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Home/Garden Show In Valley this weekend, Home and Garden Show sees huge rebound (w/ video)

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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:12 am | Updated: 3:50 pm, Tue Aug 20, 2013.

This weekend more than 30,000 people and six hundred businesses are expected to gather at a Home and Garden Show at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

Big numbers organizers say makes this the biggest and best show in years.

When the housing market crashed, attendance at this same show dropped to only 15,000 attendees. Vendor attendance also decreased.

Organizers say a rebound in the housing market is the reason attendance is now surging.

Businessman Randy Moore says he's watched the rise and fall of the market first hand.

During the crash he laid off workers, now he says business is so good he's thinking of adding an entire new construction crew.

"I'd say we are up at least 150 percent from last year," said Moore.

What's even better news for Moore and other home service businesses is that the rebound seems to be accelerating.

"Things are excellent. We've done four times as much work in the last six months as we did in the last year and a half," said Moore.

Moore is the owner of a waterfall business called Cascade Arizona that caters mostly to home owners.

Other vendors ABC15 spoke with say they have been getting a good share of work fixing up homes for investors and first time homebuyers.

The Home and Garden show runs through Sunday.

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