Best Home Improvement Projects To Boost Resale Value – Mainstreet

10+ simple weekend home improvement projects – Columbus Interior Improvement | Examiner.com

Ceramic tile fix: Simple and budget friendly home improvement for the abode

“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. http://www.mainstreet.com/article/real-estate/improvements/best-home-improvement-projects-boost-resale-value

Lowe’s Is Yet Another Overvalued Home Improvement Retailer – Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) | Seeking Alpha

Or, add a reflective material such as metal tile, glass or mirror to maximize light and give the illusion of more space in a small kitchen. There are many inexpensive ways to update the kitchen backsplash in just a day or two. Paint outdoor furniture Spruce up old metal patio furniture with in just a day. Simply sand down rusted spots, clean furniture with TSP cleaner, and spray paint with Rust-Oleum spray paint. http://www.examiner.com/article/10-simple-weekend-home-improvement-projects

The peak of the cycle is not the right time to buy. Lowe’s ( LOW ) has outpaced the growth of the S&P 500 (see chart below) over the last five years, particularly since 2013. SPY data by YCharts Over the past four years, the company has grown its sales at an annualized rate of 3.1% per year, from $47.2B in FY09 to $53.4B in FY13. 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. http://seekingalpha.com/article/2290933-lowes-is-yet-another-overvalued-home-improvement-retailer

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