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Craig Webb / REMODELING / January 12, 2015
Costs rose consistently, values only half as often. That, in a nutshell, is why the latest Cost vs. Value Report’s overall cost-value ratio ended two years of gains by slipping to 62.2% for 2015. That’s a 3.9-point drop from last year but still the second-best number in the past five.
This 2015 edition of the Cost vs. Value Report, which compares changes in job costs with Realtors’ perceptions of what those jobs bring to a home’s price at resale, reflects the mixed messages that were delivered by the housing market in 2014. In housing, it took until October before monthly sales of existingRead More
Washington, D.C., January 23, 2014 – The Hanley Wood Media Network announced today the launch of its newly redesigned REMODELING magazine website, at www.remodelingmag.com. The site is now optimized for viewing on computers and tablets, and renders as a mobile site on smartphones. Additionally, the redesign provides more streamlined navigation, improved search capability, and is structured as a visual destination for high quality video and images.
“Hanley Wood is investing in the resources our audiences need to succeed in the residential and commercial construction and designRead More
Sanette Tanaka / The Wall Street Journal / April 25, 2013
‘Sexy’ renovations like gourmet kitchens rarely recoup the construction costs when it comes time to sell the home, a report finds
A home renovation typically comes with clouds of plaster dust and piles of construction debris. Is it all worth it?
Yes, if the remodeling project ultimately makes life easier and more beautiful. But maybe not when it comes time to sell.
Lower-cost home-improvement projects that enhance the curb appeal are most likely to see construction costs recouped in a resale, according to research by Remodeling magazine. For example, replacing a home’sRead More
The 25th edition of the remodeling industry’s most important report contains data that compares construction costs for popular remodeling projects against the share of those costs recovered at resale. In addition to city data, the report includes tables with national and regional averages, as well as complete project descriptions, 3-D images and QuickTime movies for all 35 projects surveyed.
Please click here to visit the official Cost vs. Value Web site for detailed information and to download the report.Read More