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Value-Subtracted: Tighter Appraisal and Lending Practices Continue to Affect Remodeling Market Value-Subtracted: Tighter Appraisal and Lending Practices Continue to Affect Remodeling Market

Lower property values coupled with restrictive lending practices is leaving more remodelers with the bulk of their sales coming from customers who can self-finance. Read more

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Price Is King: Remodelers Working Harder, Taking Longer to Make the Sale Price Is King: Remodelers Working Harder, Taking Longer to Make the Sale

Though overall construction costs haven't really decreased, consumers think remodeling is on sale, making for smaller margins and stiff competition. Read more

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As Large Jobs Vanish, Small Jobs More the Norm As Large Jobs Vanish, Small Jobs More the Norm

An increasing number of remodelers are taking on small jobs and maintenance and repair work. The challenge: how to make money doing these smaller jobs. Read more

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Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor Law Now in Effect

Contractors must register with the state under new Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act. Read more

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Biggest Mistakes...? Biggest Mistakes...?

Ten remodelers answer 12 questions about yesterday's building boom, today's business challenges, and tomorrow's commitments toward rebuilding their companies. This question: what were your biggest mistakes over the past three to four years? Read more

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