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.
California is in the grip of a housing supply and affordability crisis that threatens our state and region’s economic health. The Building Industry Association Southern California (BIA) Baldy View Chapter serves as our region’s first line of defense in addressing this crisis. Click to the Saturday May 18th edition of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin to read the full article.
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.
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.
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).