As home prices and sales go up, remodeling is sure to follow. That’s what many remodelers are claiming. According to one remodeler, 30% of their work is for home owners preparing to sell their house. It is believed that as home prices increase, more owners will be looking to remodeling to add value to their [...]
The NFPA came out with an interesting fact sheet on residential fires. http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files/PDF/Homesfactsheet.pdf Some interesting observations:
The number one cause of house fires over all involves cooking, mainly unattended cooking. The number one cause of fire fatalities involves smoking, in terms of raw numbers there are almost 10 times more fires caused by cooking, but [...]
In 2010 and 2011 the states of California, Maryland and Pennsylvania enacted legislation requiring all new home construction to include home fire sprinkler systems. There are probably 100’s of communities across the US where sprinkler systems are required on new home construction. But currently only California, Maryland and Pennsylvania have state wide laws.
There are [...]
According to CoStar Commercial Real Estate Group the housing market in 2013 should continue its steady growth. Recent trends indicate that demand is still growing, prices are increasing and builder’s confidence has been the highest in several years. The rebuilding of the northeast coast destroyed by hurricane Sandy should increase housing construction activity in New [...]
If you are a do-it-yourself remodeler or repairer, the best tool to bring along just might be your laptop computer or smart phone. The internet is chalk full of resources to give advice or how step by step instructions on how to complete a remodeling task. The resource is free and with a little bit of [...]
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