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A ‘mall for home improvement’ bringing remodeling one-stop-shop to Victoria

Victoria Home, Reno and Decor Show returns to Pearkes Community Center from Feb. 23-25 Couches featuring built-in storage, clutter-cutting devices and smart appliances that can be turned on remotely are all hot pieces in the home improvement realm. The in-demand items reflect a trend where people are seeking out products that make life more affordable and organized, said Darcy Hope, president of Evergreen Exhibitions. The Victoria Home, Reno and Decor Show hopes to be a one-stop shop for people looking to find the latest products and home-improvement information when it returns to Pearkes Recreation Center from Feb. 23-25. The best…
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Jericho Home Improvements owner’s death suspect released in Kansas City

Kansas City police have released a person of interest “pending further investigation” into the death of a popular Kansas City home remodeling company owner. John Bartrom, founder of Jericho Home Improvements, died after a shooting Sunday morning near 63rd and Prospect in Kansas City. Bartrom, 46, was known for his commercials and catchy jingles for his company. He was also well-known for his charitable service, according to friends and family members. KCPD Capt. Corey Carlisle confirmed the person of interest’s release but did not provide any other information on a motive, as the case is still under investigation. Officers say…
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When will Lowe’s Home Improvement open in Leland?

Leland residents have been anticipating the opening of the new Lowe’s Home Improvement store, and the company has finally announced a date for the store’s grand opening. Here’s what we know. When will it open? The store will hold its grand opening on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023. Where is it located? The store is located at 3716 Gateway Blvd. in Leland. This is in the busy Leland Town Center shopping center, and the store is behind Chick-fil-A and Dunkin Donuts. According to the master site plan for the development, Leland Town Center could grow even more in the future. Plans…
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Is A Home Improvement Loan A Good Idea?

Key takeaways If you’re financing a smaller home improvement project, then a personal loan may be better than taking out a HELOC or a HELOAN. Personal loan interest rates are at record-highs, but if you have good credit you could score a lower rate. Most personal loans are unsecured, meaning you don’t need to back the loan balance with collateral. If you’re like most Americans, it’s likely that the cost of your dream home improvement project or much needed renovation has fallen on the back burner due to costs alone. However, homeowners have financing options that can make the costs…
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Home improvement spending to decline faster in 2024, says Harvard report

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Annual expenditures for improvements and repairs to owner-occupied homes are expected to decline at an accelerating rate through the first half of 2024, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released today by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University . The LIRA projects that year-over-year spending on homeowner improvements and maintenance will shrink by 2.7% through the first quarter of next year and by 5.9% through the second quarter, following a slowdown in growth that began in the final quarter of 2022. “Home remodeling activity continues to face strong headwinds from high…