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In some geographic locations, selling your home can be extremely beneficial, financially speaking. In others, however, it can cause you to actually suffer losses, rather than achieving gains. During those times, it can be far better to put that money to work in remodeling, and wait out the slump.
 
Remodeling actually builds equity in your home that can be even more beneficial when the market recovers, and you stand to make financial gains on your home sale. We came to this conclusion after reading an article in the Seattle times, recently, that you might want to check out for yourself.
 
“Real estate commissions and other fees can eat up about 10 percent of the sale price of the home. Some expenses are negotiable and fluctuate with the real estate market. But sellers should expect to pay part of the costs in the transaction, and avoid sticker shock at closing time. So, if you sell your house for $250,000, you could end up paying $15,000 in commissions.”
 
Source: Bridget Sielicki, Seattle Times           
Remodeling Your Floors with Strand Woven Bamboo Makes Sense
 
What better time than now to spend a portion of what you would spend to sell your home, and place that in remodeling and renovation instead? In fact, having strand woven bamboo installed in your home could potentially raise the sale price in the future. It’s a matter of making your patience, and products like bamboo flooring, work in your favor.
 
Strand woven bamboo is gaining popularity among homeowners, and for good reason. The benefits of this 100% rapidly renewable resource are becoming more sought after in today’s eco-conscious world. 

EcoFusion processes our own bamboo and imports it directly. It’s only harvested when the bamboo has grown for five to six years. This gives it the perfect strength to be used in our flooring, which features a proprietary engineered cross grain bamboo core. At the same time, there are no harmful VOC’s or formaldehyde added, and it comes with a 35-year transferable warranty as well.
 
Be sure to contact a retailer near you, and ask about EcoFusion’s Strand Woven Bamboo. 
 

If remodeling and renovation has been on your mind for a while, now might just be the best time to jump on board and get the ball rolling. Projects that had been on hold for many homeowners are now receiving the green light, thanks to the improving economy and housing market. That’s why, if new flooring is something you want for your home, now is a great time to finally get that project going.
 
We think you’ll agree, especially when you read the article we recently came across on the Door & Window Market Magazine. They report that remodeling activity is increasing, especially in coastal cities such as San Francisco, CA.
 
“The improving U.S. economy has homeowners opening up their pocketbooks, according to the seventh annual Houzz & Home survey of nearly 150,000 respondents. About 51 percent of homeowners who use Houzz say they plan to begin to continue renovations…According to Houzz, remodeling activity and spending was strong in 2017. About 58 percent of homeowners renovated their residences…”
 
Source: Door & Window Market Magazine Website
Remodeling Your Floors Is a Great Idea
 
One of the aspects of your home that probably sees the most use is your floor coverings. Of course, they can be a major design element, adding to your unique décor, but they are also something you and your guests come in contact with each and every day. It only makes sense that when you are planning to remodel, your floors come to mind almost immediately.
 
Strand Woven bamboo by EcoFusion is an excellent choice for your new floors. In fact, it has many features you simply won’t find in any other product. For instance, ECOfusion is a vertically integrated mill that imports directly into North America, ensuring quality and consistency from the factory to your home.
 
We allow our 100% Moso Bamboo to grow between five to six years before harvesting, so it will feature the ideal strength. But the benefits don’t stop there. ECOfusion uses a unique processing method called scrimber that allows them to use up to 85% of the harvested material compared to 30-50% under common methods and machinery.
 
To find out even more information on this great floor covering, be sure to check with your local flooring retailer. Ask them about Strand Woven bamboo from EcoFusion.
In Portland, Oregon, mortgage rates continue to drop, which means it may be easier now to purchase your own home. Better still, spending less on the mortgage overall means you’ll have a little extra “wiggle room” to add in renovations or remodels that are important to you.
 
We came across an article that explains the mortgage rate drop in a bit more detail:
 
“According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average fell to 4.57 percent with an average 0.5 point…The 15-year fixed-rate average dropped to 4.04 percent with an average 0.4 point. It was 4.07 percent a week ago and 3.17 percent a year ago…Home loan rates slumped this week, because of rising concerns about tariffs on Chinese goods.”
 
Source: The Washington Post, via Oregon Live
https://www.oregonlive.com/front-porch/index.ssf/2018/06/mortgage_rates_move_lower_for.html#incart_river_mobile_index
​The article goes on to explain various other reasons for the decline, all of which look good to potential homebuyers. However, many of those homebuyers have a growing concern for the environment, and seek to make changes where they can also be for the betterment of the planet. What better way than renovating your home to upgrade your flooring to strand woven bamboo?
 
