10 cheap fixes to boost the value of your home

Looking for ways to spruce up your home without putting yourself in the poorhouse? Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or want to spiff it up inexpensively for your own enjoyment, we’ve got 10 good strategies for you to consider.

The actual cost and payback for each project can vary, depending on both your home’s condition and overall real estate market values in your region of the country.

Boost your home’s value
These simple upgrades can easily add thousands of dollars to your home’s value.
10 cheap fixes
  1. Make your kitchen really cook.
  2. Give appliances a facelift.
  3. Buff up the bath.
  4. Step up your storage.
  5. Add a room in a week or less.
  6. Mind the mechanics.
  7. Look underfoot.
  8. Let there be light.
  9. Reframe your entry.
  10. Consider curb appeal.

Top 10 Cities with Most Connected Homes

Consumers are embracing connected devices for their homes, from products that allow them to take control over their home’s temperature via their smartphone to security cameras that allow them to keep watch over their home from anywhere. 69% of consumers say they plan to purchase a connected device for their home by 2019, according to a study by the Chamberlain Group.

According to Chamberlain’s research, consumers are most quickly embracing connected home technology in these cities:

1) Houston
2) Las Vegas
3) San Jose
4) Chicago
5) Phoenix
6) Austin
7) Minneapolis
8) Denver
9) San Diego
10) San Antonio

10 Most Generous Towns In Florida

Here Are The 10 Most Generous, Giving Towns In Florida

You might think Floridians are too busy having fun in the sun to think much about others, but Florida is actually ranked 18th of all the states when it comes to charitable donations, according to The data given was for 2012 and broken down by metropolitan statistical areas. It says Floridians gave 3.38% of their adjusted gross incomes to charity, which translates to $11,144,250,000. But which cities in Florida gave the most?

1. Lakeland/Winter Haven
2. Sebastian/Vero Beach
3. Tallahasee
4. Jacksonville
5. Naples-Marco Island
6. Crestview/Fort Walton
7. Ocala
8. Gainesville
9. Pensacola/Ferry Pass/Brent
10. Panama City/Lynn Haven/Panama City Beach

Were you surprised by this list? Did your city make the top 10?