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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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How to Avoid Surprise Costs During the Remodel or Construction Process

[fa icon="calendar'] February 21, 2020 at 10:20 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Started thinking about remodeling your home or maybe building a brand new home? Have you heard your friends complaining about how budgeting for construction is difficult, especially with all the surprising costs that turn up in a project?

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Types of Costs to Consider when Building a New Home

[fa icon="calendar'] February 7, 2020 at 10:24 AM / by Home Services Expert

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There’s something fun about the thought of building a new home from the ground up. For many, there’s also something daunting and scary about the thought. When it comes to a home, many people choose to buy an existing home rather than build new. Reasons for this could include lot availability, locations, lower costs, less hassle, and less “unknowns”.

While all of those reasons may make sense in some circumstances, there are other times when building new makes more sense. Examples include rebuilding in a fire damaged area, if you have a perfect lot and all it needs is a house, or you have the dream of envisioning your perfect home and seeing it come to life.

Whatever your circumstances, at Experts In Your Home we want to make the new home construction process as easy as possible.

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Should You Remodel Your Home or Move?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Anyone who owns a home long enough eventually has to make a choice: put money into remodeling or move to something else? This can be a tough decision, especially if someone is attached to their home due to years of memories. This decision can also be affected by unique real estate situations (an over or under supply of housing for example).

If you’re considering the decision of whether to remodel or move, here are some tips to help you out.

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