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  • This Simple Question Can Save You a Lot of Money

    Imagine this scenario ... You purchase a new home and move in. A few weeks later you hear a strange rumbling sound. It's the furnace. It's only a year old, yet it's sputtering like it's twenty. You realize you'll have to call in an HVAC contractor to get it fixed. You're thinking, "Ouch! This is going to be ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on August 28, 2017
  • Bathroom Upgrades using Overlays

    If you're considering a bathroom update, you're probably familiar with the typical approaches, such as replacing a countertop or toilet, or removing all the fixtures and finishes to complete a floor-to-ceiling renovation. However, there is another, far less expensive way to make an older bathroom look brand new: using overlays. An ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on April 15, 2014
  • Doorways to Better Living Spaces

    When people renovate or remodel a room, they almost always overlook the door. However, changing the style of an interior door, or adding a new one, can dramatically change the look of a living space – often for the better.   The most common type of door is the traditional solid 6-panel door. But there are many other choices ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on January 30, 2014
  • Recognizing Potential Major Expenses in a New Home

    When you see a new home you like on the market, it's easy to get distracted by all the features you love – the wrap-around backyard deck or the spacious rec room with plenty of space for entertaining. You just need to make sure that in all that excitement you don’t overlook any ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on March 19, 2013
  • Should You Buy the "Less Than Perfect" Home?

    When you’re shopping for a new home, you want to find a property that has all the features and characteristics you want. A large deck surrounded by picturesque landscaping ... a beautiful kitchen with gleaming marble countertops... a cozy finished basement with fireplace.... You should look for the ideal home. You deserve it! But some ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on February 5, 2013
  • How much does "potential" cost?

    When shopping for a new home, it's a good idea to try and see the potential of the property you're viewing. It may not be exactly what you're looking for "as is", but it may have the potential to become your dream home after some redecorating or renovating. [photo:listing:58569472:23:Medium]   ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on August 8, 2012