Northridge, Ca (PRWEB) September 07, 2012
Renovating Northridge real estate isn’t easy, but when done right, it can really pay off. Although people choose to renovate for different reasons, almost all are at risk for falling into one of the many pitfalls of the renovation process. To save renovators time, money, and energy, Red Blue Realty presents 4 common renovation mistakes that should be avoided at all costs.
Neglecting to Research
Without question, there is a ton of research that goes into every successful home renovation project. While reading this article is a good start, it’s crucial to investigate any and all laws and regulations that might pertain to a specific renovation. This is especially important when putting up Northridge homes for sale, because one safety regulation can make or break a deal.
Going Without a Contractor
For many, “doing it yourself” is only an option for simple modifications and renovations. For tougher jobs, a general contractor is a must. Finding the right contractor isn’t an easy task, but it’s worth it. A good contractor can be the difference between a successful renovation and an absolute nightmare.
When searching for contractors, a good place to start is friends and family. After exhausting that resource, check out online reviews and anecdotes to determine whether or not a contractor is worth the time and money.
For those trying to increase the value of their Northridge homes for sale, one of the most common mistakes is to either go over budget or, even worse, to not have a budget to begin with. A budget is vital for any renovation, no matter how big or small. Without a clearly outlined spending plan, costs can quickly spiral out of control.
Renovating Without Permits
After researching the regulations, finding the right contractor, and creating a budget, renovators must ensure that they have all the necessary remodeling permits. Homeowners who choose to renovate without permits run many risks, primarily in the form of exorbitant fines and penalties. In many cases, these risks can greatly outweigh the rewards.
For those interested in buying or selling a home in Northridge, contact Red Blue Realty today for the perfect Northridge real estate agent!
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