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renovate

To repair and upgrade,with a sense of changing something.Contrast with rehabilitate or restore, which imply keeping the same general character and appearance. Differences among the words are important when making modifications to historic structures,because renovation may not be allowed.A property owner's imprecise use of terminology regarding his or her plans could result in unintentional animosity by neighbors and historic preservation commissions.

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Renovate America has an exciting opportunity to fundamentally change the experience for people investing in their homes by connecting them with quality contractors, empowering them with information and providing efficient financing solutions, said Moore.
At Renovate America, we share this ideal: our HERO Program is on track to save San Diegans nearly half a billion dollars on their future home utility bills, not to mention reducing their future residential water usage by more than a billion gallons.
Investor interest in HERO bonds is growing with each issuance because the bonds provide significant relative value versus bonds of similar credit and duration," said Renovate America's SVP for Capital Markets Adam Garfinkle.
Under the terms of the deal, which closed on August 1, Renovate America acquired the codebase and intellectual property assets of Portland, Oregon-based CakeSystems from its parent, Earth Advantage, a non-profit dedicated to better buildings.
The Westpac Renovation Report also found that the perceived difficulty of renovating is not always the same as reality; with those intending to renovate for the first time more likely to have a negative perception of the renovating experience than those who have already been through the renovation.
5 million ($500,000 was approved in August) to renovate, improve or create six lower Manhattan parks and open spaces.
Besides these projects, the Government has introduced a huge project to renovate the dams of major irrigation tanks in the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa districts.
It took nearly a year to renovate this building and convert it to an 18-room hotel, and although urban-chic elements were given a high priority, the accommodations were clearly designed more for comfort than just to show off.
Dermot will renovate the 403 units and sell them on the market to meet the growing demand for Queens cooperative residences.
BURBANK - Voters put their ballots behind books Tuesday, approving a measure to rebuild and renovate two Burbank libraries, and they overwhelmingly backed all-mail elections over traditional polling places.
The nonprofit community development corporation has invested $175,000 to renovate the two-story building, which was donated by Bank One.