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    5 Home Improvement Mistakes To Avoid While the Market is Hot

    Across the nation, home values are rising, and inventory is decreasing leaving many homeowners deciding whether to sell their homes while the market is hot or use their equity to complete desired renovations. Either scenario may cause homeowners to engage in home improvement projects which may be unnecessary and/or costly. Here are five common mistakes to avoid when considering a home improvement project. Don’t Over-Improve Homeowners often run down the list of all the excessive upgrades they’ve just completed in preparation to sell during the seller’s presentation. By going above and beyond with expensive and unnecessary improvements, you may have out-priced the value of your home and will not obtain…

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    At 4.6% CAGR, Global Home Improvement Market Size is Projected to USD 1093.40 Billion by 2028 Says Brandessence Market Research

    LONDON, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to Brandessence Market Research, the Home Improvement Market size reached USD 798.10 Billion in 2021. The Home Improvement market is likely to grow at robust CAGR of 4.6%, and reach size of USD 1093.40 Billion by 2028 end. Rapid Urbanization Accompanied by Increasing Disposable Income in Developing Economies is one of the Major Factors Driving the Growth of the Global Home Improvement Industry. Rapid urbanization accompanied by increasing disposable income in developing economies is propelling the growth of the global home improvement market. An increase in socialization including house parties and family gatherings are also supports the demand for home improvement services. The…

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    Sponsor spotlight: Winter home improvement projects that pay off

    Refinishing hardwood floors can improve their condition. (Photos courtesy Irons Brothers Construction) After a busy holiday season, you may be ready to relax at home during the remaining winter months. If you’ve been thinking about making home updates, you don’t have to wait until the spring. Housing industry professionals are always ready to tackle new projects and work with suppliers year around. Typically, during the “off-season,” home improvement experts offer discounts or lower prices to attract customers. While remodelers have been busy during the pandemic, you may find it easier to schedule a project during the winter months or get a break on the price. Here are a few projects…

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    ‘Trans Handy Ma’am’ goes viral on TikTok after sharing home improvement tips

    Wisconsin resident Mercury Stardust began posting videos on TikTok to promote her weekly burlesque show, but it wasn’t until she began sharing home improvement and maintenance tips that her account really took off.  It all started in April, when Stardust created a video in response to a fellow TikTok user who did not know how to use a ratchet strap, which is used to tie down and transport cargo. “That took me from like 100 followers to 25,000 followers in less than 24 hours,” Stardust told NBC affiliate WTMJ of Milwaukee. Stardust, a transgender woman, has since been dubbed the “Trans Handy Ma’am” and has seen her TikTok account skyrocket…

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    Friedman’s Home Improvement receives a North Bay GIVES award

    Name of CEO or Leader of the charitable efforts or your group: Barry Friedman Their title: President & CEO Company headquarters address: 1385 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954 707-588-7636 friedmanshome.com As an organization, there is clearly a determination to encourage employees and the company to support nonprofits and their causes. In what ways is this culture embedded in your organization? As a third-generation family-owned business, we have been engrained in the North Bay community since even before opening our first store in Petaluma in 1946. This community is our home. Home to our customers, home to our more than 600 team members and we feel a sense of commitment…

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    ASEAN Home Improvement Market Report 2021, Featuring Key Players Ace Hardware Indonesia, Siam Global House Public Company, Home Product Center Public Company, Mr D.I.Y. Group and AllHome Corp

    DUBLIN, Dec. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “ASEAN Home Improvement Market (Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand & Malaysia): Insights & Forecast with Potential Impact of COVID-19 (2021-2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The ASEAN home improvement market is forecast to reach US$10.90 billion in 2025, experiencing growth at a CAGR of 9.22% during the period spanning from 2021 to 2025. Growth in the ASEAN home improvement market was supported by factors such as increasing population in ASEAN countries, skyrocketing house prices, rapid urbanization and favorable demographic structure. Rising e-commerce penetration and increase in work from home and freelancing jobs is likely to have a positive impact on the ASEAN…

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    3 INVESTIGATES: Home improvement contractor arrested for fraud | 3 Investigates

    BOSSIER CITY, La. – A local home contractor that KTBS has featured in two investigative reports this week is in jail. Bossier City police issued an arrest warrant for Richard Paul, 66, and he surrendered to authorities Thursday. He was booked into Bossier Maximum Security Facility and is held on a $45,000 bond.  South Bossier Parish house that remains unfinished by Richard Paul’s company.  KTBS 3 Investigates reporter T.W. Starr has been looking into Paul and his business, People’s Choice Flooring and Remodeling, for the past few weeks. The investigation was sparked by complaints called in by viewers about Paul’s business practices. Homeowners scattered throughout the ArkLaTex say Paul and…

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