In 2019, the number of Baby Boomers deciding to age in place instead of moving is on the rise. In fact, fewer U.S. homeowners moved in 2019 than ever before.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, regulatory costs account for almost a quarter of the final sale price of a new home. No wonder new home builders say they having a hard time keeping up with the demand for new housing. Government regulations drive up new housing costs, accounting for about 11% of the cost of a new home.
It seems like everyone today wants to talk about millennials and how to market to their unique tastes. However, while most millennials are just starting out and raising families, there is another generation that is driving today’s remodeling culture. We’re talking about GenX, born between 1965 to 1979 and now in their prime.
You’ve finally decided to sell your home. Everyone you know (including your real estate friends) is telling you to make your house into a model home in order to sell it fast for top dollar. However, does applying a new coat of frosting on the cake really translate into a better sales transaction? Here are three proven remodeling projects that will get you top returns on your investment.
When it’s time to add curb appeal to your home by removing that old aluminum siding and replacing it with modern siding technology, most homeowners don’t realize that its also an opportunity to improve their home’s energy efficiency as well as it appearance. Today’s siding choices include everything from insulated vinyl siding to ultra-energy efficient fiber cement siding, one of the fastest growing segments of the siding industry. It’s a combination of cement, sand, and cellulosic fibers that looks like wood but won’t rot, combust, or succumb to termites and other wood-boring insects.
Once relegated to the corner of a bedroom or leftover space in the basement, today’s home office is a direct reflection of our changing workplace where working successfully from home has become a necessity.
According to research from HGTV, 38 percent of all American homeowners are planning to update their living spaces in 2020. Kitchens and bathroom remodels remain at the top of the priority list with kitchens still in the number one position.
Interior designers and color experts are predicting the use of wood, natural stone and splashes of color in kitchen designs this year. As a home remodeler and builder, Allan Homes always advises our homeowners to follow their hearts and not the latest trends when remodeling their kitchen. Still, it’s fun to keep an eye on the latest design forecasts for the year.
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