Category Archives: Project Management

Sometimes Going Forward Takes Compromise

In my experience, owners have different reasons for wanting to get something built. Sometimes there is a disconnect between what they want to build and what they can afford to build. Recently a friend was working on a project where the owner's design committee stated the budget on the project was up to 20 million dollars. The…
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When do you make money on the property flip?

When do you think you make your money in a property flip? Is it when you buy right or sell quick? I often hear people say, "In real estate investing you make all your money by buying right!" I think that the truth is, "Buying Right" is only part of the 'flipper equation'. Most property flips have…
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Making FF&E, Material and Finish Selections

The term FF&E is an acronym for Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment. Of course Furniture is movable items such as tables and chairs. Fixtures are the immovable items such as cabinets. Equipment is a machine such as a water-heater or air conditioner. All are used to make a house or other space suitable for living and/or…
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10.5 questions to ask before signing with a contractor.

Before ever signing with a contractor to remodel your home, you will want to talk to several companies to get more information about each. You can choose to talk with each contractor, conducting a short phone interview as you connect, or you can choose to include a questionnaire as part of a simplified interview process,…
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