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    Paint color as a decorating tool

    Article by Pierre Zarokian Home improvement projects could be costly, time-consuming and daunting. But it shouldn’t be that way. Have you considered changing your wall colors to improve the look of your home? New paint color can dramatically change your intimate space, your home. Here are some things to consider when selecting a paint color. Location: Some interior and exterior parts of your home may be getting ample sunlight while other parts may be compromised due to trees and other objects. Consider the location of the intended space before deciding on a color for that space. Light: Color behaves differently under natural and artificial light. It is a daunting task…

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    Retrofitting older foreclosed homes for profit

    The recent real estate bust is a boom for the innovative home remodeling contractors. A group dubbed as “eco flippers” are buying foreclosed older homes and retrofitting them with more efficient heating and cooling systems; replace with energy-efficient thermostats; improve attic insulation; install greener appliances; install new energy efficient windows, doors and skylights; plant water conserving native plants in yards and sell remodeled homes for a quick profit. The cost of remodeling an older home varies from state to state and region to region. In Houston, Texas the cost to remodel an older home cost between $75,000 and $120,000. Due to the energy saving improvements, remodeled homes are selling much…

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