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Home rehab loans available through city, county for needed repairs

The COVID-19 pandemic has reportedly made some residents hesitant about inviting contractors into their homes.

The result has been a decrease in requests for rehabilitation loans, according to Olmsted County Housing Director Dave Dunn.

Rochester officials are now encouraging people to consider using city or county programs to make home improvements.

“Equity, compassion, neighborhood vitality and livability are at the heart of the (Rochester) City Council’s strategic priorities,” Rochester Rochester Community Development Director Cindy Steinhauser said. “The Rochester Home Rehabilitation Loan Program is a great opportunity for residents who don’t have the funds to partner with the city to do needed repairs to their home and help preserve our housing stock and neighborhoods.”

The Rochester Home Rehabilitation Loan Program provides deferred loans for residents with qualified rehabilitation projects.

Loans up to $25,000 with 2 percent simple interest are available to homeowners to make home remodeling improvements related to health, safety

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How To Make Repairs To Aluminum Siding

Although aluminum is known for being an incredibly tough surface, every once in a while it can become damaged. Damage can happen because of a severe hailstorm or even a group of children who are playing an innocent neighborhood baseball game. If you’ve noticed dents, dings or loose sections on your home’s exterior, learn how to make your house look new again.

How To Fix Panels

Even if the damage is limited to the lower panels, it’s important that you start at the top and work your way down. Use a tool that’s especially designed for removing siding to pull out the bottom locking edge to expose the nails. Be very, very careful not to bend the panel upward as this could cause it to crease permanently, which means you’ll need to replace it entirely.

Next, use a pair of pliers and remove all the visible nails, discard them and … Read More

Good Source For Tricks of the Trade – Home Repairs

One of the best sources for tricks of the trade home repairs that I have ever found, have been books on home repairs and remodeling. These books can often be a valuable source filled with amazing tips that can save you time and that ever so precious dollar or money.

If you really want to learn the valuable tricks of the trade, you’re probably going to need to find a professional with the experience who is willing to teach you these valuable tips or tricks of the trade. Most of the time, the people who have the experience, aren’t willing to share it with others.

I myself have learned plenty of these tricks of the trade from other professionals that I worked with, while we worked framing homes with other professional master carpenters. These master carpenters often were unwilling to teach me anything, but by befriending them, I learned more … Read More

Evaluating Condo Siding Repairs

When trying to determine the costs involved when buying a condo, condo siding repairs are certainly one of the things that you should look at. Many people overlook this potentially expensive part of condominium costs, and end up being surprised at the cost. Often, poor siding does not cost that much to repair or even redo – the real costs comes from the potential damage that could lie underneath.

Condo siding repairs are largely dependent upon the type of siding you wish to repair. As a rule, vinyl, aluminum and metal sidings are less expensive repairs than on cedar or wood based sidings. The labor and materials for this are not incredibly expensive. Keep in mind that most siding can be easily removed and replaced with a new form or siding that is less expensive, so you are not necessarily stuck with the existing siding. If the current siding on … Read More

Different Handyman Services For Home Repairs and Renovation

Looking and opting to hire professionals to render you handyman services may at first seem to be trivial when almost all things are going well with your home or commercial property. But you should know that the overall coverage and the numerous tasks and duties associated with handyman services are boundless and while the initial costs might seem high, in the long run they pay off, particularly when you think about the time saving such services give you when you are short of time.

The below mentioned jobs and tasks are just some of the few services that can be offered by handymen services. Of course there is much more out there that a handy man can actually do for your home. However these should get you started in making your life easier and less stressful when it comes to home renovating and decorating the professional way.


Carpentry is … Read More