Cantor’s Corner

4 Questions To Ask Yourself When Deciding To Remodel Or Sell »

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018 ON ABC 10NEWS Have you been in your current home for awhile and find it doesn’t fit your needs? Are you now questioning if it’s your “forever” home?  So, do you list it and move on or upgrade and stay? As Approved Home Pros’ Resident Expert, I came up with some important questions to consider.

4 Home Updates With The Best Return On Investment »

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018 ON ABC 10NEWS When remodeling your home, personal enjoyment and improving the quality of life for the family is priceless, but prudent homeowners consider return on investment when establishing a budget. According to HGTV, here are the top four home improvements that deliver the best ROI.

How To Gauge The Price Of A Remodeling Project »

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 ON ABC 10NEWS Do you know how to gauge the price of a remodeling project? Once you conjure the idea to improve on something in your home, what's a realistic budget range? Our friends at Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel created this Home Remodeling Cost Calculator to help you get an idea!

Do You Need Insurance When Remodeling? »

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 ON ABC 10NEWS Like a good roof over your home, a contractor’s bonding and insurance is an important umbrella for the protection of you and your family. Before signing a contract for any home improvement, make sure your contractor is properly insured.

3 Energy Efficient Home Upgrades »

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018 ON ABC 10 Energy costs are one of the most significant expenses that most of us face. From heating and cooling your home to running appliances, these costs are on the rise. The good news is, there are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint and save money.

Protect Your Home From Fires »

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 ON ABC 10 As a resident in San Diego, fire can strike at any time.  Over 90% of the county is considered a fire zone. When building or remodeling in San Diego, there are minimum requirements to meet current fire codes, and I recommend talking to your designer or contractor about additional steps to protect your family and home in the event of a fire. There are great fireproof and fire restrictive products available.

Accessory Dwelling Units »

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 ON ABC 10 In 2016, the Affordable Housing Act was passed. This paved the way for more relaxed regulations on ADUs, additional dwelling units, commonly known as in-law flats or companion units. The popularity of ADUs continues to grow in California with the housing shortage.

Pet Safety During A Home Remodel »

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018 ON ABC 10 When remodeling your home, the safety and well-being of homeowners is always a high priority. The same consideration should be extended to furry children, our pets! Making sure our pets have a safe and secure place to stay during construction, as well as shelter from loud noises is very important.

Multi-Generation Businesses »

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018 ON ABC 10 There is a lot be said about multigenerational companies in home improvement and the high level of personalized service they provide to consumers. Not only have these businesses stood the test of time because of their long-term reputation for integrity, they are the fabric of our community. Being able to survive challenging economic times for decades, speaks volumes for the heart of family businesses and their following. 

Historical Home Remodeling »

SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018 ON ABC 10 If you have a historical home, getting designation can be a great investment especially with the mills act where there’s a significant property tax reduction. For additions or exterior remodeling on historical homes, it’s important that the design complies with city requirements to pull permits. Sometimes it’s as simple as contrasting finishes like stucco texture and color to define the original building.

Cantor’s Corner: The Hallmarks of a Great Home Improvement Experience »

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2018 ON ABC 10 Remodeling your home should be a fun, exciting and rewarding experience. It should not be stressful or feel like a burden if you hire the right professional. Today, I would like to identify a few of the hallmarks of a great home improvement experience.