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ANGI Homeservices: A Home Service Platform To Watch (NASDAQ:ANGI)

Thesis

ANGI Homeservices (ANGI) is the largest digital marketplace for home services. Although its performance has lagged expectations in recent years, we believe the recent initiatives taken in combination with ongoing catalysts could provide ANGI with a significant opportunity to capture the home services market.

Background

ANGI began as Angie’s List in 1997 as a website to review services providers. In late 2017, it was acquired by IAC (NASDAQ:IAC) (media holding company) and merged with Home Advisor to create ANGI Home Services. It also includes several smaller companies including Handy which it acquired in late 2018. ANGI enables homeowners to connect with contractors/handymen to perform the jobs needed. ANGI currently has about 200,000 service providers (SPs) and 15mm households on its platform.

To put this in perspective, there are about 120 mm households and about two million SPs in the United States. The TAM of the household services is half

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101 Creative Community Service Ideas for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Photo credit: Aleksandr Zubkov - Getty Images
Photo credit: Aleksandr Zubkov – Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Participating in community service is one of the most rewarding things you can do. No matter your age, giving back can help you build friendships, develop new skills, and increase life satisfaction — all while making the world a better place. It’s no wonder that in a Good Housekeeping poll of over 4,000 people, 19% of respondents said they typically volunteer once a month and another 19% said they volunteer even more than that.

Ahead, we’ve found the most impactful community service ideas for volunteers of all ages. Remember: these ideas are meant to be general. If one speaks to you, think of ways you can personalize it toward your interests and expertise. Don’t be afraid to think big either. While you could totally pick up litter at the beach by yourself, you’d cover a lot more land if you

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Posted in home repair

Southern Connecticut Gas to resume repair, maintenance work for consumers without service contracts


Officials with Orange-based Southern Connecticut Gas appear to have had a change of heart about the utility’s decision to suspend service on natural gas-fueled furnaces and other appliances for consumers who don’t have repair contracts with the company.

Vic Fryxell, senior director of gas operations for SCG, said the repair and maintenance work, which the company calls discretionary work or charged service, will resume sometime in mid-October. The company suspended most non-emergency work requiring entry into a customer’s home in March in an effort to

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5 reasons this home repair service is music to your ears

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Your maestro team will help you get those pesky home repairs fixed. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

In today’s world, your house isn’t just a place to relax in front of the TV. It’s an office, a virtual classroom and a restaurant. So, when major and minor home maintenance repairs arise, there’s little time to take care of it. Or is there? Here are five reasons why Maestro Maintenance Management is your dream come true.

1. They will save you tons of time

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Don’t lift a finger! Maestro takes care of all the heavy lifting. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Finding someone you can trust to provide your home with the repairs and maintenance is a never-ending hassle.

If you’re like me, time is rarely on your side. With work, running a home and acting as

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Lowe’s NFL “Home Team Roster” Is Doing Amazing Community Service Projects Across the Country

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During these tough times of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve been amazed at how many people—celebrities and regular folks alike—have devoted themselves to helping those in need. Now, we’re happy to hear this piece of feel-good news from Lowe’s, the home improvement store, which has just launched the “Home Team Roster,” a lineup of players from all 32 NFL teams working on various community impact projects in their respective NFL hometowns.

For the partnership, each player will volunteer on a project ranging from affordable housing repairs and small business support to veterans’ outreach and disaster recovery. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback and 2019 NFL MVP, is serving as “captain” for Lowe’s Home Team, and is very much looking forward to making a difference in Charm City.

For his specific project, the star quarterback will work with Lowe’s and Baltimore’s Southwest Partnership to help with the opening of the United Way

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7 people shot at Milwaukee funeral home during service for homicide victim, authorities say

Seven people were wounded in a shooting at a funeral service for a homicide victim in Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.



a group of people sitting at night: Police tape blocks the intersection as NYPD Officers investigate the scene on East 213th Street where a child was struck by a vehicle that left the scene on Sunday, May 24, 2015. (Jeff Bachner/New York Daily News)


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Police tape blocks the intersection as NYPD Officers investigate the scene on East 213th Street where a child was struck by a vehicle that left the scene on Sunday, May 24, 2015. (Jeff Bachner/New York Daily News)

Acting Milwaukee Police Chief Michael Brunson said the victims were in stable condition at a nearby hospital.

