American Home Equity And Home Sales Growth Helps Q3 Remodeling Rates Hit Highest Level Since Q1 of 2004 - Sign Of Strengthening Economy, House Doctors Handyman President

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The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) climbed in the third quarter of 2013 by two points helped by increasing home equity and home sales growth.This is the highest reading since the first quarter 2004 and another sign that the economy is strengthening says House Doctors Handyman and Remodeling President.

Young families with children may have up to three remodel and handyman projects

Rising home equity and home sales making people more confident about remodeling and handyman repairs that were put off during tough times

The growth in home equity and home sales has given home owners confidence to remodel, repair and do handyman upgrades that they had put off during the tough times.

The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) continued to climb in the third quarter of 2013 rising another two points. This is the highest reading since the first quarter of 2004, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Jim Hunter President of handyman and remodeling company House Doctors believes this is another sign of a strengthening economy.

The RMI's current market conditions index rose from 54 in the previous quarter to 58.This is the highest reading since the creation of the RMI in 2001. An RMI above 50 indicates that more remodelers report market activity is higher as opposed to reporting it lower.

Jim Hunter President of National Handyman and Remodeling Company House Doctors said, "Increasing home equity and home sales, and a strengthening economy, definitely has an impact. We see it in our own network. Across the country our franchisees are producing some great numbers."

All of the three major components of the RMI's market conditions index increased in the third quarter. Minor additions and repairs increased from 55 to 58 while maintenance and repairs increased from 57 to 59. Even major additions and alterations increased from 51 to 55.

Finally Hunter added, "The growth in home equity and home sales has given home owners confidence to remodel, repair and do handyman upgrades that they had put off during the tough times. We expect the demand for remodeling services to continue to increase however at a more gradual pace as the housing recovery makes progress."

About House Doctors:
For more than 15 years, House Doctors, a 90-plus-unit professional handyman service, has brought commercial property owners and homeowners high standards of customer service, reliability, and quality workmanship. Every House Doctors handyman location is independently owned and operated. Today, House Doctors continues to expand throughout the United States by offering franchise opportunities. For more information on House Doctors, visit http://www.housedoctors.com.

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