Be Your Own Renovation Contractor: Save 30% Without Lifting a Hammer

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Renovating your home?

Whether you're making a snug family room out of a dingy basement or transforming a tenement into garden apartments, this essential manual offers step-by-step instructions on how to manage the project yourself and save up to thousands of dollars.

Be Your Own Home Renovation Contractor contains:

-- Sample contracts

-- Invoices

-- Inspection reports

-- Insurance certificates

-- Blueprints

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Overview


Renovating your home?

Whether you're making a snug family room out of a dingy basement or transforming a tenement into garden apartments, this essential manual offers step-by-step instructions on how to manage the project yourself and save up to thousands of dollars.

Be Your Own Home Renovation Contractor contains:

-- Sample contracts

-- Invoices

-- Inspection reports

-- Insurance certificates

-- Blueprints

-- Glossary of building terms

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580170246
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/3/1998
  • Edition description: REVISED & UPDATED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author


Carl Heldmann is a construction loan consultant and an expert on residential construction costs. A licensed homebuilder and real estate broker, he is co-founder of the Michigan School of Home Building and founder of the North Carolina School of Home Building. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Table of Contents


Introduction

Part I Making the First Decision

1. Finding a Restorable Structure

2. What It Means to Manage Your Own Renovation Project

Part II Planning

3. Is the Structure Restorable?

4. Is the Renovation Feasible?

5. Cost Estimating

6. Buying the Restorable Structure

7. Financing

8. Subcontractors

9. Suppliers

10. Final Planning

Part III Getting It Done

11. Tearing Down and Building Up

Appendices

A: Manager's Construction Contract

B: Fixed Price Contract

C: Fixed Fee Contract

D: Carpentry Labor Bid

E: Subcontractor's Invoice

F: Typical Materials List

G: Savings and Loan Inspection Report

H: Estimate of Construction Cost

I: Certificate of Insurance

J: Sample Specifications

K: Sample Blueprints

Glossary

Additional Reading

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