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Qualities to Look for When Choosing a Design Consultant

[fa icon="calendar'] July 24, 2020 at 10:10 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Successful planning and execution of a new construction project requires seeking the counsel of experts, especially for a large-scale project, and could potentially save you from extra expenses. Before you even begin working with custom homebuilders, you'll need a design consultant to get your dream into a format that can be articulated clearly for everyone involved in your new construction project. Below are some important qualities to look for when choosing a design consultant.

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First Apartment Rebuild in Paradise is Underway

[fa icon="calendar'] June 30, 2020 at 1:43 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Here at Experts in Your Home we could not be more excited to announce the first multi-family housing rebuild project in Paradise after the 2018 Camp Fire.

Aftermath of the 2018 Camp Fire

Along with so many others, the Villa Monterey Apartment complex suffered massive damage and loss as a result of the Camp Fire on November 8, 2018. 

Villa Monterey consisted of 48 apartment units prior to the fire.  As November 8th came to a close, 12 of the units were still standing, while 36 were completely destroyed.

Here are some photos showing the massive damage:

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How Long Will It Take to Build Your New House?

[fa icon="calendar'] June 12, 2020 at 10:39 AM / by Home Services Expert

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If you’re considering hiring a contractor and building a new house, there are many things to consider before starting the process. You'll of course have questions about cost, land and more. However, one of the biggest questions that people have when building a new home is the time it will take to get the project completed.

Understandably, those building a new home don’t want too long of a construction process. It’s good to get an idea of what the timeline looks like for planning purposes, so you know what to expect when getting started. Just as importantly, what factors can either shorten or lengthen the time it takes to build a house? Read below for answers to these important questions.

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What is Involved in the Permit Process when Building a House?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 22, 2020 at 10:20 AM / by Home Services Expert

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If you’re either building a house or considering it, it’s important to understand the permit process. With all of the things involved in building a new house, you may have skipped over this important detail. It’s true – if you hire a full service contractor like Experts In Your Home, the permit process will be taken care of by the contractor and you won’t have to worry about the details.

However, regardless of whether someone else is managing it all or if you are doing pieces of the project yourself, an approved permit is a must! And while at Experts In Your Home we can take care of almost everything, we are big fans of educating you so that you’re aware of every step of the process of building a home.

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Best Practices During the New Construction Bidding Process

[fa icon="calendar'] April 27, 2020 at 1:33 PM / by Home Services Expert

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If you are thinking about building a new home, then you know that this is going to be an expensive investment. The only question is how expensive is it going to be? This is why it is important to get bids when you are thinking about a new construction process, such as building a house. In order to make sure that you get the most out of every dollar, there are a few tips that you need to keep in mind.

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Tips for Choosing a Contractor

[fa icon="calendar'] April 17, 2020 at 11:35 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Choosing a contractor can be stressful. There are often many different contractors to choose from and you may feel like it’s hard to know which ones are trustworthy and will do a great job. Experts In Your Home doesn’t want you to feel “in the dark” about the best process to choose a contractor.

When you go to start a new construction job you can take some steps to give you peace of mind that you are hiring someone trustworthy and reputable, and get on with enjoying your new construction process!

Here are some tips for choosing a contractor:

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What You Might Not Know about City Building Permits and Timelines

[fa icon="calendar'] April 10, 2020 at 11:45 AM / by Home Services Expert

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The thought of a new construction or home remodeling project is exciting, yet many homeowners jump in, ready to begin their build, without realizing all of the steps involved. When you reach the point in your project where it’s time to submit your plans to the city and get the required permits, the process can quickly become intimidating and overwhelming.

Many homeowners find themselves quickly losing their patience when they realize how long the permit process can take – especially if they haven’t “crossed all the t’s and dotted all the i’s” required in the paperwork. Here are a few things you might not be aware of when it comes to city building permits and timelines.

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How to Save Money when Building a New Home

[fa icon="calendar'] April 5, 2020 at 8:00 AM / by Home Services Expert

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It's no secret that home prices have risen significantly in the North State in recent years. Building a new construction home is no exception. However, if you have decided to build a new home there are certain considerations to keep in mind as you plan out the home building process that can save you money and avoid unnecessary costs.

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How to Choose New Kitchen Cabinets for Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] March 18, 2020 at 9:48 AM / by Home Services Expert

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When it’s time to upgrade your kitchen or if you are building a new construction home, one of the decisions you have to make is what type of kitchen cabinets you want to install. Kitchen cabinets take up a lot of space and are a very visible part of your kitchen. They also get a lot of use so you want your kitchen cabinets to not only look good, but to be well built and functional for years to come.

Most people don’t think a lot about something like kitchen cabinets until it’s time to make a decision during a remodel or new construction. If you’re in the process of installing new kitchen cabinets or will be soon then the following suggestions are for you!

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How to Avoid Hiring a Bad Contractor

[fa icon="calendar'] March 11, 2020 at 9:55 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Any new home construction project can seem overwhelming. At Experts In Your Home, we want to make that process easier for you. One of the biggest issues people get concerned about is whether or not they can find a trustworthy general contractor. And for good reason – hiring a bad contractor is a nightmare no one wants to have.

Rest assured, there are ways to smartly hire the right contractor so that you can have peace of mind and be excited about your project – not overwhelmed!

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