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Real Estate

Best Practices for Hiring Contractors

Spring is ramping up, and so are the construction jobs and renovations! But do your clients know the ins and outs of hiring contractors? Are their contractors OSHA certified or have they received recent complaint? Are their contracts all up to snuff, and how about the contractors’ insurance coverage? As residential and commercial property owners embark on routine maintenance projects or much-needed repairs,

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Market Insights

Property Renovations Take a Creative Turn

Property RenovationsHomeowners all across the country are taking home renovations seriously, perhaps inspired by the plethora of home remodeling shows, real estate reality TV featuring great amenities (think Million Dollar Listing), and on-line virtual room software programs that bring ideas to life. Everything from Planner 5D to the Home Renovator and HomeByMe put on-line tools into the hands of homeowners to plan, design, draw and view a space before taking the plunge into home renovation. In fact, according to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, remodeling is hot among homeowners, with spending expected to reach $325 billion by early 2017.

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