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August 2017

4 Reasons to Never Pull a Permit for a Homeowner

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If you’re the contractor on a job for a homeowner, pulling permits will likely be part of the scope of services you’re being paid to provide. You’ll include the cost of the permits plus a fee to cover the time it takes to obtain them in your estimate. There are good reasons to never pull a permit for a homeowner.

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Construction Insurance for Homeowners

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Construction insurance is no different than normal insurance for the homeowner. The intent is to ensure that any liability for damage, personal injury or other types of damages do not become a financial or legal issue for you, the homeowner.  What are some of the important issues that should be understood by the homeowner, prior and during a construction activity?

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Avoid rework by avoiding these review traps

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  1. Sticking with tried-and-true paper files
  2. Putting off investing in tech in the field
  3. “If it ain’t till broke don’t fix it”
  4. Failing to adjust planning in real time

Want more info? Read this great article at Connect&Construct!

Big Jump in Building Permits for Residential Units in San Diego

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There were more than 2,100 residential construction permits issued in June, the most since March 2005. The sector has lagged most of this year, enough so that the total number of permits issued in the first six months as a whole are still down by 16.9 percent from last year.

More from the article at The Times of San Diego.

Three new laws to encourage housing construction in San Diego

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Do you know what San Diego City Council is doing to help create more housing?

Hot on the job site? Indoors?

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Here is a list of the best portable fans. Reviewed for you by Popular Mechanics!

 

Do you know the basics of construction accounting?

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Knowing basic financial numbers in your business will save you a ton of heartache and frustration. If you only know one number (say, your revenue number) but not your net income, you might find in 8 months that you’re out of business, because you’re not generating enough net income to stay in business.

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