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Home Depot expands moving-truck rental pilot

BY HBSDEALER Staff

A moving-truck rental deal with Penske Truck Rental has been expanded from its original pilot program in Richmond, Va., to include five Miami, Fla.-area Home Depot stores, according to a report from Dow Jones.

The Atlanta-based retailer has made no announcement regarding the potential roll-out of the pilot program to more stores.

In the Richmond market, Penske offers 12-to-26 ft. long moving trucks to both consumer and commercial customers in Home Depot stores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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D.King says:
May-22-2012 12:39 am

Home Depot is getting bigger
Home Depot is getting bigger and bigger so I think is normal for them to rent more trucks. A lot of people are also renting trucks for local moving like dc movers and the trucks are pretty reliable too.

J.Ross says:
Apr-24-2012 04:23 pm

The trend of an expansion
The trend of an expanding increase each year, no doubt your truck rentals will soon move to an overseas shipping company moving stuff from one country to another, instead of interstate. Good luck!

R.raj says:
Mar-14-2012 08:06 am

Consumers would definitely
Consumers would definitely expect better service. Thanks to the moving services available relocating to a place has become hassle free. International moving services are available too. For instance for relocation to Australia you would find moving companies which would help you do this without any problem.

A.Burma says:
Jan-25-2012 11:30 am

This deal will surely be
This deal will surely be beneficial for all; moving services have become so essential. Just imagine having to do the shifting all by yourself. When I was shifting my home I had great service from Movers San Francisco; now there are moving services available for international moving too.

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Quikrete unveils Zip & Mix Repair Mortar

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The trend of making things easy for the do-it-yourselfer is finding a place in Quikrete’s lineup of new products. The company’s Zip & Mix Repair Mortar is a multi-purpose mortar that eliminated the need for a pail. 

Consumers simply unzip the package, break the protective seal, add 10 ounces of water to the mortar and knead the package thoroughly. The product is described as easy to sculpt during the application with a 4,500 psi strength when finished. 

"We’re seeing pent-up demand and expect repair and remodel projects to increase," said Quikrete’s Frank Owens, VP of marketing.

 

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The incredible, shrinking U.S. house

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The single-family home is getting smaller. Three-bathroom houses are on the decline. And most builders think the living room will merge or vanish by the year 2015.

Those were some of the findings shared by the  National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the 2011 International Builders’ Show, during a seminar called "The New Home in 2015." In one word, homes will be "smaller," according to the survey data.

The average size of a new single-family home completed in 2010 declined from 2,438 square feet to 2,377 square feet. And looking forward, builders are already expecting smaller homes in 2011. 

Smaller homes this year are expected by 52% of builders surveyed, compared to only 7% who expect larger homes in 2011. Lower priced models are also in the pipeline — 59% of builders will build lower-priced models, compared to 7% who will build high-priced models.

The following expectations for 2015 came from a 2010 builder survey, and are compared to the home of the future survey from 2007. 

• Less than 1,600 sq. ft.: 2%, up from 1% in a 2007 survey;

• 1,600 to 1,999 sq. ft.: 13%, up from 4%;

• 2,000 to 2,399 sq. ft.: 63%, up from 46%;

• 2,400 to 2,999 sq. ft.: 22%, down from 41%;

• 3,000 to 4,999 sq. ft.: 1%;  down from 7%

The NAHB presentation also reported the following:

• Homes with three or more bathrooms declined in 2009 from 28% to 24%. The figure remained at 24% in 2010.

• Homes with three-plus-car garages peaked in 2005, and has been on a downward trend since. These garages are in about 17% of completed homes in 2010.

• More than half — 52% — of respondents believe the living room will either vanish or merge with other home spaces by 2015. 

 

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