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How to Get the Most for Your Home Improvement Money



 

How to Get the Most for Your Home Improvement Money

How to Get the Most for Your Home Improvement Money
News from The Fiscal Times:

After a long treacherous winter, particularly in the Northeast, many homes are in dire need of spring fix up. But not all home improvement projects – whether inside or out — make sense financially, especially if you plan to sell your home anytime soon.

A whopping 57 percent of some 1,300 homeowners surveyed in February by LightStream, a division of SunTrust Bank that focuses on home improvement financing, said they planned to spend money on home improvement projects this year. Considering snowstorms, ice dams, tree damage, broken pipes and other winter hazards, that figure may actually be even higher.

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The majority of homeowners plan to spend more than $ 1,000 on all home improvement projects in 2015, including 37 percent planning to spend between $ 1,000 and $ 4,999 and 18 percent planning to spend more than $ 10,000. On the lower end, 27 percent of respondents plan to spend less than $ 1,000.

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‘Rebuilding Together Philadelphia’ Marks Its 100th Home Improvement Project in …
News from CBS Local:

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local nonprofit group that provides repairs and improvements for low-income homeowners in Philadelphia was celebrating a milestone today.

More than 100 volunteers celebrated outside a modest, two-story rowhouse at 3852 Melon Street, the 100th house that “Rebuilding Together Philadelphia” (RTP) has repaired in the Mantua neighborhood over the past four years.

Delores Clark, 86, has lived there most of her life and says the house needed a lot of work.

“My god!  They put in new pipes and a new wall,” she recounted happily today.  “The put a railing for seniors in my bathroom, and they took up all the old carpet that had been on the floor and put hardwood floors in.  And they did a beautiful job.”

(A new floor in the home of Delores Clark. Photo by Paul Kurtz)

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RTP renovates about 70 houses each year, and executive director Stefanie Seldin says all the grunt work is done by an army of volunteers……………. continues on CBS Local

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