That's a good idea to ask around for recommendations. Have any of your neighbors hired landscapers recently? They might have more area specific recommendations. Also, if you're looking for a little help with your yard versus a complete overhaul, it might change who you should choose. I hope you find a good landscaper for your project. http://www.landscapespecialistsofwi.com... more
If you have a lot of cracks in your driveway, it's good to look into replacing it as soon as possible. But if everyone in your neighborhood has cracked driveways, you might want to look into different options. There are a lot of things you can do to replace your driveway. I would suggest talking to a contractor to see what designs would help to keep it from cracking as much as possible. If you can figure out a way to reduce this issue in the future, it would be very beneficial to you.
Call a few landscapers to come over and give you a quote. That's the best way to find out. They will answer your questions and help you find something that meets your criteria, visibly and financially.... more
I don't think your taxes would really be affected by this. If you were trying to change the driveway shape or move it to another part of the property, you could run into this kind of problem. Without doing that you should be pretty safe as far as your taxes are concerned. I hope your able to get your driveway changed to something you prefer more. It sucks to have not have things the way you want them at your own home.
I'm really diggin" the "stucco" designs for houses. From my experience, it's a more modern look to homes and creates a newer kind of feel to your house. We're considering getting our bricks covered up with stucco as well as you, Jay. It might help you to call around for quotes on the square footage of your house to get a "ball-park" range of prices for the installation. I definitely think it would be a good investment for your house too.
I think that a metal roof can look just as nice as the roof on an estate home. Especially if it matches the rest of the exterior of your house. There's no point in changing your roof just to match the rest of your neighborhood. http://www.aclark.ca/edmonton/services/roofing/metal... more
When updating your home rule of thumb is keeping what you have and update items. Kitchen cabinets are very expensive so if they are in good condition stain or paint them and put your money into countertops, appliances and flooring. Bath tubs can be redone and not replaced. Good luck!... more
You might be surprised how much the quality and look of your garage door affect the curb appeal of your house. It's one of the first things that people see when they pull into your driveway. Plus, it can give your home a certain vibe, be it rundown or chic. It would be a good idea to make sure that yours looks in good repair if you are trying to sell your house. http://www.actiongaragedoor.net... more
Landscaping can really add to the curb appeal. Most people don't have the vision to see a home as it could be, so every little bit helps. Unless the price is really right, an allowance may not be enough.
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I think that when choosing windows, it's a good idea to pick some that match your house well. I have been looking at new windows as well, and I think I want to get some vinyl windows. I think that by getting this type of window it will match well with my home. I think that it definitely depends on your decor inside and outside your home. If you live in a wood home, then I think that woodclad windows are the best option. I would talk to your contractor and see what they would recommend! http://www.zephyralum.com/Commercial-Windows-Doors/... more
If that is their attitude, it is not likely any action will prevent them from getting mad at you. Broken cars that sit on a property are visual blight and brings down home values so you have every right to feel this way. Of course, its good to have nice relations with your neighbor so unless you are actively trying to sell your home you may want to consider ways to screen the eyesore but you have every right to report it if it bother you a lot as you are probably one of several neighbors that feel that way.... more
That is a real shame - I had something similar happen to me but the neighbor had good reason to remove their shade tree as it was starting to damage their foundation. If she discussed your plans with you I suspect this was either done with good intentions (not realizing you planned a shade garden) or for some reason that desperately required their removal. You might want to check with an attorney but I don't think there is much you can do about this other than eat the loss and replant with sun-loving plants.... more
I would drive around and look at the landscaping your neighbors have done. When you find a few yards that you admire, knock on their doors and inquire about who did the work, and if they would recommend their services. That way you get a better idea of what kind of job the landscapers do than looking at their portfolio.... more
My personal/professional opinion is that this IS the right time to sell. First of all, lending rates are still standing low and very competitive. Secondly, your home (as well as most others) look the best they can look compared to the rest of the year! While everyone out there is considering listing their home and waiting until the spring, you will beat them to the punch. When a buyer needs to find a home in the winter, it is usually a very serious buyer that has a specific reason they are in search of a home during the bitter cold months. Your benefit will be as one of the few homes on the market, the odds of the buyer choosing your home over your competition increases significantly! I live in the 15001 zip code and would be very interested in meeting with you for a consultation. Please contact me to schedule a time convenient to you! I look forward to hearing from you.... more