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DO IT YOURSELF REMODEL ADVISE

2016-03-23T14:14:57+00:00March 18th, 2016|

John Marzulli Says: A REALTOR CONTACTED ME THE OTHER DAY ASKING FOR MY HELP; THIS IS HOW THE STORY UNFOLDS: She has a house under contract to sell. The house has a family room addition which was converted from a porch. The appraiser is not recognizing the family room as living space because there was [...]

Summer Heat

2016-03-18T15:43:34+00:00August 20th, 2015|

SummerSafety = Water. Rest. Shade Summer is still hanging around and unusually high temperatures to continue over the next few weeks. Employers should remember these three simple words: Water, Rest, and Shade. Taking these precautions can mean the difference between life and death. Play it safe with the right safety training and help employees prepare [...]

Pull A Permit Use a Contractor or Lose your Investment

2016-03-18T15:37:58+00:00July 17th, 2015|

How much do you expect to spend on your addition? Since every house, every site, and every family’s wish list are different, the only way to get a realistic estimate for your particular project is to talk to local contractors. But as a general guideline, expect to spend anywhere from $100 to $200 (and up) [...]

It’s Raining Season Prevent Water Damage

2016-10-17T12:04:09+00:00July 16th, 2015|

The first signs of water damage might seem trivial. Warnings like water stains on the ceilings or a leak under the kitchen sink can lead to real problems. Maintenance is key: Check and replace washing machine hoses. Water heaters last 8-15 years-check for rust on tank, water spots around the base, drain pans full of [...]

LED LIGHTING FACTS

2016-03-18T15:35:11+00:00July 9th, 2015|

LED (light emitting diode) LIGHTING FACTS The promise of LEDs is that if you change your light bulbs today when your child is starting kindergarten, they won’t need to be changed again until he or she is a couple years out of grad school. What’s the payback for the average homeowner? If you’re replacing incandescent or [...]

NARI Tampa Bay Leads Way on Efforts to Crack Down on Unlicensed Contractors

2016-03-18T15:34:07+00:00June 25th, 2015|

NARI Tampa Bay is concerned with the illegal construction and remodeling activity occurring in the Tampa Bay region. The group has taken an active role in working with law enforcement and building departments to help find ways to enforce existing laws and regulations and stay within existing budgets of the various agencies. Several counties in [...]

Before you go on summer vacation….

2016-03-18T15:29:02+00:00May 28th, 2015|

10 Things To Do Before You Go On Summer Vacation….. Sunscreen? Check. Toothbrush? Check. Paperback novel? Check. You follow a list when you’re packing your suitcase, so why not do the same when you’re leaving your house for an extended period of time. Ensure peace of mind while you’re on summer vacation by remembering to [...]

Top Reasons to Remodel

2016-10-17T12:04:09+00:00May 21st, 2015|

Simple Desire for New Amenities Remains Top Reason to Remodel According to remodelers in NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI), a simple “desire for better/newer amenities” ranked as the number one reason customers remodeled their homes in 2014, just as it did in 2013. On a scale of 1 to 5 (where 1 indicates never or [...]

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