Recent Report Indicates Homeowners Across the Nation Deciding to Stay in Current Home and Remodel Rather Than Move
The housing industry – hard hit by the sluggish national economy – remains at a virtual standstill. While sales of existing homes and early signs of life in new construction show as a virtual blip on the screen from one news day to the next, a growing trend in home remodeling appears to be on the rise. According to the BuildFax Remodeling Index, recent studies show a 22% increase in remodeling projects year over year. The most recent snapshot of the industry indicates that May 2011 represented the largest number in the index since 2004 from a national standpoint. At the regional level, numbers in the South show an increase in remodeling projects of 9.5% year-over-year. While the South has not yet caught up to the height of the remodeling figures of the construction heydays of 2005 and 2006, it does show a steady increase above all other years since – a very positive sign for a builder and remodeler like myself. BuildFax bases their study on data collected from construction permits filed with local building departments all across the United States.
Whether forced to stay put because they are upside down on their loan, unwilling to take a loss on the sale of their home, or making the conscious decision to remain in their existing home due to proximity to good schools or work, homeowners need not feel “trapped”. An excellent design-build firm can transform just about any house into the home of one’s dreams (unless it just so happens that the home of your dreams exists on a sandy white beach or soaring mountaintop, and you currently reside in a suburb of Atlanta). From changing the front elevation of your home or adding a second level to the home to alter the appearance of the exterior, to revamping the look and layout of your kitchen or finishing a basement – a well-planned and well-executed remodeling project can increase the usefulness and enjoyment of individual rooms of your home. At Highlight Homes, my team and I offer strong backgrounds in not only design and construction of just about ANY home remodeling project, but also in the areas of structural engineering and environmentally-friendly building. Our specialties include decks and patios, kitchen and bath remodels, room additions, basement finishing, outdoor kitchens, ponds and pools, window and door replacement, and so much more. We can handle projects of many sizes and scopes – from installing built-in bookcases in your living room to “floor-to-ceiling” complete home restorations. Highlight Homes is proud to serve metro Atlanta and surrounding areas including Buckhead, Roswell, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Druid Hills, Vinings, Peachtree City, Newnan, and more. If you wish to hop on the latest trend by staying right where you are and remodeling, I invite you to contact me by phone at 678-873-9234 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to learning how Highlight Homes can help you. We can custom design a remodeling project to fit the unique needs and collective personality of your family. To learn more about me and my company, please visit us online at www.highlighthomesga.comand feel free to peruse our online portfolio for inspiration.Information and Image Credit: Buildfax.com – Latest BRFI Release http://www.buildfax.com/public/remodeling/index.html and BFRI Charts http://www.buildfax.com/public/remodeling/charts.html. (July 21,2011)