Episode 31: Renovation 101 with Raf Howery and Ralph McLaughlin of Kukun


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In this episode, Millionacres editor Deidre Woollard talks with Raf Howery and Ralph McLaughlin of Kukun about the current remodeling boom and how investors can make smart renovation decisions.

Today's guests are Raf Howery and Ralph McLaughlin of Kukun. Raf is the CEO and co-founder of Kukun and Ralph is the Chief Economic Advisor. Kukun is designed to be a resource for homeowners and anyone looking to improve a property. Learn more at www.mykukun.com.

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0:00 Introduction

1:30 The current inventory crisis

3:50 Aging of homes in America

6:30 Most popular home improvement projects

8:00 Is the open floor plan over?

10:45 Rising interest in pools and outdoor kitchens

11:20 How to avoid over improving

14:30 What remodelers need to know home insurance

19:45 Renovation permit data and what it tells us

22:12 What to know about hiring contractors

26:40 Why is it so hard to find contractors?

29:10 The rise of YouTube DIY

31:15 Financing a remodel

34:55 Sustainability in real estate

38:13 Estimating future costs

41:15 How to use Kukun

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