The wounded included three women and four men, and they ranged in age from 20 to 48, according to the police.

About 100 mourners had gathered before gunfire erupted from a car that pulled up to the Serenity Funeral Home, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The Milwaukee Police Department said cops responded to the hail of bullets around 12:45 p.m. local time. The funeral home sits on the 4200 block of

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Southern style: Anniston native launches a design service | Homes

Alex Hechart, who grew up in Anniston, recently started a home design service with her mother, Donna Woodfin. Based in Birmingham, “Home with Hechart” offers design services as well as a shopping website for home goods. 

The mother-daughter duo offer design services by the hour (for design ideas, party prep or holiday decorating), by the room or by the project.

The online shop, HomeWithHechart.com, features pillows, rugs, mirrors, fireplace screens, ottomans, dressers, lamps, linens, glassware, tableware, gifts and more.

The Star posed 10 questions to the design duo:

Why did y’all decide to start a design business?

Alex: We decided to start Home with Hechart because we’ve always loved decorating and playing around with interior design together. Growing up, we were always redoing our house or sprucing up a room. We would go to furniture stores, and we were always so excited about every project. We knew that we could

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Wagner Metal Roofing & Remodeling committed to Safety & Customer Service – Press Release

“The Team of Wagner Metal Roofing & Remodeling during their weekly safety briefing & training and discussing upcoming jobs.”

Wagner Metals Roofing and Remodeling is a full-service construction company centrally located in Oakwood, OH. Brett Wagner created the company over 10-years ago to service the community with high-quality, ethical construction services. Wagner Metals Roofing and Remodeling just began with Brett Wagner and some friends working together in a shop. Since creating the business, Wagner and his team have flourished in numbers, services, and experience.

Northwest Ohio’s Leading Metal Roofing Company

Wagner Metals Roofing and Remodeling is rated the leading metal roofing company with the number one metal roofing contractors in Ohio. Metal roofing contractors employed at the construction company are certified by the Metal Construction Association to ensure premium performance. Although this construction company specializes in metal roofing, they offer various other services. From steel roofing and siding services to

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Apple rolls out virtual fitness service, subscription bundle, catering to pandemic work-from-home

By Stephen Nellis

(Reuters) – Apple Inc <AAPL.O> rolled out a new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscriptions, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch on services that are the backbone of Apple’s growth strategy and that cater to customers working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apple also introduced a new Apple Watch Series 6 that monitors blood oxygen and will cost $399 and a more basic Apple Watch SE for $279.

But the bevy of incremental updates to existing hardware and subscription price tinkering disappointed investors, with Apple shares closing up 0.2%.

The Apple One bundle will cost $15 per month for an individual plan or $20 per month for a family plan and include television, music and games. Apple is also offering a bundle for $30 per month that adds news, the fitness service and more storage.

“It’s a lot more aggressive pricing

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Need Home Repairs During COVID-19? Try a Virtual Service

When my refrigerator started giving me trouble back in April, I went into a full-fledged panic. Though my husband is handy and has tackled many home repair issues in his day, fixing the fridge was a whole different ball game. Luckily, the issue was minor, and a few YouTube videos later, he had it under control.

Now to be clear, it’s not that I’m too cheap to pay a repair person when things in my house break; it’s that at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was less than eager to have a stranger enter my home, let alone spend what could’ve been several hours in my kitchen.

And I’m not the only person who feels this way. In fact, even now, months later, many people are doing their best to avoid home repairs in an effort to limit their COVID-19 exposure. One friend of mine just replaced a

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