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The Light: The Rich, Frustrated, and “Locked In” Turn to Remodeling

Building material prices have risen 23% over the last year according to production builders, in part due to a surge in remodeling driven by 3 primary conditions: rich homeowners, a few “trade-up” homes readily available, and rising mortgage rates.

The Light: Building Cost Strategies and Affordability Solutions

Both home prices and home construction costs have skyrocketed the last few years. Here are 5 solutions to address building cost and affordability. 

The Light: Putting Your DIY Skills to Work

The 20+ year decline in DIY activity appears to have ended. Today, DIY projects per household are 46% lower than they were in the 1990s, leaving significant room for growth. We believe a rebound is underway in DIY. COVID-19 dramatically …