Remodeling? How to Get Started

Secrets to a Smooth, Successful Project Keep in mind… Be aware remodelers offer an entrepreneurial service, not a product.  This is not like buying a car.  You are hiring the personality, team and skill-set of a unique company.  Factor this in to your decision, and do not look blindly at price when choosing a contractor.  […]

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The Design-Build Process – What exactly is “Design-Build?”

Design-build is type of service some professional contractors provide where the design and construction of your project is done with one company as a seamless process from A to Z. The client’s budget is respected throughout the process and the final price is negotiated to the mutual satisfaction of both parties. The design contract is […]

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Pricing Your Project – Home Building: 8 Ways to Stick to Your Budget

When remodeling or adding on, know thyself, plan well, and beware of ‘scope creep’! Inevitably, any new client will ask me “How much will the project cost?” The answer isn’t always straightforward and easy. You see, a home construction budget, in both its creation and its maintenance, is more art than science. Sure, it’s easy […]

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Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits – Energy Savers

U.S. Department of Energy – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy You can easily conduct a home energy audit yourself. With a simple but diligent walk-through, you can spot many problems in any type of house. When auditing your home, keep a checklist of areas you have inspected and problems you found. This list will help […]

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Estate Planning Essentials: 8 Steps to Protect Your Family

By Kate Ashford Nobody likes to think about estate planning — except perhaps for estate lawyers. It’s simultaneously morbid and boring, and you probably already have a long enough to-do list. The gutters are full of leaves and the kids need fall clothes — why worry about power of attorney? But look at it this […]

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