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Curb appeal is an important home-improvement project

LAURINBURG — While the coronavirus pandemic has kept folks at home and sparked a number of home improvement projects, many of those have been inside the home.

But Adam Wilhelm, owner of AJW Landscaping of Laurinburg, says it’s the perfect time of year for some outdoor projects.

“The fall is a great time for doing some easy home improvement projects in the yard,” he said. “If the long, hot summer has stressed out your lawn, overseeding in the month of October with annual rye grass will give you a lush green stand of grass without breaking the bank.

“This is also a great time to plant shrubs and trees, with cooler temperatures allowing them to become established without the threat of extreme heat,” he added. “Once we’ve had our first frost it’s the right time to do some much-needed pruning and shaping of your already established shrubs and trees.”

Overall,

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Malaysia’s largest home-improvement retailer seeks $361m in IPO

KUALA LUMPUR — Home-improvement store operator Mr DIY Group of Malaysia opened its initial public offering for bids, aiming to raise 1.5 billion ringgit ($360.6 million) in what would be the country’s largest stock market listing since 2017.

The company on Tuesday unveiled its prospectus, an important step to listing on the main board of Kuala Lumpur’s stock exchange, known as Bursa Malaysia. Mr DIY’s first two attempts at listing — late last year and the first half of 2020 — were shelved amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The offering would give the company a market capitalization of 10 billion ringgit post-IPO, CEO Adrian Ong said at an online news conference after the prospectus was released.

Mr DIY is targeting a retail price of 1.60 ringgit a share, with the institutional offering consisting of 779.95 million shares and 161.53 million shares allocated for the retail offering.

“We today have a 29%

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Ty Pennington Returns to Home-Improvement With HGTV’s ‘Ty Breaker’

Ty Pennington is going from “Extreme Makeover” to a more considered one.

The carpenter, who rose to prominence last decade on the TLC program “Trading Spaces” and ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” will star in the HGTV series “Ty Breaker,” which is slated to debut in early 2021. The eight-episode series will follow Pennington as helps families in need decide whether to overhaul their current property or renovate a new one.

He will have some help. Alison Victoria, the interior designer known for her turns in “Windy City Rehab” and “Kitchen Crashers” will join with designer Grace Mitchell, from “One of a Kind,” and Sabrina Soto, the designer known for appearing in “The High/Low Project.” The trio will try to prod the family to choose something new, while Pennington will try to persuade them to stay in their current domicile.

“I am so happy to be back in my element

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Lowe’s (LOW) Rises After Revenue Climbs on Home-Improvement Frenzy

A Lowe's Location Ahead Of Earnings Figures

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Lowe’s Cos. reported a strong summer sales pace that beat estimates as housebound Americans in every region did more home improvement while cutting back on other discretionary spending.

Same-store sales in the U.S. rose 35.1%, beating the estimate for a 20.5% gain from Consensus Metrix. Lowe’s adjusted earnings per share for the second quarter ended July 31 of $3.75 also beat the average analyst estimate.

Lowe’s Chief Executive Officer Marvin Ellison said all U.S. geographic areas delivered comparable sales growth of at least 30%, meaning sales grew in even the hardest-hit virus regions as Americans looked for do-it-yourself projects. The momentum has continued into August, with comparable sales so far on par with July’s 28% growth, even as stimulus checks to Americans stopped flowing last month.

Lowe's domestic same-store sales soar faster than rival's

Shares rose as much as 3.2% in New York. They had risen 32% year to date through Tuesday

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The best credit cards for home-improvement projects

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  • If you’re sprucing up your space, make sure to think long and hard about how you’ll pay for the project.
  • Covering for your home or landscaping remodel with a credit card can yield some significant benefits, including 0% APR, cash back, or travel rewards. 

  • Some of the best rewards credit cards let you earn a significant sign-up bonus as well, which can
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