Monthly Archives: May 2014

Home Improvement Sales On The Rise As Home Owners Rebuild After Winter Storms | Webpronews

Home Improvement Sales On The Rise As Home Owners Rebuild After Winter Storms

Its a way of life for some people. They make weekly trips to Home Depot while helping to contribute to the stores bottom line. Unfortunately for Home Depot, that wasnt the case after a particularly rough winter killed their retail sales, but the retail giant is on its way back up. Reuters reports that Home Depot saw an increase in sales in May. http://www.webpronews.com/home-improvement-sales-on-the-rise-as-home-owners-rebuild-after-winter-storms-2014-05

Home Depot’s First-quarter Sales Rise 2.9 Percent | Reuters

Seattle startup throws hardhat into home improvement arena |
KING5.com Seattle

Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst (Reuters) – Home Depot Inc (HD.N), the world’s largest home improvement chain, reported a 2.9 percent rise in quarterly sales as its spring selling season got off to a slow start. Home Depot’s net income rose to $1.38 billion, or $1.00 per share, in the first quarter ended May 4 from $1.23 billion, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $19.69 billion from $19.12 billion. Comparable store sales increased 2.6 percent. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/20/us-home-depot-results-idUSBREA4J0A320140520

People walk outside a Home Depot store in Washington February 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

TotalHousehold has a database of more than 1.3 million contractors nationwide in dozens of categories. It also has an extensive online library of home improvement information. Designed to bring the website to life, each meetup event will provide an open forum and the kind of information sharing never before possiblein addition to interacting with each other, homeowners will be able to meet with other homeowners contemplating projects and contractors will have the opportunity to network with other contractors in their area as well. The Connecticut Home Improvement Network plans to host a variety of themed events that cover specific topics such as energy efficiency, landscaping, swimming pool installation, kitchen remodeling and more. http://stratford.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/local-startup-launches-the-connecticut-home-improvement-network_ffd77a4a

Local Startup Launches The Connecticut Home Improvement Network – Town Square – Stratford, CT Patch

Is that enough to build up a following against not only the likes of Porch.com and Angie’s List, but also the brick-and-mortar sources of home renovation such as Lowe’s and Home Depot? “A lot of companies are providing more of a lead generation services, trying to connect up consumers with a pro,” said CEOMatt Williams. “We’re much more about the actual act of getting a job done – what is it you’re trying to get done, how much money it will cost and then let’s help you find someone who’s the right person for the job.” Williams’s startup experience is another advantage for Pro.com; the Amazon alumnus is a former CEOof online news aggregator Digg. His new company has raised $3.5 million in seed money from top venture firms Madrona Ventures of Seattle, Silicon Valley’s Andreesen Horowitz, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ personal investment fund, Bezos Expeditions. Williams said in Pro.com’s short life span, it has already lined up “tens of millions of dollars of jobs” for customers. http://www.king5.com/news/technology/Seattle-startup-throws-hardhat-into-web-based-home-improvement-arena-260109321.html

Dresden Enterprise, Home Improvement

From barbecues and games of bocce to parties and candlelit dinners, your outdoor space can be a hub for entertaining friends and family. Here’s advice from the experts. Kitchen makeover: 3 simple tips for beauty on a budget If you’re tired of looking at your outdated kitchen, but feel replacement would be impractical, you’re not alone. http://www.eclassifiedsnetwork.com/8821/1686/home-improvement

When should you call a professional for a home improvement project? | kplr11.com

Posted 12:48 pm, May 22, 2014, by Staff Writer , Updated at 12:49pm, May 22, 2014 Email ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) Memorial Day weekend is often when people being working on their home improvement projects. So, what kind of projects can you do yourself, and when should you hire a professional? Scott Mosby from Mosby Building Arts is here to explain. http://kplr11.com/2014/05/22/when-should-you-call-a-professional-for-a-home-improvement-project/

Home Improvement Sales On The Rise As Home Owners Rebuild After Winter Storms | Webpronews

Home Improvement Sales On The Rise As Home Owners Rebuild After Winter Storms

They make weekly trips to Home Depot while helping to contribute to the stores bottom line. Unfortunately for Home Depot, that wasnt the case after a particularly rough winter killed their retail sales, but the retail giant is on its way back up. Reuters reports that Home Depot saw an increase in sales in May. http://www.webpronews.com/home-improvement-sales-on-the-rise-as-home-owners-rebuild-after-winter-storms-2014-05

