We’ve had people ask if now is really a good time to remodel.
And our answer is yes: it’s a great time to make smart improvements and updates to your home.
Houses continue to age and need improvements, no matter what the market is doing and, as this is not a good time to sell, it could be time to make your current house a better place for you and your family.
Competition is strong among remodeling contractors and the new-home builders who are now remodeling. Many contractors and trade/subcontractors are lowering their fees. And even some material prices have come down, giving homeowners more flexibility than before.
Just beware of less-than-reputable or unqualified contractors promising a variety of services at cut-rate prices. They may show up at your doorstep, advertise in local mailers or deliver fliers to the home. It pays to look beyond the lowest bid and really dig into the details to find qualified contractors. Researching the reputation of a company through referrals and by checking their business history at the better business bureau can go a long way in preventing problems.