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Archive for February, 2015

Home improvement spending could hit record high in 2015

Home improvement spending could hit record high in 2015News from KRNV My News 4: RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — As the housing market continues to recover, remodeling is booming. That’s according to a new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Researchers say with would-be trade-up buyers deciding to stay [...]

Learn about this home improvement that can save you money

Learn about this home improvement that can save you moneyNews from nwitimes.com: For many homeowners the biggest utility bill is electricity. Heating and cooling the home makes up nearly half of electricity costs, but the next biggest source is the water heater. Water heaters can account for up to 25 percent of total household energy [...]

Will your remodeling project pay off?

Will your remodeling project pay off?News from Minneapolis Star Tribune: If you’re planning to invest in some home improvements before you put your house on the market, choose your projects carefully. That’s the takeaway from Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report, which compares construction costs with resale values for the most popular home-improvement projects. [...]

Ruth’s to begin remodeling effort

Ruth’s to begin remodeling effortNews from Nation’s Restaurant News: Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc.’s profit rose 11.7 percent in the fourth quarter, excluding one-time charges, despite higher food and labor costs, the Winter Park, Fla.-based steakhouse operator said Friday. “We’ve had some external challenges, from difficult weather in the first quarter to the continued inflationary environment,” [...]

Home improvement show offers a cure for cabin fever

Home improvement show offers a cure for cabin feverNews from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Even if you’re not in the market for a home improvement project, the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council expects that, when you come to its 53rd annual spring show this week, there’ll be something to make you glad you fought off cabin fever [...]

Detroit interest free loans for home improvement to be made available

Detroit interest free loans for home improvement to be made availableNews from MyFox Detroit: DETROIT (WJBK) – Interest-free home improvement loans was one of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s State of the City Address talking points Tuesday. Resident Judy Richardson loves her home on Detroit’s west side – she’s lived here with her family for 17 [...]

Home improvement funds available

Home improvement funds availableNews from Traverse City Record Eagle: TRAVERSE CITY — A $ 295,000 grant will allow low- and moderate-income residents on Traverse City’s southwest side to access up to $ 40,000 interest-free home improvement loans that don’t have to be repaid for 50 years or until the house is sold. The Michigan State [...]

Burr Ridge Kitchen Remodel Wins Local & Regional Awards

Burr Ridge Kitchen Remodel Wins Local & Regional AwardsNews from Chicago Tribune: Each year, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), recognizes top renovation projects from 7 regions around the country for the Regional CotY TM (Contractor of the Year) Awards. This year, a Burr Ridge, IL kitchen remodel, created by talented Designer Leslie [...]

Home improvement spending could hit record high in 2015

Home improvement spending could hit record high in 2015News from KRNV My News 4: RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — As the housing market continues to recover, remodeling is booming. That’s according to a new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Researchers say with would-be trade-up buyers deciding to stay [...]

Get paid for connecting your clients to home improvement deals

Get paid for connecting your clients to home improvement dealsNews from Inman.com: A New York-based tech startup focused on social referrals says it’s chosen real estate as the focus for its first vertical market platform, RealtorMaven, which lets real estate agents earn cash for referring clients to service providers like home improvement contractors and movers. [...]