Posts Tagged "construction"

Buyer Beware: Home Inspections

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Property Management | 0 comments

Buyer Beware: Home Inspections

A home is typically the most expensive purchase a person will ever make. Because of this, as much as you may like that property you recently found, it’s critical to get it inspected before finalizing the deal. An inspection gives you an idea of the home’s physical condition, including the plumbing and electrical systems, the roof, attic space, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, foundation, basement, tank and structural components.   A home inspection addresses what needs to be repaired now and what might need to be repaired in the future. If you have a property inspected before...

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7 Tips to Choosing the Right Contractor

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Property Management | 0 comments

7 Tips to Choosing the Right Contractor

As a property manager I rely on a team of contractors daily. Finding plumbers, electricians, painters, masons, landscapers, pool technicians or air conditioning servicemen who will perform quality work at a reasonable price can be a daunting task. The following tips can help you avoid unscrupulous, disorganized or inexperienced contractors who may deliver broken promises, bad work and blown budgets rather than professional results. Word of Mouth: One of the best ways to begin your search for a contractor is to get recommendations. There are a wide range of sources: try friends, family and...

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Orchestrating a Harmonious Renovation: Ensuring you and your contractor strike a chord

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Property Management | 0 comments

Orchestrating a Harmonious Renovation: Ensuring you and your contractor strike a chord

The buzz of the skill saw, the pneumatic bang of the jackhammer and the rat-a-tat of the hammer are the symphony of sounds that surround me.  Yes – I am in the middle of renovation project!   Finding a contractor who would perform quality work at a reasonable price was a daunting task. The following guidelines can help steer you away from unscrupulous, disorganized, inexperienced or financially troubled contractors who may deliver broken promises, bad work and blown budgets rather than professional results.   First Impressions: In any business, first impressions are important....

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