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Home Improvement and Renovation Programs | 3 Hours CE or Post License
December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The renovation market has grown by more than 50% since the Great Recession ended in 2009. The U.S. market for home improvement and repairs is more than $400 billion annually, according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Nearly 80% of the nation’s 137 million homes are at least 20 years old and 40% are at least 50 years old. Freddie Mac. – Any homeowner has a long wish list of projects to improve their home: renovate the kitchen, add a deck, change outdated light fixtures, build an addition, update the heating system and so on. So, what stands between most home improvement dreams and reality is money.
Home improvement and renovation financing programs allows combining the purchase cost or refinance of a home with the costs to renovate or extensively remodel the property.
When considering which home improvement project to undertake, one should always consider enhancements that anyone can appreciate and deliver the most return. These are typically places within the home that get the most use kitchen, bathroom and entertainment spaces; along with areas that improve the aesthetic quality of the home.If you’re planning to sell or buy a home, the improvement and repair projects you choose should boost increase energy efficiency and value without over-improving it compared to your neighborhood. Improvements that make a difference, especially in older homes, are upgrades to the home’s wiring, plumbing and heating/cooling systems along with an updated kitchen and master bathroom.
- Types of home improvement and renovation financing programs
- What adds value to the home?
- Organizing your project
- How do you select the right contractor(s)?
You must stay focused on what can be done within your budget to complement your own lifestyle while still enhancing your home’s performance and value. Projects that typically don’t increase resale value are those that are unique to you and your tastes.CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
(This class will be live video streamed via Zoom. If you are not already familiar with the Zoom platform, please try and familiarize yourself prior to the class. YOU WILL NEED TO BE VISIBLE ON CAMERA FOR THE FULL DURATION OF THE CLASS. Click here to contact us if you have any questions.)