Anahi Dorsey Home Renovation, 2018-09-13 11:40:45. Back this up by pulling out the home inspection that you had done when you first bought the home and going over it again (after you've blown off the dust). Make a list of the possible issues and prioritize them into those that are urgently needed and those you can live with. A very basic risk assessment would look at each item and give it a score of high, medium or low for the two categories of likelihood and consequence. Those that come out high-high, high-medium or medium-high are the most urgent and should be dealt with first.
Anika Shaw Home Renovation, 2018-09-26 17:35:17. However, there is sometimes a far more important home renovation to be considered, and that, unfortunately, falls into definition number one. It is the maintenance renovation, the "restore to a former better state" renovation, the boring renovation - and the ratio of financial cost to "wow" factor absolutely stinks. This type of renovation includes things like a new roof, foundation repairs, pointing, insulation, and wiring - normally renovations you can't see - and are generally the top priority of any home owner, no matter what situation they are in.
Anika Shaw Home Renovation, 2018-09-26 17:35:17. The next is to confirm your suspicions. It may be that you don't need to do this if the problem is obvious - for example, if every time it rains you have a bath because the bath fills up from a leak in the ceiling, (a high-high issue in most people's books), a call to a roofer sooner rather than later would be in order. On the other hand, there might be issues which you are unsure of such as visible cracks in the brickwork possibly due to a sinking foundation. This would rate in the medium-high category where the likelihood is unknown but has some supporting evidence (the cracks), and the consequence is financially significant (the house falling down). In a case such as this, or whatever your case might be where you are unsure of the cause of an effect, it's time to consult with others. You may consider talking with family or friends who may have had similar issues, but this tends to leave more doubt as people's natural reaction is to guess and err on the negative side. It is much better to talk to an expert in the field you are concerned with - if it's the roof, talk to a roofer; the brickwork, talk to a stonemason; an electrical issue, an electrician. Go about the process as if you were intending to get have the work done (you may well have to) - get three quotes and therefore three separate opinions, and ask lots of questions. It may turn out that the cracks in the brickwork are merely superficial and become a high-low case, that is, the cracks are definitely there, but will cause no further problems. The low significance cases, regardless of the likelihood, are generally aesthetic and can be resolved at any future time you wish. As for low likelihood cases, they should, in general, not make it to your list.
Eva Nelson Home Renovation, 2018-09-26 01:30:48. The concept of value engineering in renovation has never been more essential than it is today. At the start of 2009 we can still hear all sort of commotion about slow economy and troubles in the real estate market. All this should awaken renovators who are planning to increase the value of their homes, that a small miss-calculation or an over-renovation could easily destroy their profit or worse result in a complete loss.
Zion Juarez Home Renovation, 2018-09-25 04:11:04. Mortgage Refinancing - If you are planning major renovations, like adding an addition or in-law suite, it may pay to refinance your mortgage. With this option you can spread the payments out over a longer period and enjoy mortgage rates that are normally much lower than those of credit cards, lines of credit or personal loans. As with home equity loans, there may be some initial fees to refinance.
Remi Lang Home Renovation, 2018-09-26 15:53:59. Self-Financing - This option makes sense for smaller projects. It is also a feasible option for do-it-yourselfers on a pay-as-you-go (or pay-as-you-build) plan. Credit Cards - Charging large expenses to a credit card is an option, but not necessarily a good one. With their higher interest rates, credit cards have limited value in home renovation projects, and can be damaging to your financial health if there are unexpected cost overruns. (A do-it-yourself installation of a tub surround in your bathroom can turn expensive if your plumbing skills are not as honed as you would have liked them to be and you notice water dripping through your living room ceiling!)
Remi Lang Home Renovation, 2018-09-26 17:55:22. Make sure you analyze that the investment made by you in your home renovation project is worth it. Will the renovation project render your home more valuable and help you reap huge benefits while selling your home off? Honestly, not all the renovations bring worthy returns in the long run. For example, by investing in bathroom renovation, you can get a payback varying between 75 and 100%. However, from flooring you can get a payback of only 50 to 75%. A home renovation project can be costly. However, if you pay attention to some of the basic tips, you will be able to reduce the renovation costs drastically.
Elsie Hebert Home Renovation, 2018-09-26 03:03:11. If there is an effect you are observing you will have to think about all the possible causes and rate them accordingly. For example, a stain on the ceiling could be due a leaky roof, but it could also be due to a leaky pipe. Be sensible though (you have to stop somewhere) - it could also be spilled tea from a squirrel tea party, but it is quite unlikely. If it turns out that there is a significant issue, don't panic. Work on a plan and a time-frame to get it done. Talk to the contractor you choose to find out if the situation is extremely urgent or can be sat on for a couple of months or even a year or so. Understand that the money you are spending is buying you peace of mind and saving you long-term financial heartache, and know that there's always time to have your gâteau once you're certain you're breathing properly.
Elsie Hebert Home Renovation, 2018-09-25 22:45:36. Making sure that the contractor you hire is on the same page as you is one of the most important steps in home renovation. You can have this by opening the lines of communication from the start. Know that sometimes things can take an unexpected turn but that you are interested in keeping up to date with the progress and would like updates even when something goes haywire
Marina Avila Home Renovation, 2018-09-26 13:24:36. Another way to finance your renovations is a personal line of credit. Many homeowners prefer this option for long-term renovations as you can access funds at any time. Moreover, regular repayments and monthly statements help you track your renovation expenses. While lines of credit usually have lower interest rates than credit cards, they may be higher than those on personal loans.
Anika Shaw Home Renovation, 2018-09-27 01:07:44. Renovations, modifications, or any kind of additions to your home not only make your property look more attractive but also increase the property value. If you plan to sell your property, you can expect an increase in your property value if you have renovated your house. You can decide on home additions to add more rooms - making changes to previous rooms such as modifying your kitchen, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, etc. You can also go for a basement renovation for your home.
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