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As housing, job markets improve, homeowners spend on remodeling

Afew years ago, Stephen Feldman and his wife came close to undertaking a major renovation of their growing family’s three-bedroom home in Medfield. But still recovering from the hit their savings took in the 2008 stock market plunge, the Feldmans decided to put off their plans.

“We wanted to pull the trigger on the project, but financially we weren’t ready,” said Feldman, who owns a commercial printing company in Needham.

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