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- Investing in your home. Updegrave, W.L. // Popular Mechanics;May88, Vol. 165 Issue 5, p151
If the stock market isn't your idea of sane investing, maybe you should consider putting your money into a solid, familiar investment--your home. Outlines the most common major home improvements and the impact they have on the market value of your home.
- The cost. Retlaw, M. // Popular Mechanics;Apr90, Vol. 167 Issue 4, p118
Discusses options for financing home improvements. Home equity line of credit; Second mortgage; Home improvement loan; Personal loan; Credit cards.
- How remodelers can avoid some tax hikes. Luciano, Lani // Money;Jul1992, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p30
Gives advice on ways homeowners can avoid much higher property taxes as a result of a major home improvement. Getting real estate agents' opinions on a house's worth; Explaining a remodeling project to a real estate assessor.
- THE COMING BOOM IN FIX-UP LOANS. Spiers, Joseph // Fortune;2/22/1993, Vol. 127 Issue 4, p24
States that the home-improvement business and home-improvement loans are expected to boom in the 1990s as new-home construction levels off. Shrinking pool of typical first-time home buyers; Annual amount spent on home improvement; Remodeling expenditure forecasts from the Federal National...
- Don't pay in advance...but you may get it back. Grossman, Naomi // Business Journal Serving Southern Tier, CNY, Mohawk Valley, Fing;2/19/96, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p1
Presents advice for homeowners and business owners on contracting home improvement services. Provisions under the amended New York State Lien Law; Home improvement contractors' filing of bankruptcy status to prevent creditors getting their money.
- Putting on a new face. Silver, M. // U.S. News & World Report;4/1/91, Vol. 110 Issue 12, p65
Considers remodeling and notes that while costs are lower than they have been in a decade, as the cost of remodeling has slipped, the odds of disaster have climbed. The greatest risk is that the contractor won't be around to finish the job. Outlines some common mistakes and strategies: checking...
- Handyman special. Dey, R. // Country Living;Nov88, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p37
Discusses buying a less expensive home that will need improvements. Deciding whether the investment is worth the trouble; Importance of carpentry knowledge; Verifying conditions; Profit; Expense record.
- Savvy spending: Where to invest your remodeling dollars. Buchholz, B.B.; Uhlmann, K. // House Beautiful;Sep90, Vol. 132 Issue 9, p120
Discusses how much--aesthetically and financially--homeowners should spend on remodeling or redecorating and still be able to recoup their investment if they should sell. Overpersonalizing; Setting priorities; Opting for quality; When to splurge. INSET: Remodeling guidelines..
- Get more cash to fix up your home. Berger, Susan // Money;Apr94, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p40
Discusses some financing options available for people who want to remodel their homes. Tax-deductible home equity loans; Fannie Mae's HomeStyle second-mortgage loan; Number of states that HomeStyle is offered in; Toll-free number for a list of lenders.