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    5 Home Improvement Mistakes To Avoid While the Market is Hot

    Across the nation, home values are rising, and inventory is decreasing leaving many homeowners deciding whether to sell their homes while the market is hot or use their equity to complete desired renovations. Either scenario may cause homeowners to engage in home improvement projects which may be unnecessary and/or costly. Here are five common mistakes to avoid when considering a home improvement project. Don’t Over-Improve Homeowners often run down the list of all the excessive upgrades they’ve just completed in preparation to sell during the seller’s presentation. By going above and beyond with expensive and unnecessary improvements, you may have  

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    5 kitchen remodel tips and tricks for home renovations

    Are kitchen remodeling plans on your horizon this year? If you share that kitchen, chances are you’ll also be sharing some of the decision-making that comes with a renovation. And believe me, kitchens are a high-stakes game.  I’m midway through a full house renovation of a Victorian in Beechmont with my best friend and business partner, Mike, as well as four renovations into an eventual full building overhaul of a small apartment building we recently purchased in Old Louisville. We probably have more, shall we say, heated discussions about the design of the kitchens than the rest of the  

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    City of Parkersburg accepting applications for Emergency Home Improvement grants

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -Parkersburg residents have an opportunity to improve their own homes all on the city’s dime. It’s all part of the 2022 Emergency Home Repair Program. This program is available to Parkersburg residents who are at or below 60% of the area median income. Andrew Thomas, Development Projects Administrator for the City of Parkersburg says homeowners can receive up to $6,000 to repair their roofs, heating and air conditioning systems, electrical issues or plumbing problems. Thomas says these grants help the city reach its goal of having more safe and adorable housing for homeowners and renters. “We  

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    ‘Trans Handy Ma’am’ goes viral on TikTok after sharing home improvement tips

    Wisconsin resident Mercury Stardust began posting videos on TikTok to promote her weekly burlesque show, but it wasn’t until she began sharing home improvement and maintenance tips that her account really took off.  It all started in April, when Stardust created a video in response to a fellow TikTok user who did not know how to use a ratchet strap, which is used to tie down and transport cargo. “That took me from like 100 followers to 25,000 followers in less than 24 hours,” Stardust told NBC affiliate WTMJ of Milwaukee. Stardust, a transgender woman, has since been  

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    Colorado Springs high school football coach now the star of HGTV home improvement show | Arts & Entertainment

    Just like the other offers to be a TV star, Tom Reber tried to ignore this one. “I blew it off for months,” he said. He didn’t even think it was legitimate. After gaining a sizable following on social media and through his podcasts and YouTube videos, the Colorado Springs-based home renovation coach is used to getting strange messages and offers that didn’t feel right for him. So when a representative from a production company found him on YouTube, Reber figured it was a scam. “This guy reached out saying, ‘We’ve got the idea for a new show,’”  

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