Author Archives: J.W. Elphinstone
Want to get a 30 percent return on a home improvement project? Replace your front door.
Spend $1,000 on a steel door and you’ll get $1,290 back, according to Remodeling magazine’s most recent Cost vs. Value report. A steel door provides increased security and safety from extreme weather. And it can be stylish too, with custom colors and double-paned glass windows. . . . read more Read More
The housing slump isn’t over.
Tax credits and historically low mortgage rates have failed to lift home prices so far this year. Prices fell 0.5 percent in March from February, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city index released Tuesday.