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Time to replace that manual thermostat!

Another Field Photo from Construction Coach Gary Smith – Here are a few details: Gary’s Instagram Profile Link URL: GO HERE The Location Name: SafeHome Inspections The image date: Dec 12, 2013 @ 14:03 Number of image “Likes”: [igp-likes] Request Inspection by clicking the Big Blue Button to the right –> AND… For more social […]

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HireContractor

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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CManagement

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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EmbedNest

The Smoke Detector That Talks to Your Smart Phone

Before turning on a loud, howling alarm, the Nest Protect gives you an early warning we call Heads-Up. Nest Protect lights up yellow and speaks with a human voice. It tells you where smoke is or when carbon monoxide levels are rising. This gives you an earlier warning if there’s an emergency, or allows you […]

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Consumer Safety

Safety Alert CPSC Recalls Power Cord

For more information about this recall, contact Schneider Electric IT Corp., toll-free at (888) 437-4007 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://recall.apc.com, or www.apc.com and click on the Recall link to submit a claim and obtain more information.

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3 DIY Repairs Homeowners Should Leave to the Pros

Do-it-yourself repairs are certainly not new. Home and garden shows and networks (HGTV) have glamorized being handy.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing, however, in effort to save money, the DYI option could backfire.

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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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