How to know if DIY is the best way to go for your home project

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A do-it-yourself mentality has taken hold in millions of households across the globe. Popular television channels like HGTV and DIY Network as well as accessible home improvement content on apps like YouTube have inspired many homeowners to tackle renovation projects around their homes. Taking such initiative is admirable, though it also can prove costly if homeowners end up biting off more than they can chew. Home improvement videos and television shows have a tendency to oversimplify renovation projects, potentially giving homeowners a false sense of confidence in their DIY abilities. A concerted effort on the part of homeowners to determine

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There Are Many Ways to Pay for a Home Remodel. Which Method is Best?

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That home-remodeling project may give you all the extra space you need. But how will you pay for it?

A survey conducted in February by San Diego-based LightStream, a national online consumer lender, found that 73% of high-income homeowners, defined as those with household incomes of more than $100,000, plan to use savings to pay for home-improvement projects, while 32% will use credit cards. The balance will secure a home-improvement loan. Many people tap more than one method to pay. But the best way to pay?

“If you have the cash, you should consider paying cash,” said Michael Silver, a

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3 Buy-Rated Home Improvement Stocks (Not Named Home Depot) By StockNews

© Reuters. 3 Buy-Rated Home Improvement Stocks (Not Named Home Depot)

There has been a significant increase in home improvement activities over the past year as people stuck at home have expended more time and money upgrading their domiciles to make them more comfortable to work and live in. Among home improvement stocks, Home Depot (NYSE:) has been one of the major beneficiaries of this trend. But, given that HD’s expenses are soaring, we believe its peers Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:), The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:), and Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) are better positioned to capitalize on the industry tailwinds in

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Increase Your Rental’s Property Value! 7 Home Improvement Ideas

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Increasing your rental’s value takes lots of time, effort and even monetary investments — but it’s well worth it in the end. Here are a few inexpensive and easy home improvement ideas that will help you see the best return on your rental property.

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Lafayette man booked with home improvement fraud

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St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Lafayette man and booked him with home improvement fraud.

Warrick Paul Boudreaux, 52 was arrested after an investigation that began in July 2020.

Deputies were called by the victim, who signed a contract with Boudreaux in 2019. Deputies learned that Boudreaux, owner of WB Construction LLC, was called by the victim to do some remodeling at her house. She gave Boudreaux some money to pay for the materials, and paid Boudreaux for labor, deputies say.

While Boudreaux was installing flooring in the home, he ruptured a water line, deputies say. The victim

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Lafayette Man Arrested For Home Improvement Fraud

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The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted in regards to a residential contractor fraud complaint. The victim and the contractor, Warrick Paul Boudreaux, entered into a contractual agreement in 2019 according to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz.

It was determined that Warrick Boudreaux, owner of WB Construction, LLC, was contacted by the victim to have remodeling duties done at her residence. Payment was submitted by the victim to purchase the materials needed and Warrick Boudreaux was compensated for labor.

While Warrick Boudreaux was installing flooring in the home, a water line was ruptured by him. The victim discovered the ruptured

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