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Archive for July, 2010

Allison Millar
Jul
15
Big contractor or small? As you gather names of contractors to interview, you'll come across remodeling firms of different sizes and levels of expertise. Which one is best for your project? It's not as easy as saying the big contractor is more expensive than the small contractor because that's not always the case. Look first at two main factors--the scope of your remodeling and the level ...
Allison Millar
Jul
15
Everyone likes to save money on remodeling, but without losing the personal touch and extra embellishments. Here are 5 easy ways to save on remodeling without really noticing the difference. Stick with the home improvement plan. Sounds easy, doesn't it? You make a kitchen remodeling plan and should stay within the kitchen walls. But, what if the contractor suggests opening up the dining room wall ...
Allison Millar
Jul
15
Timing is everything, especially in home improvement. Pick the wrong time to shop for a new air conditioner or furnace and you could spend an extra $2,000 or so because demand is high. Look for a plumbing contractor when everyone's basement is flooding and the cost could hurt! Supply and demand pays a big part in home improvement pricing. Here are some timing tips that can work to ...
Allison Millar
Jul
15
Let's face it. In today's economy, many home buyers need a little help buying their dream home--or even a starter one. If you're on the home buying fence, do some research to see what programs are out there. A quick glance around the web unearthed the following government and private industry programs: California. This state has incentives for home buyers who sign a contract by the end of the ...
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