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While new residential homes have decreased in 2009, Park Rapids homeowners continue to remodel and improve existing homes.

Remodeling continues in Park Rapids while new home construction slows

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Park Rapids homeowners are continuing to remodel their properties despite a tough economic year.

City planner Dan Walker said that residential remodels or additions have totaled 71 through August of this year. The total amount of the remodels is $725,010.58.


In 2008, there were 108 residential remodels or additions through August totaling $737,588.45.

But overall, building permits are lagging in 2009 with fewer single family homes and commercial construction.

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