Most of these top 5 zips dont have an unusually large share of homes in the key vintage for remodeling (homes built from 1960 to 1979), except for the zip at the very top of the list#20854 in Maryland, a close-in suburb of Washington DC. 20854 is the only zip where over $60 million in spending on improvements is projected for 2014, and over half the owner-occupied homes in that zip were built 1960-1979. See NAHBs heat map of average remodeling spend per home by zip code. Lots of heavy activity in the northeast, Colorado, SoCal, and San Francisco Bay Area. Heres the NAHBs list for all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
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“People want them because a deck is part of the home now. It creates a zone that you want to hang out in.” Installing a real wood deck can recoup more than 80% of the costs when it comes to selling a home , Faires said. Owners who choose to use real wood such as redwood, cedar or Douglas fir, will discover it makes decks more valuable, compared to composite decking made out of recycled materials mixed with wood. “Wood is sustainable and is going to last for many years to come,” he said. “It’s definitely worth the investment because of wood’s natural beauty and it wears well.” Outdoor living spaces are in high demand for homeowners, with a 92% popularity rating, according to the 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects. “We’ve seen a growing demand from buyers who want functional outdoor spaces when conducting their search for the perfect house,” said Cannon Christian, president of Renovation Realty, a San Diego company which helps homeowners renovate and sell their homes.
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The Company’s sell a wide assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. Home Depot operates throughout the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada, China, and Mexico. Home Depot has traded 1.3 million shares thus far today, vs. average volume of 6.4 million shares per day.
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