Which Home Improvement Projects Are Worth the Fix?

Okay, don’t panic.

If you’re one of those homeowners who’s been moaning about how hard it’s been trying to sell your house, your bargaining power (you remember that concept, right?) hasn’t been devastated just because a flood of new foreclosures is expected to hit the market as a result of the recent $25 billion “robo-signing” mortgage settlement.

In fact, while studies have shown your own property value could take up to another 4 percent hit if you’re within a quarter mile of a foreclosure ultimately snapped up at auction or taken back by the lender, the thing to remember is this: Most buyers today are only interested in homes that are “move-in-ready,” so if yours isn’t … well, there’s your problem.

Harnessing the Power of Language

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Whether mingling socially with others in a crowded room or talking intimately one-on-one, being someone who communicates effectively is a major …