Your Dream Home is Closer than you Think!

The Best "Starter Home to Dream Home" Guide

The Why?

Home renovation shows make buying a home and decorating it look way easier than it actually is. The truth is — buying a home requires good credit, a sizable savings, and a lot of experience.

The cost of housing is sky-rocketing and people are asking themselves if they will ever be able to afford a home. Nowadays, people are giving up special moments like getting married or expanding their family, only to save up for a home.

At Crafts & Bolts, we believe that everyone deserves living in a home they love.

However, your dream home does not need to come at the expense of other goals and aspirations. So, whether you are looking to buy a starter home, turn your starter home into a dream home, or upgrade your current home — Crafts & Bolts is here for you!

Our site has practical, helpful, and relevant guides on:

How & Why to Buy a Starter Home + Ways to Increase your Home Equity

Affordable Interior & Exterior Home Design Ideas for Smaller Spaces

Budget-Friendly + Profitable Investments to Increase your Property Value!

First-Time Homebuyer Tips & Tricks for a Stress-Free Starter Home.

With these guides you should be able to meet one or both of our goals:

Turn your starter home into your dream home OR improve the re-sell value of your starter home so that you can one day afford to buy your dream home!

All without compromising on any of your other life goals and aspirations. Don’t let homeownership prevent you from living out your dreams!

 These houses tend to need more sweat-equity to turn into worthwhile investments. However, with some guidance, crafts, and bolts, they can become very profitable! Your starter home is Step #1 towards your dream home & a life of financial security!

Can a Starter Home be a Dream Home?
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Absolutely! Many people are comfortable and happy with smaller yet more affordable housing. If that sounds like you, then your starter home can definitely be your dream home! Our intent is never to convince you to sell a house that you love. Instead, we're committed to supporting our readers add to their investments so that it always remains desirable and profitable. So, if you don't want to sell your house, you'll at least know that it retains its value. However, if you do want to sell, you'll have peace-of-mind knowing that your home is now worth more than you paid for it!
Homes that I consider to be "Dream Homes" are out of my price range. What do I do?
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To improve the value of your starter home, you will need to make cost-saving but profitable investments. You may need to paint walls, renovate spaces, work on your gardening, and learn what updates are best for increasing your re-sell value. Our blog is filled with helpful tips and tricks on home renovating, DIY projects, and decorating— all focused on smaller starter homes!
How do I improve the value of my Starter Home?
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To improve the value of your starter home, you will need to make cost-saving but profitable investments. You may need to paint walls, renovate spaces, work on your gardening, and learn what updates are best for increasing re-sell value. Our blog is filled with helpful tips and tricks on home renovating, DIY projects, and decorating— all focused on smaller starter homes!
What are the risks of buying a Starter Home?
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The risk of buying a starter home is the same as buying any home. Housing markets fluctuate all the time, and there is always a chance that your house value will decrease. However, that would be true even if you saved up for awhile and bought your dream home upright. The trick is waiting out a bad market and selling when the market improves. In the end, when the market is good, you will want your sweat-equity to pay off. So, by improving your home, you will be increasing the likelihood of making a profit, which should bring you closer to your dreams.
How will Crafts & Bolts help me?
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Our blog focuses on four areas: DIY, Design, Tips, and Plants. DIY will give you project ideas and renovations that you can do on your own to improve the value of your home. Design will guide you on latest trends to improve your interior and exterior home decorating! Tips will provide you with helpful ways to make new homeownership stress-free. Lastly, Plants will help you with interior & exterior gardening along with indoor plant decorating.
What's the Catch?
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We believe that our country and community improves when more people have access to a home that they love. Lately, we are seeing an increase in people feeling defeated by the obstacles of financial and housing insecurity, and we want to change that. We believe that when our communities improve and grow, then we all succeed. Don't be defeated! Instead, learn how to make your dreams a reality! We're here to help! 
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About Us!

We are a community of artists, home decorators, crafters, writers, and builders. Our only goal is to improve our community, and we believe that happens when more people have access to a home they love. Starter homes are a great first step towards your dream home. However, we know just how hard it is to maintain and improve your property value when you don't know where to start. At Crafts & Bolts we hope to make that process a little easier for you! Start by checking out our awesome guides and resources!