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    VIDEO | Myra home renovation complete | By Jerry Zelenka

    August 30, 2021 – Myra, WI – The renovation of the home built in 1850 on Decorah Road in Myra, WI is complete. It was a labor of love and insanity according to contractor Jerry Zelenka. In 1965 the movie The Agony and the Ecstasy was released about Michelangelo’s obsession to complete the painting of Sistine Chapel ceiling, as it became all-consuming he is driven close to madness. Click HERE to watch a video tour of the initial tear out I now know how he felt. Over the last five months our restoration of the 171-year-old home in Myra has  

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    This Ultra-Important Metric Gives Home Depot the Edge Over Lowe’s

    Both Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and Lowe‘s (NYSE:LOW) recently reported their second-quarter financial results to mixed Wall Street reactions. It was uncertain how these companies would perform in their first comparison to the surge in demand last year, but some key data points stood out.  While on the surface these giant home-improvement retailers might appear similar, there is a very important difference that makes Home Depot the higher-quality business between the two. Read on to see what this difference is.  Image source: Getty Images. Stocks respond differently  During Q2, Home Depot’s same-store sales (or comps) rose a healthy 4.5% year  

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    Fairfield restarts its home improvement contest

    Entries are accepted until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8, and winners will be announced in the fall. Each category winner will receive $500, and each category second-place winner will receive $200. Households can enter the two categories ― best interior improvement project and best exterior/landscaping project ― but can only win one of the two categories. Other rules include winning projects must have obtained all needed permits and inspections; have started the projects by Jan. 1, 2020, and finished by the time of submission, and include a before and after picture. “The city wanted to recognize and celebrate those who have  

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    Two-Thirds of Gen X Homeowners Plan on Renovating

    According to Bank of America’s 2021 Homebuyer Insights Report: Home Improvement and Equity Spotlight, two-thirds of younger homeowners surveyed plan to renovate their homes this year. The survey found that there is no lack of means in which to perform these renovations, real home equity reached a new peak of $20.2 trillion in Q2 of 2021, meaning more homeowners can use cash from their home equity to achieve their goals. According to Bank of America’s survey of 2,000 adults who currently own a home or plan to in the future, many are eager to refresh their living space. This  

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