Home show

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The Rockford home show is running at the Metro Centre this weekend. One of the main features is a patio with a hot tub and bubbling pond.

To build anything like the "Outdoor Escape" it will cost a pretty penny. And if you're like most of us and interested in saving money builders say now is the best time to start your home project. Demand is low for homebuilders in the winter so that's driving down prices. The most recent peak in prices was caused by Hurricane Katrina. But most of the materials are selling back at their normal prices now.

We can also get an idea of what homebuilding prices are by keeping an eye on gas prices. Rising costs of fuel also impacts the building trade.