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What Your Contractor Can t Tell You

What Your Contractor Can t Tell You Author Amy Johnston
ISBN-10 0979983800
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 208
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A comprehensive guide to getting the best results while building or renovating a home operates on the belief that homeowners can't know what goes into a plan unless someone tells them, which is based on the premise ... if homeowners knew even 10% of what the professionals know, they could avoid 90% of the problems. Original.

The Homeowner s Guide to Managing a Renovation

The Homeowner s Guide to Managing a Renovation Author Susan Solakian
ISBN-10 1402727542
Release 2008
Pages 281
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Describes every stage of a house remodeling project, discussing such topics as finding and hiring an architect, spec writer, and contractor; obtaining insurance; keeping track of costs; evaluating progress; and releasing payments.

Avoiding the Con in Construction

Avoiding the Con in Construction Author Kia Ricchi
ISBN-10 0615310281
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 192
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Avoiding the Con in Construction is a comprehensive guide that covers the bases of construction contracting-in terms you understand. You'll learn how to:Develop a concise and inclusive Scope of Work that details what, exactly, the contractor will do.Research the contractor's license and insurance, as well as his or her construction history and personal backgroundRecognize proposals and contracts that are one-sided or unfairIn addition, this book explains the permitting and inspection process, and how it benefits you. Pitfalls such as liens, jobsite injuries, and other costly events are explained, as are the methods to avoid them.

Home Remodeling

Home Remodeling Author Fine Homebuilding
ISBN-10 9781600854286
Release 2012
Pages 234
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A collection of 36 Fine Homebuilding articles covers every aspect of home remodeling, in a resource that includes 300 color photos, 75 drawings, sidebars and case studies. Original.

So You Want To Build a House

So    You Want To Build a House Author Jeanne Gore
ISBN-10 9780071491235
Release 2010-06-27
Pages 108
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Shows homeowners how to stay within one percent of their budget Delivers the perfect balance of information--covers everything homeowners need to know without overwhelming details Ready-to-use worksheets save time and money Tells homeowners who to meet with, when to meet, and how to track progress and control costs

Build Your Own Home

Build Your Own Home Author Michael A. Pompeii
ISBN-10 0971195447
Release 2006-12
Pages 160
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This is a concise guide to successfully subcontracting and building your own new home. Many people are saving 30% by doing it themselves, and now you can, too. This book shows an easy to use, step by step process that almost anyone can use to subcontract and build their own new home. It also includes all schedules, forms, and checklists that you will need. The author is a licensed Professional Engineer and Master Home Inspector, has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in engineering, and is owner and founder of Pompeii Engineers.

Tips Traps When Building Your Home

Tips   Traps When Building Your Home Author Robert Irwin
ISBN-10 007135686X
Release 2000-08-28
Pages 246
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Provides tips for saving money when building a home, with a self-test for determining whether to hire out the work or do some of it independently and an outline of the traps people can fall into, and covers issues related to insurance, architects, zoning, and codes.

A Homeowner s Guide to the Custom Home Building Process

A Homeowner s Guide to the Custom Home Building Process Author Christy Ann Kicklighter
ISBN-10 9781504328012
Release 2015-04-14
Pages 76
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A Homeowner’s Guide to the Custom Home Building Process introduces the new homeowner to the paperwork and processes that it takes to build a home from the ground up. The Homeowner’s Guide walks you through contractor selection, bidding and contract administration, all the way to project completion. You will learn of some warning signs along the way, so you don’t get taken advantage of. Building your new home can be an enjoyable experience, by educating yourself, staying positive, and visualizing the outcome—your dream house. “I have personally known Christy for over twenty years. Christy is very personable, honest, hard-working, and dedicated. She has an excellent understanding of the construction industry and associated paperwork, and her estimates have always been accurate.” —Paul U. Dritenbas, AIA, principal architect

The Owner Builder Book

The Owner Builder Book Author Mark A. Smith
ISBN-10 9781932272048
Release 2007-01
Pages 274
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This easy to understand, step-by-step guide is clear enough for even a novice to understand, Even if you hire a contractor to build you home, this book will greatly help you understand the process. From shopping for a piece of land to getting a loan to dealing with a contractor, the Smiths' advice covers everything about building a home. The authors advise on getting organized and tackling the hardest parts of the process step by step. Included are valuable lists, charts, ideas and questionnaires. Also, how to shop around for bargains and minimize costs room by room.

