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Is It Time to Revive Your Big Home Improvement Plan?


Is It Time to Revive Your Big Home Improvement Plan?

Is It Time to Revive Your Big Home Improvement Plan?
News from DailyFinance:

I’ll go out on a limb and predict that there’s a home improvement project that you’ve been burning to do.

Whether it’s a matter of finally giving your kitchen the granite countertops that you’ve always wanted, resurfacing your scratched-up swimming pool, or converting your garage into a home theater, nearly every homeowner is itching for makeover.

Unfortunately, there are just too many obstacles in the way.

  • The economy is still more than a bit shaky.
  • Home prices continue to fall. Trend tracker LPS Applied Analytics finds that home prices this summer have fallen by 3.8% since last summer, and by a whopping 28.3% since the market peaked five years ago. Obviously there are some boom-to-bust cities that have seen prices fall by even more. In other words, it’s not easy to justify costly and time-consuming projects to doll up a depreciating asset.
  • Even if you committed to the makeover, how would you pay for it? Banks are sti…………… continues on DailyFinance

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Related News:

Elgin home improvement products maker honored
News from Chicago Sun-Times:

Updated: November 28, 2011 3:34PM

Ace Hardware Corp. has named Elgin-based WJ Dennis an Ace Hardware Vendor of the Year. The nation’s largest hardware cooperative announced the award during a special ceremony at its fall convention last month.

WJ Dennis, a manufacturer of complete lines of hardware products for professionals and do-it-yourselfers headquartered at 1111 Davis Road, was recognized for its commitment and service to Ace Hardware, its retailers and its consumers. WJ Dennis was one of only seven vendors chosen for the top honor out of the thousands of companies that stock their products in Ace Hardware’s retail support centers across the country.

“We constantly strive to offer best-in-the-industry service and products to Ace and our other retail customers,” said Paul Gauthier, vice president and ge…………… continues on Chicago Sun-Times

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