remodeling. Also, majority of the remodeling projects which provide excellent ROI are not the shiny glamorous ones you'll usually watch on TV like kitchen or bathroom remodeling.

The projects with the highest average return on investment include the practical but unglamorous ones such as

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They’re like furry extensions of family, and we treat them as such – between taking professional photos, going on grooming weekends, and feeding delectable foods, our pets are certainly a part of our lives. 

You put a lot of work into keeping your home safe for your family, and doing the same for your pets is important too. But there are many more considerations to take care of when you’re pet-proofing your home. Besides making sure your smoke detectors are working, your locks are functional, and no chemicals are leaking into your home, you now need to look at the process from a four-legged perspective. Here are some tips for keeping your little loved ones as safe and happy as possible:

  • Choking hazards aren’t just for kids

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In sunny Naples, there isn’t too much of a winter season – but that doesn’t mean you can let your home’s curb appeal slack off when the days get shorter. 

It can be easy to put off doing exterior maintenance once the cold weather kicks in, but it’s still something that needs to be done. There are countless ways to keep your home in tip-top shape during the chillier months, and still give it a winter flair that fits the holiday season. Here’s what you can do:

  • Fresh coats of paint

The leaves on the trees are starting to thin out as the temperature goes down, and that means any imperfections of your home’s exterior are going to be magnified. Chips and cracks in the paint will stand out, so take an afternoon to do some touch-ups and your

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When you’re selling your home, there are countless little things around that can drive your price down. If you can get an idea of what people want, and what people expect to see, you can get yourself ahead of the game in getting your home market-ready. 

While there are some things that you can’t do anything about (you won’t exactly be moving your entire home to a more desirable location), there are certainly things that you can control. Here are some common threats to your home’s value that you can stave off before you sell:

  • Lack of updates

This is one that can actually do more damage than good sometimes – if you drop a huge amount of money on a brand new kitchen, there is always the chance it doesn’t bring in more money than you

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