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    How to attract busy contractors to your home remodel | Lifestyles

    Brian Gawthrop has waited over six months to remodel his home. The Washington state-based certified financial planner and his wife have a long enough wish list to keep a contractor busy: a kitchen remodel, new flooring, a new deck and many other upgrades. They did a cash-out refinance last summer, which lowered their mortgage rate and gave them money to use toward home improvements. They planned to start soon after receiving the cash, but by mid-December Gawthrop still hadn’t found the right contractor. Contractors say pandemic-prompted home remodels have kept their schedules full, while labor and material shortages have extended  

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    ‘Home Improvement’ Star Richard Karn Reveals Unexpected New Business Venture

    Home Improvement star Richard Karn is quite well-known for his acting career, and he’s now revealing an unexpected new business venture that he’s taking on. Over on his Twitter page, Karn announced that he’s releasing a series of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) with Superfandom. Among the NFT’s that will be available is one titled “I Don’t Think So Tim.” In a description of the NFT, Superfandom writes, “Call Richard and hear his most precious stories from the set of Home Improvement. You can have a friend join you for the call. The call will last for at least 30 minutes,  

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    Friedman’s Home Improvement receives a North Bay GIVES award

    Name of CEO or Leader of the charitable efforts or your group: Barry Friedman Their title: President & CEO Company headquarters address: 1385 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954 707-588-7636 friedmanshome.com As an organization, there is clearly a determination to encourage employees and the company to support nonprofits and their causes. In what ways is this culture embedded in your organization? As a third-generation family-owned business, we have been engrained in the North Bay community since even before opening our first store in Petaluma in 1946. This community is our home. Home to our customers, home to our more  

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    How Inflation Will Affect Home Improvement Prices in 2022

    Photo: istockphoto.com Inflation—a steady uptick in prices for goods and services, and the corresponding dip of our purchasing power—is higher now than it has been for decades. In October 2021, the consumer price index (CPI) increased 6.2 percent from the previous year, a spike not seen since 1990, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. “Simply put, inflation measures the changing value of the dollar,” explains Mischa Fisher, chief economist for home services website Angi. “So with an inflation rate of 6.2 percent, $100 last year is only worth about $94 this year.” The Cause? Blame COVID Inflation occurs  

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    The Best Home Improvement Loans of 2021

    Photo: istockphoto.com If you’re looking to perform some renovations or need to make repairs, a home improvement loan could provide the financing you need to pay for the project. However, finding the best way to finance home improvements takes a little time and research. It’s crucial to compare factors like minimum credit score requirements, maximum loan limits, and interest rates to make sure you find the best home improvement loans for your situation and needs. The loans listed here are personal home improvement loans, so it’s important to compare any origination fees, late fees, prepayment fees, and other fees associated  

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