A contractor can be used for home remodeling, home improvement projects and any of those little repair jobs around the house. The best way to get a good contractor is to get referrals from friends or other people you trust. Learn more about hiring a contractor and what recourse you can take if the job doesn’t go smoothly. In some areas, contractors must be licensed by the municipality in which they conduct business. If they are licensed, you should make sure you see if the contractor you choose has his or her license in order. You should also make sure they have liability and workman’s compensation insurance.
Have you decided to go with a handyman or contractor for your home repairs instead of DIY? You want to find the best handyman for your home repair job. Check sites like Angie's List or get a referral from a hardware store. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video for how to find a handyman to help sell your home faster.
Are you a homeowner thinking, "How do I sell my house?" When trying to sell, or after the home inspection, skip the DIY home repair and hire a handyman or professional contractor. A professional handyman can help finish those home repairs quickly and without the stress of DIY. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video on professional handyman services.
What can you do when a contractor fails to live up to his contract in a kitchen remodeling project? Hire an attorney to go over the contract with you to understand your rights in this botched remodeling situation. It's especially hard if you later face foreclosure on the same home.
Can a contractor collect payment from a mortgage company that owes for work on a fire-damaged home that has since been foreclosed on. The contractor nearly finished the work and then the mortgage company foreclosed on the home and halted payment to the contractor. Can the contractor file a lien to get the money he's earned working on the home that has since been foreclosed?
Today on the Ilyce Glink Show we listened to Fall Out Boy while talking about the upswing in the stock market, and a new rule that might prove to be a little negative for home sellers: a change in the way tax is computed when you sell a home. We also took calls about a possible problem in a home renovation (bad behavior from the contractor), a problem with an employer not paying, whether scholarship money is taxable, how much tax one caller might owe on the sale of bank stocks, and several calls about what to do if you can't sell your home. For show notes and updates through the week, check out her blog at www.thinkglink.com/blog , and sign up for her free weekly newsletter on the ThinkGlink.com home page. Check out the videos at www.expertrealestatetips.net. And be sure to subscribe to her YouTube channel.
Today on the Clark Howard Show, Ilyce Glink filled in. She discussed whether creditors may reveal personal information to others, why seller-financed third-party down payment programs (like Nehemiah) have been eliminated under the new housing bill, how much housing prices fell in the past month, covered bonds, the elimination of certain chemicals from children's toys, and updated travel news. She took calls on building an emergency fund (by decreasing a contribution to 401(k) plans), veterans buying houses, paying off and consolidating student loans, hardship 401(k) withdrawals, construction loans, money merge accounts, whether to pursue a contractor who has gone belly up, rehabbing a foreclosed home, whole life vs. term life insurance, and how to negotiate with a bank that charged $2,900 in overdraft fees for 135 $1 checks that were overdrawn in the account. For show notes and updates through the week, check out her blog at www.thinkglink.com/blog , and sign up for her free weekly newsletter on the ThinkGlink.com home page. Check out the videos at www.expertrealestatetips.net. And be sure to subscribe to her YouTube channel.