The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1957 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 7, 1957
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- - - -....,.... . .. „ ._^_.._.._ ..... ......,. * '* PAYS to INVEST IN YOUR HOME • IT PAYS to iwfest IN rauft HOME t lt PAYS to »Nvist IN YOU* HOME • it PATS to mm? in rsuft MSMI• it PATS to"Smt'iiyeuft H5MJ' ADD BEAUTY & COMFORT. VOUR HQIflS NOW "Better Your Living" In 1957 THIS USED TO BE An Old-Fashioned Dreary Kitchen LOOK AT IT NOW I The -home-owner and a builder learned up on a simple remodeling job that converted it into the happiest room in the house ... a joy i? work in ... and the entire job, including replacement of old appliances, was handled with one FHA Title I Home Improvement Loan on which the home-owner is paying $34.97 a month. THIS USED TO BE A Trash-Filled, Dusty, Dirty Attic LOOK AT IT NOW! The need for "extra sleeping space" caused this home-owner to think about doing something with the attic. Modern materials, such as the new insulating building board, makes this kind of project practical end economical. Under an FHA Title I Home Improvement Loan, this home-owner is paying $22.36 monthly for his modernized attic. is^m^-si THIS USED TO BE A Plain, Drab Livingroom Wall NOW LOOK AT IT! Big project? ... not at all. The owner simply had the old wall knocked out, had double-pane insulating windows installed, had the builder put up the outside canopy, and hV himself laid the terrace. This owner i.«', u £ der an FHA Tijtle r Home Improvement Loan, paying $31.22 a month for this particularly striking modernization project. The Story In A Nut-Shell The first nation-wide "Operation Home Improvement" was held last year, with the building trades and materials firms of Algona joining with those in approximately 1,000 other U. S. cities and towns in this home modernization and improvement program. There are interesting facts as a result of the 1956 Home Improvement programs — Nation-wide, OHI Director J. R. Doscher reveals that there was almost a 25% increase in home improvement activity. For the first time in a decade, home improvement outstripped new home building in total dollar volume. — Some U. S. cities, as indicated by building permits Issued in '58 for Improvement projects, had increases ranging up to 156% in this field. n,« D 7~ Increa s® s in home improvement loans of 20% fo 210/0 were reported by savings and loan associations and banks in all parts of the country in 1956. The twin objectives of the new 1957 "Better Your Living program, in which the ^'Algona Associates" listed below are joining, are — (1) To convince home-owners that better living — through home improvement — is a desirable goal and a sound investment. (2) To help dealers and contractors to make it easier for home-owners to buy the materials and services that go into home improvements. And, as always, for most families planning to improve their homes or better their living in any way, the biggest problem is financial — where to get the money. Now. in 1957, the most common solution to this is the use of FHA's Title I home improvement loan program, which has in its 20 years of existence, benefitted millions of (7. S. home-owners. Under the Title I procedure, the homeowner is allowed to borrow money for home remodeling, with the FHA Insuring repayment of the loan. The maximum amount that can be borrowed under Title I is $3,500 and the max. imum repayment term is 5 years. Five percent discount interest is charged on the first $2,500 and 4 percent on any portion of the next $1,000 up to the maximum of $3,500. "Discount" interest means that the charges are deducted from the amount of the loan as a discount at the Jime the money is borrowed. The American family has come to realize that wise use of credit .permits the enjoyment of better living standards without waiting or undue sacrifice. The many possible methods of financing and the many sources of loans make home improvement a particularly desirable credit purchase. 