• How to Pay for Home Improvements Since Spending Has Soared
    Home Improvement

    How to Pay for Home Improvements Since Spending Has Soared

    Homeowners are spending more and more on home improvement projects.  Homeowners who tackled at least one house project last year spent about $9,500 on average on home improvements across 2023—a 12.5% jump compared with 2022, according to a report from home improvement platform Angi. Younger homeowners spent even more, with those ages 27 to 42 notching total improvement bills of nearly $700 more than the average. The jump is a combination of several things: First, more homeowners are looking to improve their homes rather than buying new ones. With mortgage rates well above 7% for much of 2023, existing homeowners—80% of whom have rates of 5% or less—just aren’t very…

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  • Alvarez & Marsal Property Solutions Bolsters Retail Leasing Team with the Addition of Christian Stanton, Lucas Kooyman and Libby Miller
    Real Estate

    Alvarez & Marsal Property Solutions Bolsters Retail Leasing Team with the Addition of Christian Stanton, Lucas Kooyman and Libby Miller

    Alvarez & Marsal Property Solutions Alvarez & Marsal Property Solutions Bolsters Retail Leasing Team Christian Stanton, Lucas Kooyman and Libby Miller of Alvarez & Marsal Property Solutions NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alvarez & Marsal Property Solutions (AM-PS), a full-service commercial real estate advisory firm with offices in New York City and Chicago, is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its data-driven retail advisory team. The new additions include Christian Stanton as Senior Vice President, Lucas Kooyman as Vice President, and Libby Miller as Senior Analyst. The new hires will join AM-PS industry veterans Matthew Krell, Daniel Bodner, Joshua Lewin and Fritz Kemerling…

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  • Here are the top 2024 home design trends popular in Oregon
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    Here are the top 2024 home design trends popular in Oregon

    Designers and tastemakers around the world rang out their New Year home trend predictions, from the Pantone Color Institute declaring “velvety gentle” Peach Fuzz the 2024 international color of the year to Elle Decor announcing that “underestimated areas” such as the pantry and laundry room also deserve a design uplift. Warm colors and organized spaces are ways people in the Pacific Northwest are enhancing comfort and functionality while also personalizing their living spaces with unique tile, wallpaper and textiles, says Mary Miksch, Portland design director for the 77-year-old Neil Kelly design-build remodeling company. Miksch has also noticed that some renovations made during the pandemic era as a reaction to temporarily…

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  • 100 Best Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas
    Kitchen

    100 Best Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas

    Give your kitchen a festive makeover for the holiday season with these Christmas kitchen decor ideas. Around the holidays, the kitchen is the heart of the home, which is why it’s a great idea to decorate it. Your Christmas dinner guests will love these creative and festive DIY Christmas decorations. You will find Christmas centerpiece ideas, festive kitchen Christmas window decorations, holiday cabinet decor, Christmas table decorations, hot chocolate bar ideas for your kitchen, and much more for inspiration. From farmhouse Christmas decor ideas to rustic Christmas decor ideas, there are over a hundred ideas that will show you how to decorate every inch of your kitchen for Christmas! Whether…

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  • 92 Living Room Decorating Ideas We Love
    Living Room

    92 Living Room Decorating Ideas We Love

    Make the Room More Inviting Photo: Laurey W. Glenn In this family-friendly remodel, multiple rooms were cleared away to make one large living space. The sofas offer plenty of room and invite conversation and games. With such a light, inviting space, the family is certain to spend hours here. Don’t Forget Greenery Brie Williams If you love the look of a muted, natural color palette, adding greenery can really make your space come alive and compliment the atmosphere. This living room incorporates large plants to draw the eye in. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark James Ransom While bright, white, and neutral living rooms have become the norm recently, darker…

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  • Lowe’s Launches MyLowe’s Rewards Loyalty Program Aimed at Helping DIYers Get More Value When They Choose Lowe’s for Their Home Improvement Needs
    Home Improvement

    Lowe’s Launches MyLowe’s Rewards Loyalty Program Aimed at Helping DIYers Get More Value When They Choose Lowe’s for Their Home Improvement Needs

    The loyalty program is available today in select regions and will expand nationwide in March. Benefits available to all members include: Points earned on eligible purchases toward MyLowe’s Money± Free standard shipping** with no or lower minimum spend on eligible purchases Free member-only gifts Free Lowe’s DIY-U kids and garden workshops Savings through exclusive offers and early sales notifications Plus, a customized in-app experience that allows members to track their points progress, explore previous purchases and receive personalized recommendations “Lowe’s has been serving DIY customers for more than 100 years, and now we’re rewarding their longtime loyalty by offering even more value when then they shop with MyLowe’s Rewards,” said…

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