How a Two-Tier Economy Is Reshaping the US Marketplace – Wall Street Journal
Wall Street JournalHow a Two-Tier Economy Is Reshaping the US MarketplaceWall Street JournalThe Stolls customized almost every feature and finish, including hinges on kitchen cabinets that prevent the doors from slamming shut. … Two years ago, D.R. Horton Inc., the nation's largest home builder, launched Emerald Homes, a luxury division …and more »
How far is too far? (jsonline)
A typical “spec” home in southeastern Wisconsin is rather predictable.
White walls. Beige carpeting. Polished chrome bathroom fixtures (or a brushed finish, if the builder is daring). White toilets. Stained cabinets. Wood floors, probably.
It’s a home built for the masses. The goal is to be inoffensive. With no buyer in waiting, the house should be a blank canvas for visitors to paint their dreams. Everyone has a different vision of the result.
Homeowners want living spaces that reflect their tastes and lifestyles. Their home is, after all, their castle. Customizing a house is part of the dream.
A diehard auto-racing fan might create a NASCAR themed room, with logoed ceiling tiles and an emblem built into the bar. A wine enthusiast can sink thousands of dollars into a temperature-controlled wine cellar.
It’s their house. They can do what they want.
Any debate over a project’s wisdom might center on “can” versus “should.” Here’s where the uncertainties enter in.
The hammer of eventual resale hangs over most homeowners’ heads. Remodeling never delivers a 100% rate of return. However, few people probably imagine that a project could boomerang on them later.
For a potential buyer who doesn’t drink wine, the …
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Contractor finishes kitchen after allegedly walking off job
A South Florida family was looking for a kitchen makeover for the holidays. After the contractor walked off the job, the family contacted Local 10 News consumer advocate Christina Vazquez. Local 10 brought both parties back to the table to make sure the couple got the product they paid for and learned something about the contract in this case, which a legal expert said could be a red flag for …