Cost & Budget

Remodeling Budget Guide

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The very first thing you should do when you start thinking about a remodeling or renovation project is to come up with a budget. I implore you to resist the urge to pick up the phone and call sixteen different contractors for estimates and use whatever responses you get to form a budget number. It is in everyone’s best interest for you to do your homework first. By wisely determining a preliminary budget you will be able to screen contractors on the phone and schedule fewer visits, saving you a lot of time and aggravation, while wildly increasing the odds of a thrilling remodeling experience.

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Kitchen Remodeling Design Tip

This article contains good common sense tips to designing a kitchen remodeling project on a budget.

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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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Determining a Kitchen Remodeling Budget

It is very important to determine a budget for any home improvement project, and kitchen remodeling is no exception. A word of caution: I spent several hours researching kitchen remodeling cost and budgeting on the internet to gather data for this article.  I ran into a couple websites that gave square footage pricing for kitchen remodeling.  […]

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