Get Your House Right

Get Your House Right Author Marianne Cusato
ISBN-10 1402736282
Release 2007
Pages 257
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"In this comprehensive and authoratative guide, Marianne Cusato explains why so many of today's traditional-style buildings miss the mark; describes the essential elements of a house, how they work together, and how to use them appropriately; and shows how to avoid common mistakes at every stage of the design and construction process"--Cover, p. 2.

The Outdoor Shower

The Outdoor Shower Author Ethan Fierro
ISBN-10 9781612122694
Release 2006-04-01
Pages 144
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An outdoor shower is one of summer’s greatest pleasures. Providing practical building instructions for a variety of designs that range from a simple showerhead on the side of a cottage to a freestanding structure enclosed in frosted glass, Ethan Fierro shows you how to build an outdoor shower that reflects your unique personality and style. With an eye toward keeping costs down and environmentally friendly construction practices, Fierro will inspire you to create the shower of your dreams.

What the experts May Not Tell You about Building Or Renovating Your Home

What the  experts  May Not Tell You about Building Or Renovating Your Home Author Amy Johnston
ISBN-10 044669083X
Release 2004
Pages 299
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Filled with insider tips, this book is a comprehensive guide to getting the best results while building or renovating a home. Illustrations.

Be Your Own House Contractor

Be Your Own House Contractor Author Carl Heldmann
ISBN-10 9781603425902
Release 2012-03-14
Pages 176
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You don’t need to depend on (or pay) a general contractor to manage your construction project. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an existing one, you can manage the job yourself. Carl Heldmann outlines how to purchase your own land, set a reasonable budget and schedule, describe your needs and vision to an architect, and hire subcontractors to do the actual building. Cut out the middleman and save as much as 25 percent on your beautiful new home!

Renovation a Complete Guide

Renovation  a Complete Guide Author Michael W. Litchfield
ISBN-10 PSU:000019557076
Release 1991
Pages 566
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The "bible" of home renovators for over 25 years, "Renovation" has now been completely revised and updated with all new color photography.

Remodel Success

Remodel Success Author Monica Higgins
ISBN-10 0764354051
Release 2017-09-18
Pages 128
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Most homeowners are uninformed and ill-prepared for big-ticket remodels. The knowledge they do have often comes from reality-TV home makeover shows that gloss over the ingredients essential to success. This book by a construction management pro gives homeowners increased confidence in making remodeling decisions, and peace of mind. Learn the six biggest mistakes people make when building a remodeling dream team, painless ways to shave the budget, what to do when your contractor isn't listening, and where to find financing. In the coming years, home remodeling activity is projected to accelerate, maintaining a growth rate above its long-term trend, according to Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. Use the guide's exercises and checklists to help you develop and articulate your remodeling goals, make decisions that align with your vision, and manage details, relationships, and budget.

Build it Right

Build it Right Author Myron E. Ferguson
ISBN-10 PSU:000046564023
Release 1997
Pages 302
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A guide for buyers of custom-built homes reveals common problems in home design, relates how to create a user-friendly home, and discusses how to get the best out of a builder or contractor

Dream Home

Dream Home Author Jonathan Scott
ISBN-10 9780544715905
Release 2016-04-04
Pages 304
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. Jonathan and Drew Scott have taken HGTV by storm with their four hit shows, Property Brothers, Property Brothers at Home, Buying & Selling, and Brother vs. Brother. The talented duo’s good-natured rivalry, playful banter, and no-nonsense strategies have earned the popular twins millions of devoted fans who have been anxiously waiting for a Scott Brothers book. Dream Home is a comprehensive source, covering the ins and outs of buying, selling, and renovating a house, with hundreds of full-color photos throughout. The brothers cover numerous topics including the hidden costs of moving, savvy negotiating tactics, and determining your home must-haves. Other handy features include a calendar of key dates for finding the best deals on home products and a cheat sheet of worth-it fix-its. Look inside for a wealth of information on attaining what you want—on time and on budget. Dream Home also includes all the tips and tricks you won’t see on TV, making it a must-have resource not just for fans but for any current or aspiring homeowner.