(BPT) – For nearly 74 million homeowners, a new fall tradition has emerged: home improvement.
According to a recent Metrostudy Residential Remodeling Index<a , several factors point to a rise in home improvement projects this season.
Energy-Efficiency – With colder weather on the horizon, homeowners shudder at the thought of higher heating costs. They upgrade windows, layer in more insulation, service or replace old furnaces and, in some cases, do all of the above.
Weather – Home improvement projects can be challenging, particularly for DIY-ers. Lower temperatures and humidity create a much more comfortable environment for completing projects.
The Holiday “Wow” – Everyone wants their home to sparkle when they welcome family and friends during the holidays. Completing a home improvement project during the fall sets up a big reveal when the holidays roll around.
Falling Prices – Fall is an excellent time to save money by finding great deals on home improvement supplies and service. Year-end sales begin and discounts can be steep. Also, contractors are busiest during the warmer months – their business cools as the weather does.
Judy Gratton Your Real Estate Edge
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