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The Results Are In

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

“The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.”

-Vince Lombardi


Six companies were selected as High Tide finalists!

Each company is set to receive a cash grant of $15,000 for use in company operational expenses and an additional $35,000 in consulting fees to provide them with the tools, resources and know-how to successfully launch or grow their businesses with less risk.  I congratulate my fellow entrepreneurs on a job well done and look forward to witnessing the progress of their companies.

Even though Renovation Planners was not selected as a finalist, I still need your help creating a series of online remodeling courses that show homeowners how to avoid the dilemmas most of them face when it comes to remodeling, as well as numerous money saving tips and smart strategic tips for remodeling success.

Thanks again to those who’ve already contributed to my project!  Several of you have let me know that you’ve been unable to contribute to my campaign due to a technical issue on the Indiegogo site (you’re getting caught in a loop).  Indiegogo has researched the issue and is unable to recreate the issue to determine why some of you have been able to contribute online, while others have not.  If you were unable to contribute online previously, please try again by:

  • Visiting my project page at
  • Selecting the reward you’d like to receive and make your contribution
  • Inviting your friends and family to do the same

If for any reason you are unable to contribute online, mail your contribution to: Renovation Planners, 10736 Jefferson Blvd. #756, Culver City, CA 90230

Remodeling activity is up for the first time in six years.  On behalf of homeowners across the country, help me help them avoid becoming the next remodeling horror story.

Home Remodeling Expert and Competition Semi-Finalist Pitches Online

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Monica D. Higginshome remodeling expert, turns to crowdfunding for her latest endeavor – pitching online to reach the finals of High Tide, a start up competition. With just 2 weeks to fund, the process is testing both her concept, the online fundraising model and the expert’s nerves.

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Guess What I Heard?

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

I recently heard a radio commercial that put a smile on my face…US Bank promoting cash-out refinances to fund home remodeling…something I haven’t heard in 4 years!

To me this signals the beginning of the growth of the remodeling market.  Here’s to creating the home of your dreams…and access to the funds to make it happen!




Monica D. Higgins Named an eHow Home Improvement Expert

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.”

— James Allen 

I am pleased to announce that I have been named an eHow Home Improvement Expert!

My role as a “Home Improvement Ambassador” furthers my mission of helping homeowners gain the confidence they need to take control of their remodeling projects so they can get them done right, on time and on budget.  By speaking “construction” in a way homeowners can understand through blogging, articles and videos I will be able to help them gain the confidence they need to start and complete their remodeling projects.

Of all of the people you know – who will be the next to remodel?  Please do me a favor…invite them to visit my eHow blog page (  If they find my blogs helpful, tell them to ‘Like’ them on Facebook or tweet about them.  Articles and videos are forthcoming.

From Dream to Reality

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Each of us has the ability to realize each and every one of our dreams – easily and effortlessly.  So, if your dream is to live in a newly remodeled home, envision it then…GO FOR IT!

That’s exactly what one of our clients did.  She started off last year with envisioning her home as a newly remodeled home. However, she needed help with seeing her home as it could be.   So, she hired a construction manager to help her flesh out the details of her vision (i.e. how she lives in her home and what she wants her home to look like) and articulate it.

As that vision took shape she started to see her home’s potential. The construction manager developed a remodel road map that enabled her realize her vision by the end of the year with completion of an extensive whole house remodel in approximately three months…four weeks ahead of schedule!

Stop sitting on the sidelines.  Turn our remodeling dream into reality and love your house again!