HomeWork: New City's Remodeling Blog

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Welcome to New City's remodeling blog, HomeWork. We developed this blog to provide prospects, clients and partners with useful information about the remodeling business, remodeling finance, construction issues, 203k work and other related matters. Please contact us if you have an idea for a topic you would like us to cover in a future edition of this blog.
We have been working with a home-buyer this week who wants to purchase a shell in Baltimore City, so we can then do a full-gut rehab on the property for her.  This client has had a couple of target properties in mind. Since we have done over a hundred of these projects in Baltimore, we have been ...
New Before & After Pictures for a Major Remodel in Washington, DC's Columbia Heights Neighborhood We're pleased to share the photos from our latest project. A homeowner purchased this Columbia Heights rowhome in Washington, DC and wanted to update it before he moved in. New City reconfigured the...
People often wonder whether or not it makes sense to hire a general contractor (GC) for their home remodeling or 203k project. It really depends on the nature of your project, your construction knowledge and the free time you have available. But first, let's talk about cost. As with any service, ...
New Before & After Pictures for a Luxury Rowhome near Baltimore City's Patterson Park We're pleased to share the photos from our latest project. This 3-story rowhome was fully gutted to the 100-year-old-brick walls to create a brand-new luxury home. Floorplans for all levels were custom-designed...
We are a stable and growing residential remodeling company that serves clients throughout the Baltimore-Washington area (DC and Baltimore City plus Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel, PG and Montgomery counties). Our typical projects are whole-house remodels, additions and full-gut rehabs ranging fr...
Part 3: Planning for Project Discoveries In the last post of this series, we talked about Setting Realistic Expectations for Your Home Remodeling Project. Today, we're going to discuss discovery items. These are the issues that are often unknown before a project starts. When they are discovered,...
  In the first post of this series, we explored the Top Ten Problems Homeowners Face in Remodeling Projects. But, a list of problems is not very helpful without some solutions, so we'll start tackling those now. Set Realistic Expectations for Your Home Remodeling or 203k Project The first and bes...
203Ks, Home Additions, Finished Basements and Whole-House Renovation Jobs Undertaking a remodeling project -- especially a large one -- can be overwhelming. For most people, it's a new experience, it's one of the biggest purchases they'll ever make, and they find themselves dependent on people w...
So it's a Friday afternoon, and I am working on our Internet marketing.  A good friend, also an Active Rainmaker, Brent Kluge (a terrific lender, by the way, if you are looking for an expert on 203ks and other renovation financing), helped us create our first video of completed projects to post o...
In order to be a successful 203K contractor, a construction company must be able to operate under HUD's rules for the 203k loan program. Some of these requirements are quite contractor-unfriendly, so it can often be difficult to find a company that is qualified or even interested in doing this wo...

Joey Yaffe

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