"...higher home values give consumers and builders more confidence to go out and spend money or make investments, which also stimulates the real estate market and broader economy."
Riverside, IL (PRWEB) January 18, 2013
For over six years, the “free-fall” of the housing markets made just holding on to a home a challenge. Renovation and remodeling were often victims of the economy, as lenders were slow to lend money for improvements, and people were too nervous about a shaky economy to invest in making upgrades to homes already either “underwater” on the mortgage or worth far less than they had been.
But 2013 is poised to be the year that we turn the corner. Writing for Time Magazine, Christopher Matthews agrees: “There’s no doubt that we’re finally seeing the beginnings of what economists call a positive feedback loop when it comes to housing. Rising home prices allow lenders to be more generous with home financing, which allows even more prospective home buyers to access the market…higher home values give consumers and builders more confidence to go out and spend money or make investments, which also stimulates the real estate market and broader economy."
While many homeowners are guardedly optimistic about the state of the economy and are ready to move forward with home improvements, they may not be ready to undertake a pricey remodel using the services of an expensive interior designer. As a professional interior designer with 25 years of experience, Maura Braun, understands this and has launched a new web-based design service that provides a cost-effective option to homeowners.
Using MyDesignerOnline.com homeowners start by uploading photos of their space, filling out a questionnaire and answering a few questions. They decide whether they will do the project themselves or retain project management services through MDO. They then receive a comprehensive, custom-designed room plan that includes three dimensional renderings of the room, the proposed floor plan, furnishings and materials, along with the best sources of labor, material and products needed to realize their new space. Clients also receive the MDO Booklet, which contains step-by-step instructions for the completion of the project.
For many, who postponed interior design projects because of the economy, the time is right to make the upgrades that will not only improve the value of their homes, but also raise their levels of comfort and enjoyment. Design services like MyDesignerOnline.com can help.