Hiring a Contractor

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Should I Have a Contract with My Contractor?

The words share a root for a reason.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Building Contractor

Develop a mutually-beneficial relationship.

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4 Contractor Upsells You Don't Really Need

Don't let appealing extras break your budget.

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4 Apps for Finding Contractors

Call help with the click of a button.

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9 Things Your Contractor Doesn't Want You to Know

Understand what's being said... and what's not.

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Contractors: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Contractors are the backbone of residential construction.

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How To Use a Contractor's Time Efficiently

Make the most of your investment.

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How to Choose the Best Trade School for You

It can lead to a lucrative and satisfying career.

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What to Ask a Potential Contractor

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How to Find and Select a Reliable Contractor

Whether you are planning a small repair or a complete remodel, check your contractor before hiring.

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Hiring a Contractor

Things to consider if you want to hire a contractor to do your renovation.

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The 7 Principles of Universal Design

There are seven principles of universal design.

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How to Avoid Contractor Scams

Make sure you understand the contract before signing.

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How to Become a Licensed Handyman

Guidelines vary widely by area.

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8 Ways to Market Your Handyman Business

Connect with your community, both in person and online.

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What is a Permit Expediter?

Sometimes it makes sense to ask for a little help.

Finding a Building Permits Expediter

Need to have a plan expedited through the permit process?

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How to Get Licensed as a General Contractor

Advanced contracting requires a wide range of skills.

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How to Sign a Contract with a Contractor

Stipulate the details you need when drawing up a contract.

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Hiring a Contractor 101

Hiring a contractor to get you closer to a job done right.

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Types of Wheelchair Ramps

A few facts to consider.

How to Pay a Contractor

Always respect your professional help.

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What Certifications Do You Need to Be a Contractor

Could your skill set be the key to a lucrative career?

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Punch-Out

Punch-out, also known as a punch list, is a set of last-minute, small details to be finished in a construction project.

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Pros and Cons of Property Management Companies

Hiring a management company can take work off your plate.