From personal loans and lines of credit to home equity loans and homeowner mortgages, you will probably find there are many financing possibilities to consider. Search for a professional renovator Hire a professional renovator for appropriate service and high-quality results. On the GVHBA website click on ‘Find a Member’ to see a list of member renovators in the Greater Vancouver area. Ask for recommendations from relatives, friends and neighbours. Feel free to visit their website at visit this site for more details.
Once you have obtained the names of several professional renovators, interview them. Choose your contractor. Be sure that all the items that are important to you have been listed. Choose a few of the renovators that you feel most comfortable with. If you have plans and specifications, have a proposal provided to you by the selected renovators. Ask the renovators to provide you with a proposal and a budget for a design/build project if you do not have plans already. A complete service, including their own in-house or private designers or architects, will be provided by most professional renovators. Check references Do not omit this step just because you are too busy or “they seem like the right person for the job.” Call the GVHBA, the previous customers of the renovator, the bank and the supply store for building to make sure you make the right choices. Work out a contract Unless you are sure the renovator has properly understood what you want, don’t take the lowest bid automatically. Low bids sometimes ultimately turn out to be the most expensive. If you accept the offer from the renovator, it is time for the contract to be written. It is necessary to describe even the simplest of jobs in writing, because the contract is the basis of understanding between you and your renovator. Then read it carefully before signing a contract. Are you pleased with the job description that needs to be done? Does it include holdbacks in the payment schedule?