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The “Cost Plus Fee” residential contract has been gaining popularity in my practice for years and it is now my preferred contract to have with a contractor. But what exactly is it and why should you use it? That’s easy …

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Hiring a residential contractor shouldn’t be all that hard but you should think long and hard about the type of contract you have with your contractor. A competitively bid contract may be the most common but is it the best one for you?

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A big bag of nothing

Bob Borson —  April 28, 2011 — 11 Comments

A look at the different way clients view construction budgets. It’s either a big bag of something or a big bag of nothing. Which one are you?

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Residential construction costs are not that complicated unless you really want to make them that way. There are some general broad stroke pieces of information that if you know them, you will not be surprised when it comes time to planning your budget.

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Modern design, including modern architecture, is experiencing a dramatic surge in popularity. More and more of our clients are coming in and asking for modern designs without knowing what it means to have a residence in the “modern” style. I am going to give you the starter kit of classic rules for modern architecture:

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