December 7, 2019

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  1. How real-life renovation is different from HGTV (Part 2)
    Anyone who watches “reality” TV knows that there are elements of fantasy mixed in with reality. After all, there has to be enough drama to keep you interested in staying through the commercial breaks and move along fast enough that it covers everything important in its allotted time spot (which is about 42 minutes once you’ve taken off time for advertising).

    That’s part of the reason why HGTV shows make home renovation look quicker and simpler than it really is. In the previous article, Forbes.com contributor Ian Altman explained his nightmarish experience with a general contractor who signed a contract and immediately started complaining he wasn’t earning any money. Unfortunately, his troubles didn’t end there, and yours might not either.

    The disappearing electrician

    After firing his general contractor, Altman was left with the task of finding and hiring an electrician who’s prices would fit within his budget. He selected an electrician named Jason who settled on a fixed price for the project and plans moved forward, for once.

    However, with just a day or two left of work left, Jason mysteriously vanished from the job site and didn’t return for several days. Altman recounted, “I asked him when he would return to complete the work. . . . Five times he failed to show up as promised.” Finally, Jason admitted he was too busy with a commercial project he’d landed and further explained, “I’m done with houses anyway. It’s way too much hassle for zero money.”

    A contractor is bound to his contract

    So what’s your takeaway from all this? First of all, realize it isn’t your problem if a contractor signs a contract with an agreed-upon price and then complains about it later. If they didn’t feel it was worth their time, they shouldn’t have agreed to do the work in the first place. Do your homework to find out how much the project should cost and then ask several contractors to submit bids. And remember, you’ll get what you pay for.

    Get referrals before hiring anyone

    Second, when looking for contractors, ask around for referrals, read online reviews, and take everything you hear with a grain of salt. A drawback of online reviews is that people tend to only post extreme viewpoints—you’ll see little middle ground or neutral feedback. Personal referrals from people you know well are the best kind to go by, especially if you’re able to visit the person to see the contractor’s finished product. Don’t rely on the pictures on the contractor’s website as proof of the kind of work he’s done. If a contractor turns out to be fraudulent or unreliable, some of the blame will go to you for hiring him.


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    Source: forbes.com/sites/ianaltman/2015/02/09/nightmare-home-renovation-what-hgtv-forgot-to-tell-you/

    Tags: renovation, HGTV, hiring an electrician, general contractor, budget, home renovation, contract, contractor referrals
    Added on Feb 20, 2015 | 1582 Views | 
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  2. A Beautiful Abode
    Inspiration, tips, projects, and resources for creating a beautiful home on a tight budget.
    Added on Jan 29, 2008 | 1560 Views | 
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  3. A Day in the life....news and thoughts
    Adoption, Budgeting, Pets, Shopping and more
    Added on Sep 18, 2007 | 2051 Views | 
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  4. A Penny Saved
    Personal Finance explained for the average Joe - with money saving tips, investment, and budgeting.
    Added on Jul 10, 2007 | 1278 Views | 
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  5. According to Pranali
    According to Pranali has innovative ideas on Digital Marketing & Branding, Corporate Strategies, Leadership & Entrepreneurship. The blog features zero budget Buzz Marketing & zero budget Digital marketing & branding.
    Added on Sep 26, 2009 | 2084 Views | 
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  6. Amazing Travel Deals
    I share my secrets about traveling the world cheaply
    Added on Feb 8, 2009 | 1439 Views | 
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  7. Backpacker traveller
    my blog is about travelling
    Added on Apr 22, 2015 | 714 Views | 
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  8. Bathroom Remodeling Contractor Sydney
    Bathroom Remodeling is a fine method to home enhancement. You can change your home appearance along with a qualified bathroom remodeling contractor Sydney.
    Added on Feb 25, 2013 | 1202 Views | 
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  9. Best Traveling Guide
    Best Traveling Guide was made to help travelers around the world with travel tips, travel guides and advice.
    Added on Jan 31, 2012 | 1691 Views | 
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  10. Best TV Review
    An easy to read guide providing information on the latest TV technology on the market.
    Added on Aug 12, 2009 | 977 Views | 
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  11. Better on a Budget
    Written by a mother of 2 children, Better on a Budget shares tips and tricks for raising kids, creating healthy meals and lifestyles, green living, and more, all while on a budget. Advice for personal finance, debt repayment, and saving money is shared. Great deals and products are also featured. The author is all about living a better life, and doing it on a budget!
    Added on Aug 23, 2014 | 1541 Views | 
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  12. Blogs and Articles
    When we go shopping and see some marked down prices what do we usually do? We immediately buy things since they are on sale, right? Because the store is offering some discounts like for example up to 80%, we buy things even if we do not need it.
    There are easy solutions on impulse spending that I would like to share with you and by understanding it you will be relieved from stress on your finances and most likely in your relationships as well.
    Added on Aug 17, 2013 | 1129 Views | 
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  13. Born To Bunk Blog
    Born To Bunk's social travel blog offers an encyclopaedia of valuable information on great destinations, little known travel tips and opinion pieces. Anyone can contribute to the BornToBunk.com Blog, and receive credit! Snowball this and travel absolutely free.
    Added on Feb 23, 2014 | 1495 Views | 
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  14. Budget 2013
    Latest Updates on Union Budget 2013-14: Live India Budget News Updates, Budget Highlights/Expectations, Union Budget 2013 Date, Indian Railway Budget
    Added on Jan 24, 2013 | 1408 Views | 
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  15. Budget Earth
    Budget Earth is dedicated to helping other live a healthier, greener lifestyle while still living on a budget. Learn to be Eco-friendly without killing your budget with fun recipes, tips & articles!
    Added on Apr 16, 2012 | 1197 Views | 
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  16. Budget Girls Canadian Guide
    I share my experiences, my epic failures, and some pretty damn good advice. So whether you're planning a trip across Canada, or even considering it, add my blog to your favorites!
    Added on Mar 15, 2011 | 1942 Views | 
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  17. Budget Life
    this is a blog focused on college budget management, student loans, and financial aid, but will also have general budget information for everyone.
    Added on Sep 25, 2007 | 1519 Views | 
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  18. Budget Savvy Mommas!
    A site for budget savvy women, moms and mommas who are on a budget trying to save a buck. Together we will discuss how to save more, earn more and create more money in our homes. P.S. Dad's can peek too!
    Added on Dec 3, 2008 | 1266 Views | 
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  19. Budget Travel and Security Tips
    Your vacation budget goes further with cheap flights and travel, low cost accommodation,
    Added on Jan 19, 2007 | 930 Views | 
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  20. Budget Wedding Ideas Blog
    Money Saving Ideas for Bridal Shower and Wedding Favors, Gifts, Centerpieces, Decorations and more!
    Added on Aug 10, 2008 | 1413 Views | 
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