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2021 Home Remodeling Design Trends in Los Angeles

2021 Home Remodeling Design Trends in Los Angeles

When people think about remodeling, they usually get excited about envisioning the beautiful new space they want to create.  Most people want to update their homes in order to get rid of old, worn, and outdated elements and replace them with new finishes that reflect...

Can’t Sell Your House? 6 Mistakes You Might Be Making

Can’t Sell Your House? 6 Mistakes You Might Be Making

Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that connects homeowners in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura or San Diego with reliable general contractors, we know the importance of selling a home quickly and at a good price – that’s why we invited Julia Weaver from Redfin...

10 Home Remodel Surprises You’ll Need To Prepare For

10 Home Remodel Surprises You’ll Need To Prepare For

10 Things To Know Before Starting a Home Remodel If you are preparing for a home remodel, there are a number of steps you should take to ensure a successful... and relatively stress-free project. Especially if this is your first time renovating, it’s especially...

Don’t Let a Home Inspection Kill Your Deals

Don’t Let a Home Inspection Kill Your Deals

Realtors know that almost every home transaction requires home inspections.  When it comes to ways to kill a deal, home inspections are often a leading culprit, so it’s worth discussing the issues involved.  Over the last ten years, I was involved in over 350...

Are Granny Flats The Best Idea For Retirees in Los Angeles?

Are Granny Flats The Best Idea For Retirees in Los Angeles?

Senior Preparing Food in a Granny Flat ADU     |    Credit: Getty Images Is a Granny Flat ADU a Good Idea For Seniors and Retirees in Los Angeles? You may have heard: the population of seniors and retirees is expected to surge in the near future. Over the next decade,...

Reality Check: Your Renovation Won’t Be Perfect

Reality Check: Your Renovation Won’t Be Perfect

How To Set Realistic Expectations For Your Home Renovation Project Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that connects homeowners in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura & San Diego with reliable general contractors, we talk to homeowners and contractors every day...

What Is a Contractor’s Bond and Why Should I Have One?

What Is a Contractor’s Bond and Why Should I Have One?

Do you know what a contractor’s bond is? If you are planning to hire a contractor to remodel your home, then you should! Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that connects homeowners in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura & San Diego with reliable general...

How To Get an Accurate Construction Estimate on Your Renovation

How To Get an Accurate Construction Estimate on Your Renovation

In the world of home renovations, staying on budget and on schedule starts with getting an accurate construction estimate. Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that connects homeowners in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura & San Diego with reliable general...

Never Make These 3 Home Renovation Mistakes

Never Make These 3 Home Renovation Mistakes

I should have known better. No matter how much experience you have, it's still easy to make stupid home renovation mistakes. I’ve been in construction for over 15 years. My focus has been helping owners and clients avoid the common pitfalls of the industry. My job is...

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