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When my husband and I were searching for our first home it was all about the neighborhood and the school district, there was barely a thought of it being the single largest financial investment we would make in our lives. As long as we were pre-qualified, we were good to go.
Budget is one of the first topics of conversation I have when meeting with a prospective client and it always plays out the same. The designer asks to know the budget and the prospect does not wish to reveal what they can afford. Is it right for a client to withhold their budget?
No matter how logical we like to think we are, buying a home is an instinctual and emotional process. Often potential buyers will dismiss a home within seconds of visiting the property before a realtor has any opportunity to point out its features or benefits.
In today's fast paced, society of instant gratification it has become challenging to convince clients that "good things come to those who wait." Today's consumer just wants to go to a website, search, add to cart and check out to have items magically appear on their doorstep in a few short days.
My passion for planning grew out of the fact that often times I was called upon to assist with a project in the midst of construction. Framing had been completed, sheetrock was about to be installed and decisions were needed on finishes and materials to allow construction to continue at a steady pace.
Cost overruns on construction projects are typical and even expected on projects today but can they be avoided? Absolutely! Follow these home renovation budget tips to avoid surprise costs during your home renovation: Have a detailed plan prepared of exactly what your renovation will look like prior to beginning the bid process.
As the last leaf falls and the year is winding down, the holidays are fast approaching. This time of year we instinctively playback the events and milestones of years past. During the fast paced, hustle bustle of the holidays there is barely a thought to what the future holds
A few years ago I had my annual maintenance done on my furnace. The technician recommended we install a computerized regulator that could save us 15-30% by controlling when and how intensely the furnace fired to heat our home. I was skeptical at first, but we went ahead with his advice.