Opinion: In DIY world, need for skilled workers remains

BY: MEGAN SHORT, INDUSTRY INSIGHT Posted online January 14, 2019 | 2:30 pm In a world of do-it-yourself and how-to videos, anyone can learn to change a faucet or rewire an electrical outlet. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard someone complain about the cost of an electrician or plumber. Why pay so much when you can figure it out on …

Anatomy of a Kitchen Remodel

In November, David and Barbara Drenon remodeled their kitchen with the help of a residential contractor based out of Nixa.  Like any remodeling project, there were highs and there were lows, but in the end the new look is unbelievable.  Follow us on the journey the Drenons went through during this remodeling process.  Hear the issues they encountered and if …

Don’t Be a Scaredy Cat About Selling Your Home

Selling a home is one of the most challenging activities we undertake in life. It’s a huge transaction with financial, emotional and practical implications. Not unlike meeting with your CPA or going to the dentist, the thought of putting your home on the market may be enough to make you run for the hills. If this is true for you, …

3 Big Reasons Not To Go FSBO

Websites like Zillow.com, FSBO.com, Owners.com and Trulia.com make selling your home For Sale By Owner look easy and free. Here are some interesting things to think about when selling your home for sale by owner vs. hiring a Murney Agent.                 1. Safety. Think about it? When you have a Murney agent representing …

8 Compelling Reasons You Should Be Renovating Right Now

Remodeling has never been more popular – or valuable to the U.S. economy. Last year, Americans spent $130 billion on remodeling and renovation projects, according to U.S. Census numbers. That’s a lot of people committing money to everything from quick fixes to full-blown redo’s. And what’s driving this trend? NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) survey found the leading reason was …