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Bob Vila Radio: President's Day Inventory
For those of you in the tristate area who aren’t hitting the ski slopes or escaping to the Bahamas this weekend, Pres...
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Clean Credit Wins Home Loans
Mortgage interest rates continue at record lows, but if you're hoping to snag a home equity loan for a planned renova...
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Maximizing Your Remodeling Dollar
The average American is said to move every five to seven years. As that statistic suggests, you would be wise to thin...
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How Much Will a Designer Cost?
The title "architect" conjures up in many people's minds fancy designer houses, monumental homes out of the pages of ...
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Contractors, Contracts, and Costs
Dankmar Adler—architect and partner of the great Louis Sullivan in the firm of Adler and Sullivan—once remarked that ...
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Getting Professional Help
In order to be assured that you're not embarking on a trip straight to debtors' prison, it's a good idea to consult a...
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Footing the Bills
If you have the cash on hand to pay for your remodeling project, you needn't read this section. Most people, however,...
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Affording a Renovation
A renovation project requires more than the skilled handling of different sorts of people. Good management is always ...
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Estimating Checklist
Cost overruns are certainly common in renovation work, but there are steps you can take to try to anticipate some of ...
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Want to Build Wealth? Pick the Right Mortgage
Owning a home is the best way to build family wealth—that's been the prevailing wisdom, at least, for the last severa...
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5 Hidden Costs of Remodeling
Labor. Materials. Pizza?Some costs do not fit neatly into a renovation project's line-item budget, but if you ignore ...
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Measure Twice, Borrow Once: Home Equity Loan Success
Home values are bouncing back—is the trend strong enough to support your bid for a home equity loan?According to the ...
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Energize Savings with a "Green" Tax Credit
In the midst of the budget crisis in Washington, home energy tax credits were retained for the 2012 tax year. That me...
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HELOC? HEL, Yes!
Experts agree that the housing market has touched bottom in most markets. With values stabilizing, now is a good time...
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FHA Financing for Renovations? Yes, But...
It's not a snap, but the Federal Housing Agency's 203k program enables homeowners to finance home improvements as par...
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The Rising Cost of Low-Rate FHA Loans
In the wake of the housing bust, the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), once a lender of "near-last resort" for moderat...
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How To: Cut Construction Costs
What if the sum your construction estimates total is greater than you had budgeted? Sit down with your designer, espe...
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Understanding Costs
Frank Lloyd Wright was once asked if he could design a $10,000 house. The question was asked many decades ago, so it ...
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Estimating Hints
Get at least three estimates for each job Whether it's the whole job or only one subcontractor's portion of it, only ...
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Open a Separate Checking Account
Unless your project is very small or you've one professional to manage everything for you, open a separate checking a...
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