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    LendKey Announces 450% Growth in Home Improvement Loans as Homeowners Remodel, Invest in Everyday Luxury Purchases | Business

    NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul 28, 2021– LendKey, the company on a mission to make lending simpler, announced today triple digit year-over-year application growth in its Home Improvement Loan Program. The program, which caters to the skyrocketing home improvement market, saw an unprecedented 450% loan application uptick in 2021 versus the previous year. LendKey attributes the growth to a robust demand channel of vetted individual contractors, franchises, and key strategic partnerships. The company’s Home Improvement Loan Program partners with community lenders to provide low-cost borrowing options to creditworthy homeowners, processing over tens of millions in applications monthly. At the start of the year, LendKey saw Q1 credit approvals surge 226% and closed…

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    3 Stocks to Watch Amid Continued Demand for Home Improvement

    As the home became the center for learning and working last year when the coronavirus gripped the United States, people began to engage in renovation and home improvement projects to make their stay at home more comfortable. The demand for homes was also steady in 2020, which in turn, increased the people’s requirement for home improvement. Researchers at Harvard University found that Americans spent nearly $420 billion on home improvement projects in 2020, as cited in a CBS Los Angeles article. The vaccination drive across the country is leading to the gradual reopening of the economy but even then, the demand for home improvement projects looks set to sustain, auguring…

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    Best Place to Start a Home Improvement Project

    Grant and Sweetser Avenues, Novato Where does one start a home improvement project? The possibilities are infinite, which is why many prospective projects fizzle out due to analysis paralysis. Stop thinking so much and head to the 700 block of Grant Avenue, Novato, the locus of all things home improvement in Marin County.  Within a few hundred yards, one has access to everything you need to get started on a remodel, catch up on deferred maintenance or simply just mow the lawn (albeit, atop the Cadillac of mowers).  Need a new kitchen? Kitchens by Ken Ryan have your back—they also have a plethora of cabinets, appliances, sinks, faucets and countertop…

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    Contractor violating Home Improvement Act by asking for 50% deposit

    All Things Real Estate: Tim Jones Q: I’m a regular reader of your Saturday-turned-Friday newspaper column and I’ve always appreciated your wisdom and advice. I know you’ve written about swimming pools before, but now I have a unique problem. I’m trying to get a swimming pool built in my backyard and I’m having a heck of a time with the city. My backyard overlooks a valley below and so I figured the pool and the view would be breathtaking. I hired a pool company to design the pool and other things like an outside kitchen and cabana. The company quoted me an all-inclusive price for everything. We signed the contract…

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    What’s The Best Way To Help The Climate And People, Too? Home Improvement

    Workmen have invaded Flora Dillard’s house on the east side of Cleveland. There’s plastic over everything and no place to sit, but Dillard doesn’t seem to mind. “A couple of days of inconvenience is nothing, compared to the results that you get,” she says. She’ll benefit, and so might the climate. The workers have plugged cracks around the foundation and rerouted an air vent to reduce the risk that mold will form. They’re insulating the drafty upstairs bedroom, which was so cold that Dillard had resorted to multiple electric space heaters this past winter. They also discovered and fixed a gas leak. “I could have blew up,” Dillard says. “Me…

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    Titan Home Improvement Announces Acquisition of Home Smart Industries

    CORAL GABLES, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Titan Home Improvement (“Titan”), based in Coral Gables, Fla., today announced the acquisition of Home Smart Industries (“Home Smart”), a Pennsylvania-based specialty bath and shower remodeling company with a 20-year history of serving homeowners throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. As a certified Kohler dealer, Home Smart is backed by the bathroom industry’s most recognizable brand. The deal was consummated on June 30. Home Smart marks Titan’s fifth acquisition since the latter was founded in 2019, demonstrating the tech-enabled direct-to-consumer home improvement services network’s commitment to acquiring best-in-class operators and enabling them to benefit from the resources provided by the Titan platform. This expansion into…

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