Home Remodelling Tips and Costs

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career.


Where Utility Costs Are Most, Least Expensive

(5-minute read)

Utility bills can add up, especially in a pandemic that has forced people to spend more time at home. On average, renters are spending between $100 to $150 per month on utilities, whereas homeowners are paying an average of $400 per month, according to Move.org.

Home shoppers would be wise to inquire about the average utility costs of homes they’re looking at to help avoid sticker shock when they get their first bill. Move.org provides the following breakdown of national averages on monthly utility costs in the U.S.


Wicker, Bamboo, and Cane? The Latest Eco-Friendly Craze in Home Decor

(10-minute read)

Love furniture made from wicker and bamboo? Then you may be up for the latest eco-friendly furniture material of the summer: cane.

Cane is actually the peeled bark of rattan, which is a climbing palm that’s been used to make furniture for hundreds of years. And what’s old is new in the world of furniture as witnessed by the latest crop of caned pieces flooding the home decor market.

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