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John F. O'Hara
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Homeowners to Spend More on Maintenance, Improvements

February 5, 2016 1:33 am

Bolstered by a renewed confidence in the economy, homeowners are planning to invest in their homes more so this year than those past, spending on everything from home maintenance services to home repairs and improvements. In fact, a recent survey conducted by Angie’s List (www.angieslist.com) reveals 80 percent of homeowners expect to spend as much or more this year compared to last year.

"A majority of our members are gearing up to invest in their homes at the same or greater level than last year," says Angie's List Founder Angie Hicks. "We found even greater optimism among service companies, with many of them saying they're already booking more jobs than at this time last year and expect to have a great 2016.”

According to the survey, over 90 percent of service companies expect homeowners to spend as much or more this year compared to last year.

Notably, millennials are behaving against type when it comes to caring for their homes. This year, they plan to spend as much or more than older generations.

“Our data show that this age group is just as responsible as any other homeowner,” Hicks says.

The most common expenditures for homeowners this year? Virtually every generation cited in the survey plans to spend on chore services (i.e., house cleaning and yard work) and for clutter-cutting, organizational solutions around the home.

Source: Angie’s List

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Who's Got Spirit? Football Fans!

February 4, 2016 1:33 am

Don’t expect anything less from football fans come Super Bowl 50. Recent controversy surrounding the health of football players hasn’t dampened fan ardor for the sport, recently named “America’s Favorite Sport” by The Harris Poll®. In fact, more than a third of Americans in the poll picked professional football as their favorite sport, well beyond the 15 percent who favored baseball.

Yet, as with all things competitive, there are some who are obsessed and some who couldn’t care less. Poll findings show.

• Adults with household incomes of $75,000 to less than $100,000 are especially likely to favor pro football, but those in $100,000-plus range don’t share a similar love of the game.

• Pro baseball gets the most love among Easterners and post-grads, and the least love among millennials, households with children, and households with less than $35,000 in income.

• Gen Xers and post-grads are the biggest fans of college football. The college football craze resonates less with Easterners and those with household incomes between $35,000 and less than $50,000.

The poll, which was conducted in December 2015, surveyed 2,252 adults across the United States, 1,510 of which were fans of at least one sport.

Source: The Harris Poll®

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