Everybody wants a beautiful home that has everything that you need in life—a comfortable bedroom, a bright and airy bathroom, and an updated kitchen, among other things. However, showcase homes—the likes of which we see in design magazines and Pinterest—don’t come cheap.
An article published recently on Uexpress gives the lowdown on why homes these days are getting so expensive:
As statistics make obvious, the rich are getting richer. So, too, are the homes of the well-paid getting richer with amenities. That’s according to the National Association of Home Builders (www.nahb.org).
A survey by the builders’ group shows that newly constructed homes are growing in both size and price. Most now have at least four bedrooms, a three-car garage, a front porch and a patio. They have gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, a double sink, a central island and a linen closet. What’s more, their ceilings soar to nine feet or higher.
But these swanker homes also require a higher income than in the past. In the current era of stringent mortgage lending standards, the median income required to buy a new home in America has ascended from $91,768 in 2005 to $107,607 in 2011. That’s notwithstanding the decline in overall housing prices that occurred during the worst years of the recession.
All these features are nice to have, but if you’re a practical homeowner on a tight budget, you’ll learn that some parts of your home deserve your investment much more than others. Case in point: your roof. A beautiful home with a rundown roof will be of little value. If you really want to add value to your home and recoup the cost of your investment over time, focus on having a beautiful, energy-efficient roof. And to do that, you’ll need the help of the Charlotte roofing professionals at Roof Roof.
Roof Roof is among the most sought-after roofers in Charlotte NC. Established in 1995, we have since grown into a full-service home improvement business. Our quality work and customer service has earned us a reputation as one of the premier roofing companies in the Southeast.
If you’re planning to get your roof inspected, repaired, or replaced, contact us at Roof Roof and learn how we can help you make the most out of your investment.
(Article and Image from “How to buy a luxurious house without breaking the bank”; April 29, 2014)