March 2009

Hot Kitchen? or Not?

This article is reproduced with permission from the author: friend and colleague Paul Lesieur of Silvertree Construction, a kitchen and bath remodeler in the Twin Cities. When considering to makeover your Twin Cities kitchen did you know that many prize winning designs were done at the low and mid-level price range? Its like cooking, its not the […]

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HUD 203(k) Loans

     The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), administers various single family mortgage insurance programs. The Section 203(k) program is the Department’s primary program for the rehabilitation and repair of single family properties.   With the 203k program you originate one mortgage which finances […]

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Pennsylvania Passes Legislation Regulating Contractors

  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recently passed legislation to regulate the home improvement industry.  In addition to many other measures the bill establishes a requirement that all contractors obtain a registration number from the State to perform contracting work in PA.  I’ll discuss some of the important aspects of this bill.   There is a provisioin requiring […]

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How to Absolutely Screw Up Your Remodel

Remodeling always presents challenges, the ones that come up most are budget constraints, incomplete plans, a skill set not up to the task. Let’s look at these concerns and learn a few things.

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