The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Remodeler 

The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Remodeler

After spending more time at home this year, you may be ready to give your dwelling a refresh. A remodel can modernize your home and add more value. Before you start a project big or small, consider finding and hiring a professional remodeler. Working with an expert has many benefits. A remodeler can provide a wealth of experience, professional integrity …

Tips for Modernizing Your Home Office 

Tips for Modernizing Your Home Office 

The pandemic transformed the way Americans lived and worked. While public health restrictions are lifting, many people may continue to work from home at least part of the time. More than half (54%) of employed adults whose job responsibilities can be done from home say they’d want to work from home all or most of the time when the coronavirus …

Americans Say Housing is a Good Investment

Americans Say Housing is a Good Investment

Homeownership benefits millions of Americans across the country. In addition to having a place to call home and a sense of community, many people purchase homes to build wealth. A primary residence was the largest asset among households across age groups in 2019, according to the 2019 Survey of Consumer Finances. How does housing measure up to other investments, like …

Tips to Prep Your Home for Spring Storms

Tips to Prep Your Home for Spring Storms

After spending a significant amount of time at home during winter months, spring is a refreshing change of pace. But the change in seasons also ushers in changing weather patterns. We’re going to share some tips to prep your home for Spring storms. Meteorological experts predict an active and early storm season this year. Storm activity can place your family …

Essential Spring Home Maintenance Activities  

Essential Spring Home Maintenance Activities

The winter months are ending and now is the perfect time to start preparing your home for the spring. Seasonal maintenance is key to keeping your home functioning at optimal levels. For instance, preventive measures like getting your air conditioning tuned-up or cleaning out gutters helps avoid costly repairs to your home in the future. To keep your home comfortable …

Home Building and Remodeling Designations Make a Difference

Home Building and Remodeling Designations Make a Difference

With more time spent at home this past year, many people want to buying or remodeling their home. Purchasing a new home or modernizing an existing home is an investment in time and money. Therefor, hiring a home builder or remodeler with a designation ensures you’re working with a professional that is committed to staying up to date with the …

New Home Sales Are Not Slowing Down

New Home Sales Are Not Slowing Down

A new year often marks the beginning of a new life chapter. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more Americans are interested in purchasing homes. According to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest Housing Trends Report, survey responses show that the share of Americans who are considering the purchase of a home in the next 12 months …

Financial Fitness for First-Time Home Buyers

Buying a home for the first time can be a rewarding experience. A home is an investment and place for you and your family to call your own. There are many steps involved in purchasing a home. Before you fall in love with a property or contact a real estate agent, it is important to make sure your finances are …

Record-High Lumber Prices Add $24K to the Price of a New Home

Lumber prices have skyrocketed more than 180% since last spring, and this price spike has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $24,386 since April 17, 2020, according to NAHB standard estimates of lumber used to build the average home. Similarly, the market value of the average new multifamily home has increased by $8,998 over …

Prep Your Home to Sell This Spring

Whether you would like more space to accommodate a home office, gym or play area for the kids, the current home buyer’s market makes it an ideal time to make a change. If you are planning to sell your home to purchase a new one this year, it is important to make sure your existing home is presented in the …