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helocs are tax deductible if used for substantial home improvement, according to irs

Approximately 10 million consumers are expected to originate a home equity line of credit (HELOC) between 2018 and 2022. This would more than double the 4.8 million HELOCs originated in the previous five-year period (2012-2016). Source: TransUnion, “The Return of HELOCs”

The IRS has confirmed it: interest on home equity lines of credit is tax deductible, kind of. 

A Baltimore-based remodeler is trying to take advantage of convenient, mobile payment options

A bill moving through NYC's City Council aims to counterbalance controversial construction safety training legislation passed in 2017

The major appliance industry was up 7 percent YOY as of June 2017, according to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers.

Survey says for a large segment of luxury consumers, buying high-end appliances is better than sex. 

One way to combat the labor shortage is by using methods—such as modular construction—that require fewer workers and less time. Modular builds have picked up steam in the commercial market and many are predicting a slow, but steady, increase on the residential side as well. Installing a custom modular addition typically takes less than half the time as building an addition on site. 

The coming year will bring faster paced, more significant change across multiple areas of the remodeling market 

Grow your team by cloning your best salesperson

For companies dealing with the labor shortage, growth is only possible by adding efficiency

Solid growth happens after you take a hard look at your company’s strengths and weaknesses

Installers can leave a gap of a few inches to protect the drywall from moisture.

How to prevent moisture damage in residential and commercial bathrooms

To showcase its durability, this subfloor went through the iron man of building products 

Develop a proactive strategy to counter negative reviews that can result in serious damage to your company’s brand.

Here's how to produce a high-quality, marketing video using a drone. 

lenova deep apron front sink

A farmhouse sink you don’t have to build around

The first truly see-through electric fireplace heats separate rooms at different rates

When a balloon loses air or depressurizes, it gets smaller (and makes a funny sound), but houses don’t roll like that 

Shower curbs create several corners close to the floor of the shower, where they get wet from splashing water. Even a small leak can be disastrous because over time it creates an ever-increasing vulnerable area that takes on more and more water. 

Most shower leaks occur at curbs, corners and drains. Building redundancy into the system reduces the risk.

the 2018 the new american remodel home

Restored ironwork and a return to French doors in the façade keep the focus of The New American Home on the original home’s core as something that remained true to its period design while also transcending the traditional architecture of its old Orlando neighborhood. The side additions and connecting stone-and-brick terraces project a timeless estate feel that fits Florida, but would be equally at home in the Northeast or Midwest.

Carefully chosen and finely detailed products define the 2018 New American Remodel

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