NC DHHS: Housing and Home Improvement Assistance

Detailed information about what license may be needed for your project can be found here. With research that touches on both DIYers and Pros, and spans markets, channels and products/projects, you’ll gain the insight you need to help grow your business. In partnership with The Farnsworth Group, HIRI has developed a monthly tracker, surveying homeowners and pro contractors to learn what they see, think, and are doing now in home improvement. Learn how projects are being done, how often they are delayed, struggles along the way and more.

Dirty or clogged gutters allow water to spill over the edges and possibly too close to the foundation, which could create problems even if the landscaping slopes away from the house as it should. A common DIY home-improvement mistake, especially when finishing a basement, is making access to essential plumbing valves difficult. When you remodel, leave space or an access door to the main water valve, exterior spigot valves, water heater valves and any others your home may have. Many utility companies provide free energy audits for their customers’ homes. However, you’ll have to spend a few hundred dollars for a company to do one in some places. Even newly constructed homes can see huge benefits from having an energy audit performed.

This step explains what you should expect upon submitting your application. This step explains the application process for Home Improvement Salesperson registration. Debbe Dunning’s Heidi replaced Lisa as Tim’s “Tool Time” assistant.

Stacked neatly in his backyard is a minivan-size pile of gray lumber, all stuff Buhr salvaged from dumpsters and a fence demolition project. “Deck construction is up 275%,” Anderson says, quoting increases from March to July of this year. “Hiring landscapers is at 238%. Fence construction installation is at 144%,” Anderson says. “My partner and I, we like to travel quite a bit,” Taylor says, smiling.

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Personal loan to upgrade your kitchen, install a swimming pool or repair your roof. Get a feel for the quality, beauty, and value we provide by viewing some of our featured remodeling projects near you. The Annual Percentage Rate shown is for a personal loan of at least $10,000, with a 3-year term and includes a relationship discount of 0.25%., Your actual APR may be higher than the rate shown. Anderson says that rock-bottom interest rates also make home improvements more attractive.