The remodeling forecast for 2011 is on the rise, although homeowners remain cautious about spending, naturally, as they wait to feel good about the market. It is all about “feeling good,” and that’s when consumer confidence rises and the market strengthens.
Likely, only modest gains in the home improvement market will be realized as there clearly is still a stalled housing recovery. This information comes via the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. The indicator is intended to provide a short-term outlook of the home improvement spending for a quarter and predictors for the remaining three quarters of the year. As reported in the recent edition of “Qualified Remodeler,” the recent volatility in the housing market will be reflected in consumer spending patterns.
What does this mean for you exactly? How do you determine whether this is the right time to improve your home so that you can benefit from the greatest energy efficiency and comfort without impinging upon your retirement or other funding needs?
Windows Plus is here to help you make smart choices in your home. While we appreciate the need to soften expenditures and remain careful about using monies from savings accounts now, rather than guard the monies for future needs, the benefits to replacing old windows and doors, siding and other exterior treatments, may just be greater than the burden of spending.
To ensure that you are taking the right turns for your home at this time, please call on our experts, Reg and Tom, owners of Windows Plus, for some advice that pertains to you and only you and your home. Reg and Tom know their business because it is their business. Call us today at 703-916-8372 and have some peace of mind about your home, your greatest investment during your lifetime. ÊEnjoy the spring and all that it brings!