6 TIPS FOR BUILDING ON WATER

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People have been crowding the coasts for as long as we have been building cities. Those who make the choice to live near the water also know to treat its immense power with respect, because weather conditions can have disastrous effects on a home.  While an ocean view is worth paying for, following some custom … Continued

PREPARING FOR STORM SEASON IN A FLOOD ZONE

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If you live in a flood zone, you are no stranger to storm preparation. New Jersey has recently re-examined what it considers flood zone areas, and has put into place new laws and regulations for homeowners in those areas. For many people, this has meant hiring a commercial or residential contractor to raise their businesses … Continued

WHAT’S HOT IN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION IN 2014?

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When it comes to the home building industry, trends tend to stick around for a while, popular styles and processes evolve over time. Kiplinger’s Economic Outlook said that new home construction is expected to increase by about 16 percent or 580,000 homes in 2014.  That means if you’re one of the 580,000 building a new … Continued

BEFORE YOU START YOUR HOME REMODELING

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Ready, set, remodel!  But wait! Before making any big changes to your home, ask yourself these important home remodeling questions and consider some tips for building a home. Q: How long do you plan to live in your home post-renovation? Remodeling contractors will tell you, the longer you plan to live in your home, the … Continued

WHY YOU NEED A PROFESSIONAL GENERAL CONTRACTOR FOR RENOVATIONS

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Ask anyone who’s been through a home renovation and they’ll admit that it’s much more difficult than it seems. Remodeling and additions can look simple sketched out on paper, but the execution is a completely different story. Unexpected issues like weather conditions, shipping delays and structural problems can detour even the most well-thought-out plans, sending … Continued

QUESTIONS FOR LOCAL CONTRACTORS ABOUT RAISING YOUR HOME

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Any New Jersey resident can tell you that the local contractors have had a busy year. Even homeowners left relatively untouched by Super Storm Sandy in 2012 may need to consider elevated house plans to stay in compliance with the laws and their insurance. If you live in a flood zone and need to lift … Continued