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2021 Los Angeles Kitchen Remodel Costs and Tips

2021 Los Angeles Kitchen Remodel Costs and Tips

Kitchen Remodel Costs and Tips in Los Angeles: What You Should Know Some people have called the kitchen the ‘heart of the home’, and I think that’s a pretty good description. With the trend of open kitchens, most families spend a large portion of their at-home time in...

How to Find The Right General Contractors For Any Project

How to Find The Right General Contractors For Any Project

2021 Guide to the Best Los Angeles General Contractors Everyone knows it's daunting to begin planning for a home improvement or renovation project. People know the costs will be substantial, there is likely to be a disruption to their life during construction, and a...

Los Angeles ADU Rental Guide

Los Angeles ADU Rental Guide

Guide to Building an ADU Rental for Extra Income in Los Angeles As ADUs are becoming a major part of the real estate landscape in Los Angeles and Southern California, many homeowners believe building an ADU (ADU definition) is a good opportunity.  There are many...

Whole House Remodel Costs & Tips for Los Angeles

Whole House Remodel Costs & Tips for Los Angeles

As homes start to age and become old & outdated, many homeowners start thinking about a home renovation. Some people look around their home to decide which room or project to start on. Others decide that undertaking a whole house remodel makes the most sense so...

Los Angeles Garage Conversion in 2021 – The Affordable ADU

Los Angeles Garage Conversion in 2021 – The Affordable ADU

(Updated January 3, 2021) What You Need To Know About a Garage Conversion Garage Conversion in Los Angeles I recently did a garage conversion with a detached garage behind my home.  The garage was 468 square feet with dimensions of 18’ x 26’. I always wanted to...

10 Key Points to a Construction Contract

10 Key Points to a Construction Contract

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 a good construction contract - that's why we asked two experienced attorneys to share their...

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...

How to Deal with Contractor Delays – Bad Contractor Series Part 2

How to Deal with Contractor Delays – Bad Contractor Series Part 2

How To Deal With Contractor Delays Before we dig into this, don't forget to check out part 1 of our Bad Contractors series: How To Spot a Bad Contractor Those of us who have used the services of a general contractor to renovate a home know that it can be a stressful...

How To Spot a Bad Contractor Before It’s Too Late – Part 1

How To Spot a Bad Contractor Before It’s Too Late – Part 1

Everything you need to know about bad contractors, how to avoid them, and what to do if you're stuck with one Although people aren’t always fully aware, hiring a general contractor to renovate your home is a daunting and risky endeavor.  The process of renovating...

Why Real Estate Investors Should Consider ADUs In 2021

Why Real Estate Investors Should Consider ADUs In 2021

Los Angeles ADUs: A Real Estate Investor’s Perspective Whether you’re a seasoned real estate investor or you’re just interested in earning additional income from a rental property, this article is for you. Now that the ADU laws & restrictions have drastically...

ADUs in Los Angeles: Top 50 Frequently Asked ADU Questions

ADUs in Los Angeles: Top 50 Frequently Asked ADU Questions

ADU FAQ - 50 Most Popular ADU Questions Building an ADU has become more and more popular recently, yet a lot of people don't know much about them. If they do, they only know the very basics, like what it is and the different types of ADUs. With all of the new...

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