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Know Your House: What Makes Up a Home's Foundation
Learn the components of a common foundation and their purpose to ensure a strong and stable house for years to come
"stable house for years to come... be it a house or a high-rise. Simply put, the foundation is what everything rests... majority of homes in North America are built using this approach, as it's relatively i... century homes as well? My 1913 house as a huge 7x4x3' concrete block in one corner... existing house. My new house will use a gravity flow exterior drain for water that... or so house has a stone foundation. Can you tell me something about it? Great article..."
Houzz Tour: A Tiny, Happy, Eco-Friendly Home
"your house is small? Try finding all the space you need in 120 square feet... Tiny House Company, has been building and living in homes smaller than 120 square... cient homes of their own. Shafer's latest house is just 7' x 16'. Since he got... their two homes next to each other, creating a total shared living area of 620 square... small house affords," he says. "The more square footage and heating I'm paying for..."
Houzz Tour: Teatime for a Tiny Portable Home in Oregon
"create a house she could both afford and love — and that meant including a tea ceremony... -foot house is especially tricky. The solution — combining the living space with... These tiny houses certainly aren't for everyone, but they can "help free people from extra... mortgages and house duties," says Miller. Houzz at a Glance Location: Marcola, Oregon... wonderful tiny houses :) This is maybe the prettiest tiny house ever. Gorgeous spot! I really..."
Make Your Vacation Home Pay Off
Renting your vacation house when you're not using it makes good financial sense. These tips can help
"vacation house when you're not using it makes good financial sense. These tips can help... vacation home is something many of us hope for, but owning a second home that remains... renting the home. These tips will help you make your vacation home as appealing as possible... vacation home to others throughout the year. In some markets, you may even be able... second home. We have had a second home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for 17 years..."
Houzz Tour: A Sweet Southern Makeover
"purchase a home, they searched high and low for their version of the perfect home. Residents... ranch house in a large Roswell neighborhood. Decorated in '70s kitsch, the home boasted... transform the house into her dream home.... available home in a 30-mile radius, but found nothing they loved. "We were going to build... Honey Home, Holloway enlisted the help of her partner Anisa Darnell to transform... like a home - not an ad for an interior design store Yes it DOES feel like a home..."
Houzz Tour: Charming, Rustic Lakefront Cabin in Minnesota
Vintage furnishings, reclaimed materials and a stone fireplace give a rebuilt weekend house a cozy, collected-over-time feel
"weekend house a cozy, collected-over-time feel... cottage. The house was taken down to the studs — leaving the original fieldstone fireplace... rebuilt house is imbued with the sense that it's been around for years. Working closely... their in-house designer, Michelle Fries, the owners were intimately involved with all... give the house a comfortable, timeworn look. "The owners had been planning for a long... make the house feel like it had been around for a while," says Fries. "They chose to..."
Houzz Tour: California Cabin Ditches the Power Grid
Solar energy powers a modern, expandable vacation house among the trees for a family with two children
"vacation house among the trees for a family with two children... full-time in a house that produces all of its own energy. David Arkin and his team at Arkin... vacation home for a couple and two young sons Location: East of Nevada City, California... between the house and the trees. I want this house!!! Number of people for which this... comfortable home. A vacation home is a nice experiment. We plan on building, our main home..."
My Houzz: Bayfront Beauty in New Jersey
A relaxing ocean view, ample natural sunlight and private dock highlight this traditional New Jersey beach house
"summer home was designed to embrace the beach. From the bay views in every room to... charming house is the perfect getaway for this couple and their crew of grandchildren... This home is gorgeous. What's not to like? It's everything a summer home should... bungalow homes scattered among the big old Victorians. A majority of the homes and... build this house on LBI! This couple also have a lake house in NW NJ, that's been featured..."
Houzz Tour: Tiny Home Built for Big Adventure
"-foot home made for the road... about tiny homes she read on Tumbleweed Tiny Homes. The story stuck with her, and she... Tarleton home. At about 117 square feet, the home has everything they need — and nothing... these tiny homes for our life, I thought she was completely nuts," says Evan. "But as... See the home that inspired them... small house movement, and Tumbleweed has some great houses. The McMansions out there..."
Stage Your Home and Sell it Fast
"prep your house for more offers and a quicker sale... their “new home” on a silver platter. If done smartly, the money spent staging will be... in the house sale — and you keep all the hot accessories for yourself afterwards (or... job of a home stager is to form an emotional connection with a buyer to a home. If... make the home memorable. In the last home I staged , I did a French bistro look with... of your house. We had two offers to buy our home so we felt very good about our efforts..."
The Dos and Don'ts of Home Appraisal
"your house? These tips from the pros will help you get the best possible appraisal... ing a home was difficult even before the market started to slide. Now every penny... of your home. While we all have a natural tendency to nest in the places we live, the... break your home's appraised value. What to do — and what not to do — before and after... after a home appraisal? We asked Houzz users and professional appraisers across the..."
Your Home-Selling Guide for a Faster and Better Sale
Learn staging and curb appeal tricks, how to get the best photos and more in this roundup focusing on high-impact house-selling strategies
"way your home is appraised, viewed and valued. Check out our guides to learn how to... put your home on the market.... of your home? My home sold mid-2008 within 6 weeks, but more recently nice homes reasonably... several homes over the years. The last one was during a poor housing market and we... small home by the Pacific Ocean!) *I sold my last home (1910 Craftsman w/wonderful... make our home the most attractive it could be? My sis and I sold our mother's home..."
The Latest Info on Renovating Your Home to Sell
"sell your home, the list of potential improvements to consider before staking that sign... sell your home. But recouped costs do not give you the complete picture. Selling your... your house quickly, and at your asking price, are goals that the right remodeling... put your house on the market. Here's what I found out from a contractor, an architect... our new home and put them in the old house. New lamps can really brighten a room, and..."
What Those Home-Sale Disclosures Are Really Saying
Avoid costly surprises by knowing what’s included in a home seller’s disclosure, what’s not and what you can do if you suspect foul play
"included in a home seller’s disclosure, what’s not and what you can do if you suspect foul... ile a home inspection is your first line of defense against hidden property damage... into the home’s past. Fortunately, most states require sellers to fill out and sign... after the house goes into escrow. What should you expect to see in a disclosure agreement... ide-a-houses-most-gruesome-secrets If purchasing a home with septic vs. sewer, DO..."
Help for Selling Your Home Faster — and Maybe for More
Prep your home properly before you put it on the market. Learn what tasks are worth the money and the best pros for the jobs
"your home properly before you put it on the market. Learn what tasks are worth the... ing a house is a major undertaking. Where do you begin? First you’ll need to establish... get your home in shape to sell quickly at the best possible price (without breaking... in the house when we weren't home. We're only home weekends and evenings...doesn't... small house on a corner, then you probably shouldn't look at a home that is listed..."