One of the key points at which a home’s comfort and value converge economically is in the physical maintenance of the home.
For Southern Californians, it is axiomatic that periods of generous rainfall will be followed by warmer-than-usual summers. Our region, which typifies a Mediterranean Climate, exists in a constant state of flux in terms of water supply.
It speaks to the importance of homeownership that today one of the nation’s - and the world’s - most prestigious institutions of learning devotes a special center just to assess and promote understanding of the importance of housing to our nation, our economy and our people.
America celebrates National Homeownership Month in June because it takes an entire month to cover some of the biggest benefits homeownership offers to homeowners, their communities and the economy.
America celebrates National Homeownership month in June in honor of the biggest and best investment most Americans will make in their lifetime.
Home shoppers greeted the final month of our season-long celebration of homeownership with National Homeowner’s Month with some good news.
Buying and maintaining a home can be the best investment any American will make in their lifetime. Investing wisely in the upkeep and renovation of one’s home is crucial to the financial success of the investment. This is the reason we celebrate National Remodeling Month in May as the second of our season-long celebration of the benefits of homeownership.
The nation celebrates National Remodeling Month in May as part of a season-long celebration of homeownership because most homeowners will require the services of a trained- and certified professional remodeler at some point, especially when preparing a home for sale to meet any new standards or codes since the home was originally approved.
Whether to customize a home to meet one’s personal tastes and needs, increase the home’s value, comfort and/or energy-efficiency; or to bring the home to current development standards before it can be placed on the market; at some point, nearly every homeowner will require the services of a trained and certified remodeling professional.
National Remodeling Month in May is the second month of our nation’s season-long celebration of the benefits of homeownership to homeowners, their communities, their families and the economy.
Many Americans start on the path to home ownership thinking their first home needs to be a resale rather than a new home. Several will even focus on finding a ‘fixer upper’ – a term for an existing home that will require some work to make it comfortable and safe.
I chose to celebrate National New Home Month in April by sharing the benefits of new home ownership with all of you. I am hopeful that you will choose to celebrate and support the importance of this month by buying your very first, or second, or third new home.
Growing up in the mid-Atlantic region, I never understood the underlying premise of dystopian-themed movies that depicted a future where water was the new currency or something worth killing for.
In April, Americans celebrate National New Homes Month. The focus of this celebration extends beyond the home itself as new home communities have a far greater reach, including positive impacts to the local environment and the region at large.
Buy now! Aside from yesterday, there has never been a better day to buy a home. According to recent reports by CoreLogic, Inc., a major California-based corporation providing financial, property and consumer information; “homeowners with mortgages saw the equity in their homes increase by an average of 8.1 percent during the fourth quarter of 2018 compared with exactly one year earlier, according to data released (in February).
50 years ago, while Americans were still celebrating the first successful manned lunar landing, Californians celebrated the inauguration of the first native Californian as President of the United States.
Homebuyers must look beyond the purchase price when making what may be the largest financial investment of their lifetime.
“Seems it never rains in southern California…”
Albert Hammond It Never Rains in California 1972
If you are a participant in the modern economy, you are part of the environmental movement. When the fifteen-year-old toaster browns it’s last piece of bread or that 20-year-old washing machine spins its last load, the American consumer replaces it with a new one.
The American home is for most Americans the biggest and best investment they will make in their lifetimes and one of the best, most environmentally-sound and cost-effective ways to enhance that investment is with landscaping.