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Prevent Remodeling Fever

Prevent Remodeling Fever Once the contract has been signed and the project is about to begin, you need to anticipate and prepare to feel a loss of control because of disrupted routines and the impact on your personal space.  The best approach is to: Prepare well. Remember the temporary nature of the disruption. Focus on

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Preconstruction Meeting

Remodeling Your Home – Preconstruction Meeting This meeting may be the first time that people who will do the physical work on your house visit the site.  Those attending may include the remodeler, the salesperson, the construction manager, lead carpenter, the trade contractors, any other staff members who will work on the project. The preconstruction

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Feel better fast: Ways to perk up your mood in an instant

Feel better fast: Ways to perk up your mood in an instant (BPT) – Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, stress finds its way into our lives. Thankfully there are things you can do to shake any bad feelings fast. Try these six surefire tips to boost your mood instantly. Put a song in

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Signing Your Contract, continued

Signing Your Contract  … Continued Project Timetable. This section includes estimated start and completion dates.  Your remodeler may add language that stipulates conditions, such as adverse weather, that would require an extension of the completion date. Price and Payment Schedule. Remodeling work can be priced several ways. Whichever way your remodeler prices your job, be

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Signing Your Contract

Signing Your Contract The Agreement Even a small job requires a legally binding document that spells out the terms and conditions of your agreement. A professional remodeler will insist on a detailed, explicit document with all aspects of the project in writing.  A fair contract addresses the concerns and interests of both parties. Contract requirements

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What Lenders Want To Know

BUDGETING FOR YOUR REMODELING What Lenders Want to Know Regardless of the type of financing you apply for, lenders must have confidence in your ability to repay the loan.  They will assess your credit worthiness by examining three primary areas: Income Debt and other financial obligations Credit History Employment and Income Verification Plan to provide

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Budgeting For Your Remodeling

BUDGETING  FOR  YOUR  REMODELING One of the most important concerns you will deal with in the remodeling process is the budget.  How much money can you afford to spend on your project?  This information will help your remodeler determine if your expectations are realistic.  For example if the whole-house addition of your dreams is going

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Puppy-Proofing Your Home

The weather is warming up and you’ve vowed to spend more time outdoors. Maybe you need a walking partner or a motivation to wake up earlier. Perhaps the kids have been asking – begging, rather – and promise to help now that school is out?  You’ve put it off long enough and now you’ve made

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Adapting for the Physically Challenged

Adaption for the Physically Challenged   One reason for remodeling is the need to make room for an again parent or other family member with special needs.  Before you build that addition or convert your attic, basement, or other spare room into living quarters for a loved one, ask yourself these questions: Ø Is the

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Selecting Your Project – Continued

SELECTING YOUR PROJECT (continued) … The following will help you consider necessary steps before going through the process of remodeling the following rooms/areas of your home, HOUSEHOLD NEEDS Recreation Areas Recreation rooms, once relegated to the basement, now serve a variety of special interests.  Their function and design have become highly sophisticated.  Some homeowners are

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