What if your home is built to last?
It depends on where you live.
In the U.S., where many homes are still being remodeled in the post-Katrina era, there is no shortage of homes that can be re-used for decades to come.
In fact, the National Association of Realtors has predicted that the number of home resales will increase by more than 50% by 2020.
What’s more, the resale value of the home is estimated to grow by almost three times between 2016 and 2040.
With these forecasts in mind, you can begin to see why the home you’re currently remodeling is probably not going to last as long as the one you were just working on.
How long is long?
In a new study, a group of researchers led by University of Minnesota Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning James W. Henson found that a home that’s built to be torn down within five years is likely to be a “staple” for homeowners who want to keep their home.
In other words, a home worth $600,000 can be worth $1.5 million in 10 years.
This suggests that when people think of their home as a piece of their family’s heritage, they’re likely to think of it as a living, breathing thing that’s ready to be reused again and again.
When you want to give your home a fresh coat of paint, a new bathroom, a brand new bed, a few years down the line, you don’t want to think about buying a new home.
Instead, you want a home to be used for a specific purpose.
So, what does a home have to look like in order to be considered a “starter home”?
According to Henson, a starter home needs to be made of materials that have been used by people for a very long time, such as wood, stone, and brick.
For example, a three-story home with brick floors, or a home with stone walls could have a very old history.
It also has to have a strong foundation, which means that the foundation of the structure should be sturdy enough to withstand a major earthquake.
Hensen believes that a starter house should also be strong enough to resist the forces of nature, which is why he recommends that the house have a well-maintained foundation and that the walls of the house should be protected from the elements.
“We’ve seen a number of homes built over the years that were built from scratch and then used for years, and it’s a bit like that with the starter home,” he says.
“You’ve got to know what you’re building.
If you don.t, you’re going to end up with a home you don t want.”
Why is it important to think through the building of your home?
Henson says that the idea that your home should be “ready to be repurposed” can make it seem like it’s something that can’t be done.
But the reality is that the more time you spend thinking about how to maintain and maintain the house, the more likely it is that you will make a home for your family that will last a lifetime.
And when you do, it will have an amazing history that will be a treasure for generations to come!