Lowe’s Doubles Down On Contractors With Store Revamp As Home Improvement Spending Booms

Adelicia Caree

Since the winter storm in Texas wreaked havoc on homes across the state, Lowe’s stores have been buzzing with contractors rushing to pick up items to replace broken pipes, replace damaged floors and put in new drywall for a backlog of customers anxious to put clean-up efforts behind them.

“There’s lots of repair work as you can imagine,” says Bill Boltz, executive vice president of merchandising at Lowe’s. In other parts of the country,

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Millennials are ready to take over the real estate market

Adelicia Caree

Over the last several years, millennials have rented to stay nimble and keep work opportunities open. Now, they’re ready to buy.

Why it matters: About 4.8 million millennials are turning 30 in 2021, and many are expected to enter the home-buying game if they haven’t already.

  • This wave of new buyers will have the opportunity to build and pass on wealth, and shape the market for years to come.

Flashback: Leading up to the financial crisis of 2008, many people bought homes they couldn’t afford, allowing developers to gobble up foreclosures, David Kennedy, president of Charlotte-based Canopy MLS, tells Axios.

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PHOTOS: Cute “Happy Fair with Baymax” Decor On Display at Tokyo Disneyland

Adelicia Caree

The Happy Fair with Baymax is finally on at Tokyo Disneyland, and there’s decor all over Tomorrowland to celebrate this one-time mini-event! From incredible trash cans to cute statues of Mochi the cat, there’s plenty of Baymax for everyone!

Otherwise occupied by seldom-used payphones, a small area in Tomorrowland next to Pan Galactic Pizza Port features these banners, a lantern, a map, and even a wraparound along the building’s rim!

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The map itself shows major Tomorrowland attractions, shops, and locations with Baymax decor.

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Near Space Mountain, we can find one of the Happy Fair’s photo spots, complete with an

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3-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo in Trinidad neighborhood lists for $399,900

Adelicia Caree

The median sales price for homes in D.C. reached $635,000 in February, a 7.5 percent jump above February 2020, according to Bright MLS. Buyers looking to spend under the median sales price are primarily limited to condos in the city, especially if they need an extra bedroom or two.

For example, the condo at 1275 Meigs Place NE unit #1 in Trinidad is priced at $399,900. The 825-square-foot unit has a monthly condo fee of $250, and annual property taxes are $3,010.

While located in a residential area, the condo is about one mile from restaurants,

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Grand Forks Herald Spring Home Improvement: Trees add options, beauty and dimension to landscaping

Adelicia Caree

Whether offering a shady spot to relax on a hot summer’s day, adding a pop of color to the yard or sheltering a patio from being buffeted by wind, trees are an integral part of landscaping.

But before homeowners weigh those considerations, they should first test the soil in their yard, said Scott Kiel, All Seasons Garden Center landscape designer.

“The best thing they can do before they plant a tree is to get a soil sample, so they know what is down there, so they can get the right tree in the right place,” Kiel said. For example, many

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Home improvement projects seeing surge in lumber prices, increased lead times | News

Adelicia Caree

Lumber pricing is at an all-time high during the pandemic, affecting homeowners and home builders alike. It’s increasing lead times on home improvement projects and causing massive consumer sticker shock.


SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — Lumber pricing is at an all-time high during the pandemic, affecting homeowners and home builders alike. It’s increasing lead times on home improvement projects and causing massive consumer sticker shock.

A surge in pricing for lumber is impacting western Massachusetts, along with the rest of the country.

“It’s everything from trucking to the COVID shutdowns right down to supply and demand, so we’re finding that even

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