The whole idea for this book was born out of frustration from my own horror stories with contractors, as well as everybody else's that I have learned about. Plenty of people have told me about a bad incident they have experienced with a contractor, which could have been avoided if the customer had been more informed. Trashing home improvement contractors is not the intention of this book. In the construction business, you have some good contractors as well as bad. The main goal of this book is to educate homeowners on some of the finer points of hiring a home improvement contractor. Ask the average homeowner what he or she knows about blueprints, building codes, or home improvement contracts, and I am sure you will not get a lot of answers. This would be similar to someone asking me-an electrician-about investment banking or bond trading. If you're not in the business, then how would you know? Whether I am buying a car or planning to travel, I always do my research prior to making a decision. There is no such thing as getting too much information. Home renovation guides are very popular and ubiquitous. What distinguishes my book from all the others is the amount of detailed information I provide on the do's and don't's as well as the strategies to use and the pitfalls to avoid when hiring a home improvement contractor. The readers of my book will become educated about the tools needed to successfully hire a contractor, while attempting to minimize the aggravation and disappointment that frequently accompanies a great number of home renovations. When a homeowner decides to renovate his or her home, he or she can always find plenty of books on home renovations. Most of these books detail a lot of information on the ideas and designs, with very few details on hiring and working with a contractor. Another popular source for hiring a contractor is through recommendations. Once again, you hire the contractor, and it is up to you to make sure that the contractor is doing everything that they are supposed to do. Working in the construction business as an electrician in New York for more than two decades, I have been involved in many facets of the business of industrial, commercial, and residential construction and renovation, ranging from private homes to office buildings, airports, hotels, and hospitals. My vast knowledge and experience in the construction industry and as a homeowner gives me this enormous opportunity to exhibit the tools necessary for homeowners to successfully hire a general contractor to renovate their home.
Are you preparing to purchase a home for your family? Then here is the resource for you! No one who is even beginning to think in terms of a buying a home should be without it.You've saved a nice sized down payment. You've picked out a neighborhood with pleasant tree-lined streets and good schools. You've checked out all sorts of amenities. But now, the current real estate environment seems really scary. News sources are full of home purchasing horror stories. Foreclosures and short sales can turn a dream house into a nightmare. You're not the world's greatest DIYer, nor are you a financial wizard.How to Survive A Home Purchase outlines step-by-step how to walk through the potential mine fields of home ownership and come out on the other side as a real estate winner!
THIS information packed book takes you through all the steps of home buying, with plenty of helpful tips and "what to watch out for" guidelines along the way. Jewel Star was a million dollar producer in the real estate market at a time when the economy was crashing. "Working in the trenches" as her broker called it, was what gave her insight into the need for new buyers to understand the process for successful home buying. Buying real estate is much different than buying a car. It's fraught with difficulties. The more knowledge you have the better your chance of closing the deal. If you have purchased a home before and are looking for a brush up, you are sure to find some tricks and tips you may have not known before. A section has been dedicated to working with a Realtor(r). Just as an accountant or an attorney, a Realtor(r) is a licensed professional. Understanding their roll will be to your advantage. There is nothing more satisfying than owning your own home and this book is the perfect guide for that to happen. COMING SOON is the BUYER'S KEY LIST workbook for using in conjunction with this book. You will be able to purchase it online as well
Reasons for Buying a House contains a selection written over four decades. The poems come from experiences with his family: two children, adult now, and one beautiful granddaughter. On a broader scale, he lives in a lively extended family relationship, eight brothers and sisters, countless nephews, nieces, cousins, mother and mother-in-law, both in their 90's. These interactions provide endless opportunity for reflection, enjoyment, struggle, and love-all material for gratitude as well as for poems. In addition, events at school, on the bus, in the newspaper, and especially in nature inspire poems regularly, some of which appear in this book.
Have you ever watched one of those extreme home makeover shows you see on TV where they totally remodel or rebuild someone's house? Their goal is to build a house exactly the way the owners want it. While they might be able to build someone a HOUSE, they cannot build someone a HOME. Since God instituted the home, only He can define what a true home really is. In this book, pastor Mark Agan shows what the Bible says about how to have A HOME BUILT GOD'S WAY.
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