money.cnn.com - With the real estate market heating up, it appears that American homeowners are ready to start remodeling again.
After years of decline, home-improvement spending increased 9% in 2012, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, which predicts a double-digit surge for 2013.
Planning to get in on the renovation revival with a project of your own? You'll want to utilize a tool that some home appraisers say was too often neglected during the last housing rush: a budget.
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