Society for Case Research Spring Conference MBAA

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Ann Hackert, Steven Byers

The Kitchen Conundrum

"I can’t even ballpark this for you.” The contractor shook his head ruefully, “I never know from one day to the next what will be available in the supply chain and what it will cost.” After 28 years in the house, they build, Emma and Jim knew it was time for a major kitchen remodel. They laughed that “the 1980s called and likes your kitchen” but the reality was the room needed a serious makeover. This is supposed to be easy like it was the last time when we finished off the basement. Where do we even start?” An appraisal comes after the loan paperwork starts but rates depended on the home’s value.