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12 Topics of Conversation BEFORE Saying “You’re Hired”!

Whether you can whip up a bouillabaisse with your eyes closed or have enough take-out menus to paper the living room, at some point, you’ll have to face the sink. Take this kitchen quiz. GO HERE        

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Life’s Soup Bowl All Boils Down to Trust

In early November-2013, in Las Vegas, NV, there’s a student competition underway. The ad goes something like this: ABC’s Construction Management Competition (CMC) is a hallmark competition that promotes careers in construction management.  In addition to providing a significant learning opportunity, the competition fosters an environment that will bring out the best in each team; encourage dialogue among […]

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203(k) Loan Roles and Responsibility Chart

There are many players on the 203(k) Team. Browse the chart below and see what task each member is responsible for. Note that the two main team members (ones with the most responsibility) are the Lender and the Client (they have the most X marks in each type loan). Also note that the Consultant’s role […]

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5 Most Important Elements of the FHA 203(k) Bid (video)

Would you order a pizza without naming the toppings? Would you plan a trip without a road map (or at least an iPhone with a mapping feature)? Would you remodel your home and allow the contractor to make choose the design? If you’re considering working with the FHA 203(k) Loan there are 5 important elements […]

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3 Land Mines to Avoid When Moving a House Using an FHA 203(k)

Moving a house to vacant land. An older home is being either torn down or moved. Your client has chosen to purchase the house and have it moved. She wants to finance the deal with an FHA 203(k) Mortgage. The borrower owns the land and has an agreement with house mover to relocate the building. The […]

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5 Warning Signs of an Unsafe Deck

There about 40 million decks in the US. About 1/2 of them need either repairing or replacement. The cause? Improper construction or/and lack of maintenance. July 28th – 2013 :: Tinley Park, IL Fourteen people were injured Saturday night after the second-floor deck of a home in the 16700 block of Beverly Avenue collapsed during a party […]

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Successful Kitchen Remodeling

Homeowner’s Workbook: How to Remodel Your Kitchen General contractors, home builders, and more ∨Before you throw your next party, browse a wide selection of bar glasses, glassware sets and serving trays. Share photos of the kitchen cabinets and kitchen sinks you like with a top kitchen remodeler in your area.

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Inspectors, Do You Show Your Work? Attic Ventilation 101

Warning :: This topic includes concentration, calculation and brand specific data that could be harmful if not used with care. Enter at your own risk. Comments and opinions that stretch beyond the Standards of Practice (SoP) for a Visual Home Inspection can land you in a pile of trouble. Don’t get me wrong here, I […]

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