Found 4 blog entries for August 2015.
"Although kitchens and bathrooms always steal the spotlight in a home remodel, they aren’t necessarily the ones that have the highest return on investment when you sell your home.
Since 2002, trade magazine for contractors and builders “Remodeling” has been tracking how much it costs to do common home improvement projects — and then calculating how much of that cost is recovered when the home sells.
Each year, we highlight the projects with the highest return on investment (ROI) from the magazine’s “Cost vs. Value Report.”
Related: The Best Home Improvements for 2015
But this year, we decided to focus not just on the new data, but how projects have performed since 2002.
So, what’d we find?" To find out, click here.
What building materials are trending in new-home construction? The latest Annual Builder Practices Survey, conducted by Home Innovation, reveals what buyers can expect to see in the new-home market.
1. Garages: The garage door is getting more enhancements, including windows, insulated doors, and doors made of composite or plastic materials. In 2014, 32 percent of all new single-family homes had bays for three or more cars—the most ever recorded in this study's history.
2. Flooring: Carpeting continues to be the most popular flooring option for new construction, with about 83 percent of all new-home bedroom installations having carpeting. However, only about 40 percent of living rooms now have carpet. Hardwood flooring – both solid and engineered…
"Virginia Beach is one of the 10 best cities to live in, according to a new study.
The WalletHub study looked at cities with a population of 300,000 or more and compared livability, quality of health and education systems, economic growth and tax rates. In all, the study took into account 31 key metrics to come up with the list.
Virginia Beach is No. 10, just behind Lexington, Ky., and San Francisco, which tied for No. 8. Austin, Texas, took the top spot.
The study also found that in Virginia Beach, the household income adjusted by the cost of living is three times higher than in Cleveland. Detroit, ranked lowest, has a violent crime rate that is 13 times as high as Virginia Beach’s.
By category, Virginia Beach ranked ninth in livability, 14th…