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5 Home Improvements You Can Do for Less Than $250

DIY floor tiling project for less than $250
While you might have some-day plans for redoing the kitchen or finishing the basement, right now you can chip away at smaller improvements around the house that are well within your budget, but will make a big difference in your daily life. Plus, these projects can be done in a weekend and won’t cause a lot of mess and disruption. Try one of the following:

  1. Paint a room. Nothing makes a dramatic change more quickly than painting a room…or two. A couple gallons of paint, rollers, tape and drop cloths will be well within your $250 budget.
  2. Install new cabinet hardware. When it comes to interior design, it’s all in the details. Shop around for new knobs and drawer pulls for your kitchen cabinets. Depending upon your taste and the size of your kitchen, this project can fall within your price range.
  3. Plant a tree or some shrubs. Improving your home happens on the outside too. Invest $250 in drought-tolerant evergreen shrubs or bushes to beautify your landscaping for the long-term.
  4. Tile a bathroom floor. You can take care of a small bathroom floor if you have some DIY skills. Most natural stone tiles cost between $5 – $10 per square foot, so you should be able to stay within your budget.
  5. Install a water filtration system. This feature will add a little low-cost luxury to your kitchen and save you from buying all that bottled water. It’s also a nice touch when it comes to resale value.

Remember, when it comes to working on your home, every improvement matters, even the small ones.

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6 Things to Consider When Downsizing Your Home in Retirement

If you’re heading into retirement, you want to make the most of your fixed income. One common strategy is to downside your living space. If you sell your home and move into a smaller space, you can conceivably cut your monthly expenses and grow your nest egg at the same time. But downsizing isn’t alwaysContinue Reading

Confidence in Housing at New Peak

The average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate was 4.53 percent this week, barely moving from 4.52 percent the prior week, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 15-year, fixed mortgage rate was 4.02 percent, up from 3.99 percent, and the average five-year, Treasury-indexed, hybrid adjustable mortgage rate was 3.86 percent, up fromContinue Reading

Ashleigh Wehmeyer on Why She Chose PenFed Realty

We hear time and time again that the decision to join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was not only simple, but easily the best decision agents have made for their personal brands.  Ashleigh Wehmeyer, a PenFed Realty Sales Professional and 2015 Rookie of the Year, shares about her decision to partner with the most recognized and admiredContinue Reading

National Recognition- Top Ten and Elite Circle

We are proud to announce that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Mid-Atlantic has been ranked in the Top Ten of all Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokerages in the United States. Thank you to our amazing agents and staff for your remarkable accomplishments in 2016! BHHS is the most recognized and admired home ownership services brand in the industry and one of theContinue Reading