Strand woven bamboo by EcoFusion offers a dynamic construction that easily provides the most stable platform in today’s flooring industry. Still, it maintains a status as a 100% rapidly renewable resource.
 
We not only grow and harvest our own bamboo, but we process it as well, using 100% Moso bamboo that is harvested after five to six years of grown, for optimum strength. We add no harmful VOC’s or urea formaldehyde to our product, which comes with a 35-year transferable warranty.
 
What we do is take natural strands, or fibers, and infuse them with dense adhesives. They are then cold pressed into blocks, kiln dried and conditioned over the course of several months, so that they will be as stable as possible. Finally, those blocks are milled with precision to the veneers used in your flooring, which are conditioned again, specifically to meet various climates across North America.
 
The final strand woven bamboo product is one you should be able to find at a local retailer. Just ask for strand woven by EcoFusion.
Sometimes, it’s a whole lot easier to remodel your home than to buy a new one. While in most cases, the process goes smoothly, there are other instances in which things can go horribly wrong, and the buyer is simply left holding the bag. We found one case of this happening in Denver in this article we came across.

“…Contact7 uncovered if the inspector fails to find something like mold, which can cost a homeowner thousands in remediation, the inspector has limited liability in Colorado. The most you can collect in a lawsuit is what you paid for the inspection. Even if you think a seller should have known about a problem, it is very hard to prove.”

Source: Theresa Marchetta, The Denver Channel https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/contact7/contact7-finds-sellers-passing-off-problems-in-hot-housing-market

The article goes on to explain how a family who recently purchased a home on the hot Denver market soon found it to be in a shambles. It appears to have been the work of house flip scammers who simply made things pretty to hasten the sale. In reality, there were problems with mold, ceilings caving in, cabinet doors falling off and they also found they would need about $7,000 worth of roofing done to get things up to par.

Remodeling is So Much Easier
There’s one thing for sure with remodeling: you know exactly what you’re dealing with and there are no surprises lurking behind. That’s why it makes so much more sense to remodel, especially when it comes to flooring. For a fraction of the cost of buying a new home, you can have brand new floor throughout that you’ll be pleased with for years to come.

Strand woven bamboo is a great choice for that floor remodeling project. The construction of this flooring features innovative cross-grain traditional bamboo core so that there will be very little contracting and expanding of the top and bottom layers of the bamboo, which gives it great balance. This is a dynamic construction creates a very stable platform while still being considered a completely renewable resource.

Additionally, strand woven bamboo contains no harmful VOC’s or urea formaldehyde and comes with a transferable 35-year warranty. To find out more about EcoFusion’s strand woven bamboo, be sure to contact a local retailer for more information.

It’s true that the home market in Denver is struggling to meet buyer’s need

s. In fact, the market is hotter than it has been in a long time. However, many of the homeowners in Denver are remodeling instead of selling. We became even more aware of this when we came across a recent article on the topic in The Denver Post.
 
“Her three daughters were grown. Her husband died two years ago. The circa 1978 tri-level in southeast Aurora was more house than she needed. And the scorching metro real estate market just begged her to cash out. For Debby Pilloud, the next move seemed obvious: Capitalize on her equity and downsize to a less pricey condo. But like more and more homeowners, Pilloud pumped the brakes, stayed put and invested in some overdue home improvements.”
 
Source: Kevin Simpson, The Denver Post

It was found that those who had been in their homes for six years or less, often spend more money on these remodeling projects. In fact, many have been taking advantage of the fact that home equity is currently so high, and used that to secure loans to carry these remodels out. Those who do consider selling, are finding that they aren’t able to find a comparable home on such a hot market. Instead, contractors say, spending upwards of $15,000 or more can completely transform your home and give you plenty of reasons to stay.
 
Time for Strand Woven Bamboo
 
With the remodeling outlook in Denver so alluring, it might be a good time to consider switching to strand woven bamboo by EcoFusion for your floors. Thanks to the manufacturing process, conditioning and cross-grain engineering, you’ll get a floor that offers you the best in overall stability that won’t expand and contract with temperature changes or humidity.
 
However, that’s not the only reason to switch over to bamboo flooring. With EcoFusion, you’ll get 100% Moso bamboo that contains absolutely no harmful VOC’s or urea formaldehyde. You have the option of custom ordering your flooring, which comes with a 35-year transferable warranty as well.
 
To find out more about EcoFusion’s Strand Woven Bamboo, be sure to check with a local retailer. We’re sure you’ll quickly see the difference strand woven can make.