Best Home Improvement Projects To Boost Resale Value – Mainstreet

“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.
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Stay on Top of Your Home Improvements to Save Money and Time – Saving Advice Articles

Operating income and net income have grown faster at annualized rates of 7.5% and 6.45%, respectively, driven primarily by a slight increase in gross margins as well as by increased operating leverage. SG&A expenses declined from 24.8% to 24.0% over the same period. Business overview Lowe’s is the second largest home improvement retailer in the US, with 1832 stores at the end of FY13. Store count increased last year with the acquisition of Orchard Supply Hardware, and has grown from 1710 to 1832 over the last four years with the acquisition accounting for the majority of the expansion. Over the last three years, comparable store sales have grown at 1.3%, 0.0% and 4.8%, respectively.
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The Marietta Daily Journal – Home improvement Marietta family featured on HGTV renovation show

<img src='http://i.imgur.com/0Fz9fvp.jpg&#039; width='200px' alt='Melissa and Joe Durham, a local Marietta couple, will be featured on the HGTV show ‘Property Brothers’ tonight at 9 p.m. During production of their episode of the popular program, the Durhams posed for a photo with the Property Brothers themselves: Drew Scott, left, and Jonathan Scott, second from right.
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Understanding the features, costs and specific details of each item is important during the project lifecycle. What you want versus what you can afford is a struggle we all face with our home projects. Should you spend more money on appliances and less on flooring and countertops? If you buy the high end bath tub you really want, can you save money elsewhere on the project and still be within your budget?
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Lowe’s Is Yet Another Overvalued Home Improvement Retailer – Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) | Seeking Alpha

Durhams mother-in-law, Diane Durham, was diagnosed with stage-four cancer in 2010, after her husband was laid off from his Cobb County teaching job. As a family, we worked very hard to keep our home and stay afloat in a terrible market, Durham said. We took his mother in our home and turned our office into her bedroom. The Durham family needed more room to accommodate Diane Durham, and their own children, who were ages 1 and 3 at the time. We knew we needed more home for less money, she said, adding the show provided a renovated basement the family can use as an in-law suite. What you will not see on the show is the rest of the home, she said, adding the family scraped every ceiling smooth, painted and changed each door knob and light fixture on their own. We are so proud to be in a great home that we put so much heart into, Durham said.
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