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  • Tip of the Day: Hiring A Landscaper

        Here is one quick, money-saving tip that will help you fix up and improve your home. All from the award-winning On The House Tip of the Day.’  

    • Posted October 21, 2017
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    How to Spot A Home Repair Scam

    Imagine something is busted around your home and it’s beyond your DIY talents. Time to bring in a contractor, right? The good news is that the vast majority of contractors working today are licensed, bonded and insured....

    • Posted April 12, 2016
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  • Being Your Own Contractor

    A good contractor can make a lot of money. Why not put that money in your pocket instead! After job costs such as subcontractors, direct hire labor and materials, a remodeling contractor will earn somewhere between 33-...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • Carey Brothers Remodeling as Best of Houzz 2016

    Carey Brothers Remodeling has been recognized as Best of Service on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Carey Brothers was chosen by the over 35 million monthly users and was rated at the highest...

    • Posted January 24, 2016
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    Lingo of Builders/Contractors

    Are you confused when your builder talks? Mad when your contractor says “yes”- but means “no”? Builders and contractors have a mysterious and secret lingo all their own and understanding “construction-speak” is both handy and necessary to...

    • Posted June 9, 2014
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  • License and Building Permits

    Some feel that a building permit is like calling the IRS to see if you owe any money. Not a good idea. But we have strong feelings in favor of permits and licenses. They protect us all...

    • Posted May 11, 2014
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  • Permits and Contractor Licensing Are There for You

    A reader of our newspaper column writes: “I subscribe to the postulate that licensing is for the protection of those licensed — not the public. My 60-year-old house was built by my grandfather and uncle, no permits...

    • Posted May 3, 2014
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  • Dont Pay to Have Your Furniture Moved

    For the most part stretching a carpet is very easy – if you are a carpet layer. When hiring a carpet contractor keep in mind that the cost of removing and replacing furniture can be several times...

    • Posted May 2, 2014
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    Shingle Installation

    Question I have a cabin and had the roof replaced. The contractor put new plywood on the roof, then put the composition shingles on the plywood without felt paper. He said this is the way he does...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Contractor Negotiations

    What is the most common mistake homeowners make when hiring a contractor? They play the lowest-bid game, and it’s an invitation to disaster. Getting bids and finding the right contractor are two entirely different things. Often, the...

    • Posted March 25, 2014
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