Friday, May 29, 2009

Where I shop - New Home Building Supply

New Home Building Supply is a family owned and operated business that began in 1949. New Home prides themselves on employing helpful and knowledgeable people. Their crew consists of over 25 employees, most of whom have been there for over 10 years! And today they staff three generations of the Steving family. The year 2009 brings is their anniversary of 60 years in the lumber & hardware business.

What drives New Home Building Supply? They are proud to offer an abundant inventory of building materials for any size project. They have all of the products builders, remodelers, and the do-it-yourselfer could need. They are competitive but don't compromise on quality goods.

New Home Building Supply has always enjoyed the long time support of the neighboring communities. This was overwhelmingly evident when the brown, homey hardware store burned to the ground in April 2002. New Home's loyal customers and south Sacramento neighbors rallied around us and encouraged the owners Wayne & Ken Steving to rebuild. In the summer of 2003, New Home celebrated it's grand re-opening with a brand-new store but still the homey feel and awesome staff.

Remodeling VS. Moving

If you want to change your home, your other option besides remodeling is to find a new one. But more and more American families are deciding to stay put and improve their existing home. Here are some of the reasons:

  • Remodeling allows you to customize your home to meet your needs and desires. The only similar, but much more costly alternative, is to have a brand new custom home designed and built.
  • Remodeling means that you don't have to give up a familiar neighborhood and schools.
  • Remodeling is a more efficient use of your financial resources. According to the American Homeowner Foundation, selling your home and moving typically costs about 8-10 percent of the value of your current home. And much of this goes into moving expenses, closing costs, and broker commissions - items that have no direct impact on your home's quality.
  • Remodeling can be stressful, but few experiences are more stressful than moving.

While there are many reasons that people choose to remodel, the bottom line is that remodeling makes your home a more enjoyable place to live. The intangible value of this pleasure needs to be considered, along with any resale value you hope to gain.

But there is no doubt that, as far as improving the sale of your home, all remodeling projects are not created equal. The general rule of thumb is that any remodeling project that brings your home up to the level of your neighbors' is a worthy investment. But it doesn't pay to be the most expensive house on the block - real estate experts recommend that a remodeling investment should not raise the value of your house to more than 10 to 15 percent above the median sales price in your neighborhood.

Remember that potential buyers will be comparing your home to ones newly built. Therefore, you'll want to look at the design trends and amenities being built into new homes. Great rooms (open kitchen/family room arrangements), master bed and bath suites, and higher ceilings are a few of the features sought by today's home buyers.

Each year, Remodeling magazine conducts its "Cost vs. Value" report to assess which remodeling projects create the greatest return on investment. Not surprisingly, kitchens and baths regularly come out on top. These are two of the most used rooms in the home, and they receive the most scrutiny from potential buyers."

From the National Association of Home Builders web site.