The right tools and pre-winter maintenance will ensure that your home and your family are safe and from cold-weather threats. First, understand the threats Blizzards. Storms with heavy winds and large
How to Prevent Freezing Pipes By taking preventive measures before cold weather arrives, you can prevent freezing pipes and the costly damage that goes with them. Where the trouble lies"Some pipes
The following is interesting information on what to do when the storm hits. However, here are a few ideas on what to do BEFORE THE STORM! To claim a loss you may need to prove what you had! Take a cell
We would agree with your agent's recommendation. One should always be a little suspicious of contractors that request money up front for a job. .....
What guarantee do you have that they will actually begin the work contracted for? There are other options that don't require you to assume this level of risk that provides them with materials to commence the work.
Most contractors have established credit with their vendors.......could this be a possible problem?
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Which amenities can luxury homebuyers expect to find in today’s market? For our latest Real Estate Lab report, we combed through two years’ worth of luxury listings to see which words and phrases
I would suggest asking your lender whom they might recommend. If your lender does a good amount of FHA 203 loans, then they may already have a list of approved vendors whom you could reliably use. If you do not yet have a lender that you are working with, then I would suggest Shore Bank who definitely uses the program and have folks to help you with the process.
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You need to call the city building department and ask, but not sure you would want to do that. Just repair them. People do things inside their properties all the time without permits. As long as no one complains it is no big deal, but do the work according to code.... more
Are you haunted by strange noises and weird odors? With the proper maintenance, you’ve got more than a ghost of a chance to rest easy. Zombie OdorIt’s either time to throw out the garbage, or you’d
Stock cabinets save you time because you don’t have to wait for them to be built. And they save you money because you aren’t paying for customizations.But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice
MY Company is CG Realty Group and we are accredited with the Better Business Bureau. We specialize in all types of residential construction and remodeling. We have been in business since 1998 and have done work throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. I can be reached directly at 773-573-0105.
If the rehab is even basic you will need to pull permits. It's not a simple process here in Chicago. Yes, an inspector could give you an unbiased 'estimate as to how much certain things might cost, but it would just be a ball park estimate. If you get estimates from 3-5 contractors I think that would give you the same results, but with an inspector you culd continue to consult with him/her during the process if needed.
My web site has some Inspectors I use for referrals.
Your definition of a small job might be different than various contractors. Money is what usually gets peoples attention.... more
Got a small bathroom to renovate? Go wild with texture and colors if it’s a rarely used guest bath, but stick to clean and simple in a master bath. That’s the word from designer Jamie Gibbs, who transforms