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Tips & Traps for Hiring a Contractor

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ISBN-10: 0071445846

ISBN-13: 9780071445849

Edition: 2005

Authors: R. Dodge Woodson

List price: $21.00
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Finding a good home improvement contractor can be difficult and frustrating. This book gives homeowners tips and techniques that will save them time, money, and frustration. It's packed with checklists, sample contracts and forms, and illustrations from a 30-year veteran of the construction industry.
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 4/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction
Should You Be Your Own General Contractor for Home Improvements?
Hiring a General Contractor
Hiring Subcontractors
Putting Your Job Out for Bids
Evaluating Contractors
Questions to Ask Contractors
Negotiating Your Best Deal
Deposits and Installment Payments
Putting it in Writing
Keeping Your Contractor Honest
Remodeling Rip-Offs
On-the-Spot Decisions
The Punch-Out Process
Signing Off on Your Job and Making Final Payments