Good Signs For Home Refinance And Repair – Business Insider

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Within the last day, both companies reported earnings, and while their first quarter results came in a bit mixed, their outlooks for the rest of the year were both upbeat. Yesterday morning, Home Depot reaffirmed its fiscal 2014 sales outlook and raised its profit view, though the company’s earnings per share are expected to be bolstered by $3.75 billion in share repurchases expected during the rest of the year. Lowe’s this morning reported first quarter sales that disappointed , but the company’s quarterly earnings and fiscal year outlooks were in-line with expectations. Lowe’s CEORobert Niblock,[p]erformance has improved in May which, together with our strengthening execution, gives us the confidence to reaffirm our sales and operating profit outlook for the year.” Lowe’s also said it expects operating profit margin to improve 65 basis points. Lowe’s shares opened fractionally lower, while Home Depot stock opened a bit higher. http://www.businessinsider.com/good-signs-for-home-refinance-and-repair-2014-5

Bethel Resident Launches The Home Improvement Network – Town Square – Bethel, Ct Patch

Your nerve system and your musculoskeletal system do all the calculations required to enable you to work safely from the top step of your ladder. But if your proprioception system hasn’t been optimally trained in a while and is, in a sense, out of shape, your balance and overall safety are at risk. Bad things can happen. From all points of view, including that of safety in the home, it’s important to maintain your proprioception system in peak condition. You can easily do this by engaging in regular strength-building activities such as strength training and yoga and regular aerobic activities such as running, walking, swimming, and biking.3 Proprioceptor training is built-in to all forms of vigorous exercise. http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/heath/11407-home-improvement-a-helathy-day.html

Bethel Resident Launches The Home Improvement Network – Town Square – Bethel, Ct Patch

TotalHousehold has a database of more than 1.3 million contractors nationwide in dozens of categories. It also has an extensive online library of home improvement information. Designed to bring the website to life, each meetup event will provide an open forum and the kind of information sharing never before possiblein addition to interacting with each other, homeowners will be able to meet with other homeowners contemplating projects and contractors will have the opportunity to network with other contractors in their area as well. The Connecticut Home Improvement Network plans to host a variety of themed events that cover specific topics such as energy efficiency, landscaping, swimming pool installation, kitchen remodeling and more. http://bethel.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/bethel-resident-launches-the-home-improvement-network

Local Startup Launches The Connecticut Home Improvement Network – Town Square – Stratford, CT Patch

TotalHousehold.com , a Danbury startup, is a national website that provides homeowners with free information about contractors in their area. TotalHousehold has a database of more than 1.3 million contractors nationwide in dozens of categories. It also has an extensive online library of home improvement information. Designed to bring the website to life, each meetup event will provide an open forum and the kind of information sharing never before possiblein addition to interacting with each other, homeowners will be able to meet with other homeowners contemplating projects and contractors will have the opportunity to network with other contractors in their area as well. The Connecticut Home Improvement Network plans to host a variety of themed events that cover specific topics such as energy efficiency, landscaping, swimming pool installation, kitchen remodeling and more. http://stratford.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/local-startup-launches-the-connecticut-home-improvement-network_ffd77a4a

Best Home Improvement Stock: Lowe’s vs. Home Depot (HD, LOW)

Net income increased 15.6%, to $624 million, and adjusted earnings per share excluding extraordinary items came in at $0.58, an 18.3% increase versus $0.49 per share in the same quarter last year. Lowe’s reaffirmed guidance for a sales increase of 5% during fiscal 2014, and the company expects comparable-store sales to grow by 4% during the year. Diluted earnings per share are forecast to be $2.63, marginally better than the $2.62 per share forecast on average by Wall Street analysts. http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/05/22/best-home-improvement-stock-lowe-s-vs-home-depot.aspx

Bethel Resident Launches The Home Improvement Network – Town Square – Bethel, Ct Patch

Your nerve system and your musculoskeletal system do all the calculations required to enable you to work safely from the top step of your ladder. But if your proprioception system hasn’t been optimally trained in a while and is, in a sense, out of shape, your balance and overall safety are at risk. Bad things can happen. From all points of view, including that of safety in the home, it’s important to maintain your proprioception system in peak condition. You can easily do this by engaging in regular strength-building activities such as strength training and yoga and regular aerobic activities such as running, walking, swimming, and biking.3 Proprioceptor training is built-in to all forms of vigorous exercise. http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/heath/11407-home-improvement-a-helathy-day.html