'VWBVWBBHHHHIHII^I LSfeSgS&i COMING IN APRIL ALGONA HOME SHOW Algona's 2nd Annual Home Show, with vast improvements over the first and highly-successful show, will be held in the National Guard Armory in April-ifs an event all home-lovers will want to attend againl ASSOCIATES These Algona Firms Are Happy To Serve You On All Phases Of Home Improvement CONTRACTORS - BUILDERS E. E. (Bud) Robinson ,_. r ,. T ,. _________ Phone 271 Gengral Contracting. Building. Remodeling. Cabinet __ Botsford Lumber Co, ____ „„_„, _____ Phone 256 __ Contracting and Building. Lumber. Building Materials ___ Bennie B. Wibben __________ — _ Phone 1255-W ___ Home Building. Remodeling, Cabinet Work _ E, E, and R. E. Johnson _____ „_.,.._ Phone 459-J _ Contracting and Building* Homes, Remodeling _ PLUMBING AND HEATING L, S, Muckey Heating & Plumbing -_.,.„_ Phone 464 Lennox Furnacec^Air-Conditioning, Kohler fixtures, ____ __.._ __ ________ _fVheenis Water Heaters __ ___ P, R, Irons Heating & Plumbing ~- .,,_ Phone 523-W 6«s and Oil Heating Systems. Kohler & Standard Fixtures, „ ____ ____ A. 0. Smith Water Heaters _ R, J. Funk Plumbing & Heating _________ Phone 83 jHwyjJjeUtL Kohler Fixture^ Water Systems, El»e. Sgwer gleaning Algona Plumbing & Heating ________ Phone 1137-W LuX'Aire Furnaces, Kghjer & Richmond Fixtures, _ Ajr*Temp Air •Conditioning. Electric Sewer Rotor _ Sigsbee Plumbing i Heating — -—-,,._— Phone 1070 Century Furnaces, Vprnado Air^gonditioning, Kc-bier Fixtures FURNITURE - FURNISHINGS Bjuitrom's Furniture Co. ^_, _-,.,,__ Phone 521-W p -w HIMilWIiMw P tUHPi! iHMHn§PVM wf-w ftjplwl*** Foster Furniture Store __„, Phone 449 Furniture. Carpet. Venetian Blinds. Handmade Window Shade; Coast-To-Coast Store ____________ ____,. Phone 46 Floor of Furniture. Building Hardware, Appliances Chrischilles Store _ ______ _ _______ _____ Phone 294 _ _ Drapery Materials. Draperies Made To Order PAINTERS - DECORATORS - FLOORS - MATERIALS Mergen & Webster --------- ,_ ---- „ Phone 562-J _ Complete Painting and Decorating Service _ Richardson Painters ________ ,-,,-..„ Phone 745-W Painting and Decorating Service _ Alqona Floor Service ------- „_„ ---- Phone 1040 Floor TUe. WaJUJJles-^Cguntej Tops. Linoleum & Carpet Laying BUILDING MATERIALS -SUPPLIES Ready.Mix Concrete & Lumber Co, ______ Phone 166 ________ Lumber, Building Materials, Ready.Mixed Concrete F, S, Norton & Son ____ __: ____________ Phone 229 ____ _ Lumber. Building Materials. Paint, Fuel _ Kelley Lumber Co, ------ „ ---- —,..,„_ Phone 234 ____ Lumber Building Materiali, Pain*, E* C . _ Donovan Cabinet Shop ,-,- _____ ,-,-— Phone 1498 Cabinet-Making To Order, Anderson Windows and Poors LENDING INSTITUTIONS Home Federal Savings & Loan Atin, ™ Phont, 1370 HO»» 104 Horns impjeVtweftt Uaw (FHA TUlt I) ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS Pratt Electric Construction Co Phone 170 Wiring, Repairing, Lighting Fixtures, Motor & Appliance Repair Algona Electric Co, 1 » Phone 452 Electrical Work of All Kinds, Light Fixtures. Repair HOME APPLIANCES - HOME NEEDS Hall-Strqhorn Hardware _„ ,_„ Phone 41 Speed Queen & Whirlpool Appliances, Janney's Best Paini, Builders Hardware Beecher Lane Appliances ____--_-_--__ Phone 778 Westinghouse Appliances, Frigidaire Appliances Youhgstown Kitchens Kohlhaas Hardware Phone 463 All-Weather Windows' Pittsburgh Paints/ Pexter Appliances, _^ i Builders Hardware Thermoqas Company of Algona Phone 16 Bottled & Built CBS Service. Appliances, Caloric Ovens North Iowa Appliance Center Phone 1151 General Electric & Sbelaas Appliances, Maytag Washers, Appliance Repair Taylor Implement Co, —-— — Phone 421 Amana Refrigerators and Food Freezers ©amble Store ,—.,----_ i „ , Phone 28 Cornado Home Appliances, Homeguard Paints & Heating Equipment, Builders Hardware ' North Central Public Service Co, ------ Phone 1412 Si* Ca» Appliancf«, JnsJaUaUon 1 a • 3 r Z 1 i vt O Z Z •< S o Z Z I 1 5 vt i m i 3 i I z 3 i

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