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.
How do you find a good contractor?
How do you find a good contractor? Q: My husband and I have found it impossible to find a contractor to build a small family room and deck off the back of our Chicago home over the last four years. While it is a modest project, there are structural issues and some unusual elements, including [...]
Hiring Independent Contractors: What You Need to Know
One of the most basic steps of the payroll process is distinguishing between employees and independent contractors. However, employers are sometimes foggy on what differentiates the two types of workers. Employers should have a solid idea of these concepts because there are significant tax implications. Independent contractors are becoming more and more popular among companies [...]
How To Find A Good Handyman Or Contractor
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.
Why Hire A Professional Handyman For Home Repair?
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.
New Green Remodeling Website From NARI:
Who says it's not easy being green? It seems like everyone is getting more environmentally conscious and so is the remodeling industry. The National...
How Many People Are REALLY Unemployed?
The New York Times has a story in this morning's edition about how badly off the "official" jobs number actually is. I've been saying this for a long ...
Foreclosure After Contractor Botches Home Remodeling
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.
Contractor Files Lien To Get Payment For Work On Home In Foreclosure
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?
Comments on the show — Buffing Out Granite
Some contractors called in to say that you can buff out granite and mable, which I know to be true. The problem is that if the stone is flawed, no amo...