Home Improvements That Make Your Home More Valuable – Wagonertribune.com: Real Estate

Online Home Improvement Company Houzz Looking To Raise At $2.3 Billion Valuation – Forbes

Houzz CEO Adi Tatarko (left)   at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in September. (Photo: Getty Images)

If youre looking to make some home improvements without breaking the bank, spend smartly and invest time and money now into the projects that will pay back later. Curb appeal When it comes to first impressions, house hunters first notice curb appeal, or lack thereof. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, curb appeal is important to 71 percent of homebuyers. So beautify the outdoor space to attract possible buyers by focusing on small exterior improvements thatll pay off big like planting seasonal shrubs, painting the front door, refreshing a rusty mailbox or replacing old porch lighting with updated fixtures. These minor details will make a major and lasting statement. http://wagonertribune.com/online_features/real_estate/home-improvements-that-make-your-home-more-valuable/article_c1e7000a-1918-5a12-836a-2b11f0e7ee49.html

Porch.com Releases Home Improvement Data Trends Report Based on Over Half a Million Projects

On a fully-diluted basis of 31 million shares, the company would be worth about $2.3 billion based on this Series D round of funding. Launched in Feb. 2009, Houzz looks to be the latest startup to reach the vaunted $1 billion-valuation mark, joining the likes of Airbnb, Uber and Snapchat. http://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanmac/2014/06/02/online-home-improvement-company-houzz-looking-to-raise-150-million-at-2-billion-valuation/

“If you think about the home space, there is a lot of information out there. But what has never been explored with great depth is home improvement data at a national, regional, and local level that can help homeowners get the most out of their investment. For our very first Porch Data Trends Report, it was a no brainer for us to dive deep into the data to find ways that will help homeowners make informed decisions since spring and summer represents a peak time of year for home improvement, buying, and selling.” Porch Data Trends Report 1st Edition Which home improvement professionals are most popular before selling a home? http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/06/04/641815/10084392/en/Porch-com-Releases-Home-Improvement-Data-Trends-Report-Based-on-Over-Half-a-Million-Projects.html

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