Renovate or Wait?

An analysis of current material prices and financing rates concludes that while remodeling is more expensive now than it was last year, trying to time a renovation for both low interest rates and low materials may not be worth the wait or risk, because even a 1% increase in interest rates offsets the savings from waiting for materials prices to drop.

Planning for a remodeling project: who do you need to hire and who should you call first?

Learn which local professionals do what in the planning phase of a large construction or remodel project, such as a kitchen remodel or home addition, specifically what the differences are between contractors and design professionals, when to consider DIYing versus outsourcing, and what to expect during the planning process.

Why is getting good data on home projects so hard?

Learn what local expert advice is good for (and what it’s not), why finding good data to inform home projects used to be impossible, and how Realm can help you become a knowledgeable homeowner