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Join The Home Remodeling Bootcamp and Avoid a Remodeling Nightmare!


Join the Home [Pre]modeling Bootcamp For Women

(and the men who love them!)

How You Can Avoid A Home Remodeling Nightmare

— And have a positive experience instead!

  • Do you want to avoid a home remodeling nightmare and the dreaded encounter with the contractor from hell?
  • Want to have greater control over your project rather than be at the mercy of your contractor? (who can make your life miserable if you choose poorly!)
  • Want to know what clauses you can and should include in your contract for greater protection?
  • Are you interested in learning step-by-step guidelines on hiring and working with contractors, architects and designers, what the permit process entails, what you should be looking for, questions you should ask and much more?

Then come work with me at the Home [Pre]modeling Bootcamp For Women and The Men Who Love Them!

>>> Click “Register Now” to register now through our secure credit card payment system. <<<






Having a positive experience with a remodeling or building project is possible and many folks have expressed how pleased they were with the outcome despite a few bumps in the road.

But just as many people, if not more, have had the opposite experience, some far worse than others. Those who fall into this group typically did not thoroughly checkout their contractor, lacked information on what their state laws require of both contractor and homeowner, signed contracts they really didn’t understand with no protective language therein for the consumer, and simply did not realize the real risks involved in contracting for a home renovation or building project.

Construction nightmares are preventable. But you need to know and understand the risks, the facts, and tools such as contract clauses and bullet-proof specifications to protect yourself from unforeseen problems.


In the Home [Pre]modeling Bootcamp For Women and The Men Who Love Them, you will learn how to protect yourself by:

  • Not allowing room for something to go wrong
  • Creating a system to detect and correct potential problems
  • Fully understanding what it is you must do to have control over your project and your money.
  • Overview of construction contract clauses and requirements
  • Getting educated on specification sheets, proper invoicing and permits

I thought we had done a fairly good job of vetting our contractor by checking his license with the Contractors State License Board for any complaints and to verify it was current. We also spoke with the referrals he provided us with and even visited one of his projects. Things appeared to be OK and I relied on my husband who knew more about construction than I did at the time. He actually detailed a number of items to be added to the contract that were not spelled out, though in our conversations the contractor assured us all would be done. But still, the specifications fell short of all the necessary details and these came back to haunt us down the road.


You can read more about it on my site, but the goal here is to have you avoid the hell I went through as well as so many others like myself. Believe me, it can happen to anyone regardless of the size and scope of your project. A bathroom or kitchen remodel can cause as much unnecessary pain and legal problems as a second story addition. It’s all about knowing what you can and cannot expect with your project.

Avoiding a home remodeling and construction nightmare requires that you, the homeowner, take the time to educate yourself on the many levels of complexities and legal issues behind home renovation and construction.

Home remodeling in particular has a lot of unknowns with respect to the existing structure – your home. Hiring the right contractor with the kind of experience that is needed for home renovations is extremely important. Unexpected problems or revelations will likely present themselves due to the discovery of existing conditions not visible until the demolition phase is underway. A contractor who does new construction primarily will not be the best choice. Someone who has focused a good deal of his/her business on renovating existing homes will be better prepared for the unexpected.


To address these issues and much more in greater detail, I’ve designed a course called the “Home Remodeling Boot Camp For Homeowners” that requires participation and research on the homeowner’s part.

And the good news is that I’ve done the major research for you! You just have to click and read and download.

The course outlines are beyond what is on the contractorsfromhell.com public site and has some downloads and links to a number of articles on legal issues to get you going in the right direction. And you’ll have a forum to ask questions, share ideas and contribute in any way you see fit. It’s all about engaging you in the process of contracting for a home remodeling or building project that will empower you to make the best choices and decisions for your project.

For only $67 you will have 90 day access to all the information and downloads you need as part of your arsenal. And you’ll also have access to me down the road if questions come up after you’ve gone through the Boot Camp.

> > Click below to register for 90 day access to the Home Remodeling Boot Camp For Homeowners




 

Here’s a sample of what we’ll cover:

  • Plans and Specifications: What to consider and what you can’t afford not to include.
  • An overview of how items should be itemized in the “spec’ sheet.
  • Architect, Draftsman Services or Design/Build: The scope of work required will help dictate your choice but what are the pros and cons?
  • Permits: What you must know before you even begin sketching out your ideas and the importance of doing your own research on obtaining permits.
  • Estimates and Bids: There is a difference and every trade and state use these legal documents but be careful not to sign something that obligates you contractually – unknowingly!
  • Construction Contracts: Key clauses to consider including and the need to create your own contract versus accepting what the contractor gives you to sign.
  • Hiring Contractors – Downloads you can use:• Contractor checklist

    • Contractor questionnaire,

    • Contractor evaluation forms

  • Deposit-Installments and Payments: Keeping control of your money and your project while keeping in line with your State’s laws.
  • Preliminary Notices and Mechanic’s Liens: Get up to speed on your state’s laws before you sign the contract.
  • Lien Releases, Conditional and Unconditional Lien Waivers, Final Releases and Notice of Completion: Links to sample forms and state-by-state laws.
  • Insurance Requirements: Workman’s Compensation (Workman’s Comp), Surety Bonds, Payment and Performance Bonds, General Liability, Builders Risk
  • Joint Control / Escrow: What you must know should you go this route and why you still need to double check every sign off to the contractor.
  • Warranties: Read the fine print and ask questions before your purchase
  • Working with your contractor and keeping him/her honest.

Communication and transparency throughout the project is a key ingredient to having a positive experience.

The Bootcamp is designed to empower, engage and inform everyone with knowledge that will help them to choose their contractor wisely and mitigate the most common problems when working with contractors. You do this in part by developing a solid contract with detailed specifications and putting into place legal mechanisms for protection in the form of clauses to ensure there is complete transparency as to expectations between all parties and will hold up in a court of law should it get to that. You’ve got to leave no stone unturned; remember, everything you do here is to KEEP your contractor honest.

So now you should have a clear idea as to why you need to do so much important work. And though there are no guarantees that all will go well, you will be armed with the necessary information to use when hiring and working with your contractor and important tools you need to be aware of to protect yourself and your property. After all, it is a business agreement, which brings to mind looking for an attorney. Get that done at the beginning as you’ll want to have an attorney review your contract and/or be available down the line should you need to seek his/her counsel.

To help folks during these difficult times I’m discounting the cost from $97 to $67 giving everyone the opportunity to join and get educated and engaged in their home remodeling or building project.

Your Only Cost Is $67 – This will give you full access to complete this one month course and obtain all the information and downloads you’ll need. Try getting the kind of information provided in the Boot Camp from an attorney AND for this low cost. Fat chance – not even for an average hourly fee of $350!

Ready to join the “Boot Camp”? Then click the “Register Now” button below to register and get more details on membership requirements. Be assured that you’ll be using a secure credit card payment system, using either PayPal, Visa, Master Card or American Express.




 

 

Jody Costello

Americas’ Home Renovation Planning Expert

Home Improvement Expert

eLocal.com

Home Improvement Expert

eHow.com

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