On the Money: Five personal finance resources on home improvements

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Spring is in the air, and many homeowners are making home improvements. A home remodeling job can both improve a residential property’s look and market value. Several Web sites offer a load of home improvement information, from remodeling tips to financing. Here are a few:

411 Home Repair

www.411homerepair.com/contractor/index.shtml

Features home improvement resources, calculators, how tos and much more.

Homestore.com

www.homestore.com/Home Garden/HomeImprovement/

Serves up advice on a wide range of home improvement topics.

Federal Consumer Information Center

www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic-text/housing/home-improve/homimprv.htm

Contains tips on home maintenance, hiring help and financing repairs.

DoItYourself.com

Provides advice for homeowners willing to undertake a home remodeling job.

National Association of the Remodeling Industry

www.nari.org/level2/homeowners/

Offers a variety of remodeling advice and insights, from hiring a contractor to most asked questions.

– Compiled by Chuck Myers

KRT

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