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Understanding Your Contractor

On average, a homeowner in the U.S. spends $5,000 annually on home improvement projects. That’s a lot of contractors and conversations that could go the wrong way if you don’t understand “contractor lingo.” Here are tips to help you be successful with your next renovation project.

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Choosing the Right Contractor

fixer upperRemodeling your home is bound to be a very stressful time for all the parties involved. Choosing the right contractor is sure to make the process smoother and your life easier. The following six tips I have learned over the years should start you in the right direction:

  1. Determine who is going to be responsible for retrieving the necessary permits and make sure your contractor follows the construction codes.
  2. Include written warranties. Make sure to note the name, address, and time period that pertain to the warranty.
  3. Do not hire anyone without a written estimate, contract, contractor’s number, and a list of local references…

Read my other 3 tips on my website, www.JohnASilva.com — and please let me know if I can help with any of your real estate needs!