Tips for Finishing an Attic

Plymouth, MN. Room Addition. Explore four tips for completing a finished attic. This article explores and describes some of the building code basics. Among the codes are access and egress, ceiling height, floor support, ventilation and insulation. Basics are given for each of the four described codes and what they will mean when converting a attic into more usable living space. Read the full...

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Before signing the refi loan papers

Plymouth, MN. Bathroom Remodeling. You’ve been approved for your mortgage refi and your feeling pretty good about the money you’ll be saving every month. Now’s the time to closely watch your lenders documents to make sure your getting the loan the lender promised. If you notice the terms are incorrect at the closing table, they cannot be corrected on the spot. The lender will...

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Think twice about banking with your mortgage lender

Maple Grove, MN. Kitchen Remodeling. Right of offset lets banks tap deposits for missed loan payments. It maybe a good idea to move your checking or savings account to a different bank if your bank still owns your loan. Then it would be much more difficult to tap into your accounts as they would need a court order to locate your funds. You are at greater risk when a loan involves a commercial...

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How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink

Minnetonka, MN. Contractor. Your first step is to check if other sinks in your home are draining, if they don’t drain your main line is probably clogged and you’ll need a plumber. A clogged kitchen sink usually happens because your garbage disposal is clogged or your drain pipe is clogged. The easiest and most expensive way to get it cleared is to call a plumber. Most of the time...

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Black Mold In My Bathroom Get Rid Of It And Control It

Chanhassen, MN. Bathroom Remodeling Do you have the dreaded black mold in your bathroom and just can’t get rid of it or you finally get rid of it and then it just reappears in a few weeks or months later, even if you just had remodeling done on your bathroom. Find loads of information about black mold, mildew and other type of mold, not just the black variety, they also have a quick test...

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Can I Claim Home Improvement Costs On My Taxes

St. Louis Park, MN. Room Addition “We bought a home in Nov. 2009 and put $6000.00 into it before we moved in. Can we claim any of that on our 2009 taxes?” Generally no. Certain energy efficiency improvements might qualify for one of the Residential Energy Credits but these are limited. Without knowing exactly what you did it’s not possible to say if any of your improvements...

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Where Can I Get Financial Assistance to Get Remodeling Done

Edina, MN. Bathroom Remodeling Question I bought an older house five years ago. The cosmetic repairs that were made by the seller are now beginning to wear away. I am a single mom and lost my job. I need financial assistance to get the remodeling done so I can sell it before it goes into foreclosure. Are there any programs that offer assistance for remodeling? I need new floors, sheetrock and...

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