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Aging in place

Preparing Your Business for the Aging-in-Place Boom

America’s population is aging. The number of U.S. residents 65 or older is expected to reach nearly 73 million by 2030, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And as many of America’s homeowners approach old age, the skills and knowledge needed to help them prepare for aging in place are becoming increasingly important. According to…

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Granite kitchen counters

Lifestyle Investments Drive Kitchen and Bath Remodeling

Remodeling is on the rise, and consumers are now tackling larger kitchen and bathroom renovations than in previous years.  Whole-room remodels are the kinds of discretionary (as opposed to immediately-necessary) projects that typically get put off when the economy is soft.  Now that the lingering effects of the recession have mostly faded, homeowners are feeling…

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Facts about American Homeowners

America’s Homeowners: FAST FACTS on Happiness

Published July 2016 HomeAdvisor surveyed thousands of homeowners across the nation to find out what makes them happy. Here are some fast facts from the results that tell how homeowners feel about their commute, community and most importantly their home. Download the PDF

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Bathroom makeover

HomeAdvisor: July Kicks Off Busy Season for Bathroom Projects

  July kicks off the busy season for bathroom-related service requests, according to HomeAdvisor data. In fact, homeowners typically submit more service requests for bathroom remodeling projects in July than any other month of the year — with 48 percent indicating a readiness to hire immediately. The busy season generally lasts from July through September….

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Which States Use the Most Water?

Discussions about sustainability come up regularly in the news and popular culture. From crises like California’s drought, to initiatives like solar power and electric vehicles, green upgrades are a popular and sometimes necessary way to reduce energy use. But did you know that making these changes at home can save you money in the short-…

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Darker Finish Cabinets

Nesting Is Investing

HomeAdvisor Chief Economist Brad Hunter reports consumers are becoming more cautious with their money, which has positive implications for home improvement spending. Last week Macy’s, Nordstrom and Kohl’s all reported disappointing first quarters and experienced big stock price declines. Folks are shopping at the discount chains (or online) instead of at Macy’s, and the key theme is that they are trying to make their dollars go farther.

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Top 3 Kitchen Projects

The Top 3 Kitchen Projects: What the Pros Need to Know

Homeowners want to know about the most popular kitchen projects: installing a sink, installing new flooring and installing pre-fabricated cabinets, according to HomeAdvisor. Homeowners are completing more home improvement projects now than they were 12 months ago, HomeAdvisor reports. And they’re also carefully researching projects before diving in. Three-quarters of homeowners tackling a kitchen-remodeling project…

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Top Cities for Roofing Contractor Jobs

The Politics of Home Projects (Infographic)

Our political preferences influence more than just the way we vote. According to HomeAdvisor’s 2016 True Cost Report, generational and political aspects also influence the way we approach home projects!   Get the code to add this infographic to your site!   Add this infographic to your site: Click the text below. Copy the selected…

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