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"New Jersey Contractors and Remodeling" by Jennifer Weldon

In today's tough economy many people are unsure where to invest their hard earned money. Many people are shying away from the turmoil of the stock market and investing money in their home.

New Jersey contractors have seen an increased demand in their services for home renovations and remodeling projects even as selling prices on New Jersey homes are falling. People are turning inward and spending more time at home, thus they want more features in their home. They are building home theater rooms and outdoor living spaces to enjoy time with their families and friends in the comfort of their own home. Many New Jersey homeowners also realize now is not the time to sell, so their best choice is to remodel where they already live. They feel that turning to a New Jersey contractor for help in their renovation is their best investment.

Another reason people are choosing to remodel their homes as an investment is the tax advantages they can realize. Mortgage interest is typically tax-deductible, which can keep a family's tax burden low. People are also tapping home equity lines to pay for remodeling projects, and the interest paid on a home equity line can also be tax deductible. One should consult their tax accountant or CPA for advice on their best option, as tax laws can be complicated. In addition to the tax savings that can be realized with remodeling a home, renovations can add value to a home's worth. And while home prices are in a decline now, they will increase eventually, and an updated home will be poised to reap the biggest increases.

A government real estate study reports that renovations to a home can increase the home's value in correlation to the cost of the renovation. For example, a $20,000 kitchen renovation may bring in an extra $35,000 at the time of sale. Bathrooms and outdoor living area renovations are also popular and solid investments. A licensed New Jersey contractor should perform these renovations as they will require licenses and permits and provide a high quality of workmanship. When the housing market bounces back a home with current renovations will be more appealing to a home buyer as they will not have to make any changes after moving in. Thus a remodeled home should not stay on the market long and will bring a higher asking price.

Due to these reasons home remodeling projects are underway in many homes across New Jersey. New Jersey contractors are busy quoting projects, making design changes, and performing renovations. With building materials at a stable price, the market is competitive for home remodeling projects.

For people who are renovating their home's landscaping, employing a landscape architect is good idea. With all the new ideas and materials being used in exterior home living, a landscape architect is a valuable resource for ideas and suggestions. They can incorporate hardscapes, garden ponds, landscaping lighting, and organic vegetable gardens into the entire landscaping design.

Before beginning any project, visit to research what permits are needed for various projects in different New Jersey regions.

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