I’m in the middle of reading “The Demographic Cliff” By Harry S. Dent Jr. and it’s left me to ponder over the future of remodeling.
I sat in on a speaking engagement by Mr. Dent a few years back at the Pacific Coast Builders Convention and he has since become sort of a folk hero of mine.
Dent writes and markets an economic newsletter that reviews the economy in the US and around the world by focusing on generational consumer spending patterns, as well as financial markets, and has written nine books, of which two recent ones have been bestsellers.
Harry Dent has been providing predictions on the economic future for decades and has become one of the most respected people in his field. Continue reading The Future of Remodeling- My Take
“The planning and researching phases of a project are the most critical steps in the remodeling process,” says NARI National President Art Donnelly
I might add they are also the most time consuming. But proper planning and preparation can save a lot of headaches and remodeling dollars.
A major home remodel can be a daunting task. Continue reading Hiring a Design Professional for Your Remodel
Survey’s in. Home starts are down and new home permits are at an ALL TIME LOW.
Many Home Builders are going to become Remodeling Contractors to supplement the workload. This will make Contractor selection for residential remodels a bit more challenging.
Although I have worked with and around many Home Builders turned Remodelers who were very qualified, I have also worked with and around many who were clueless when it came to things like how to blend in old siding, stucco, drywall, with new without obvious defects. There is a huge difference in starting from a clean slate and retrofitting new to old seamlessly. Continue reading Housing Bust may prove to be a breeding ground for Unqualified Remodelers.