hen they finally decided to build a new home, Linda and Jimmy hired the best-known (and most expensive) builder in their area. They paid the premium for his services, because they assumed there would be few, if any, real problems with the construction.
Wrong. When it comes to building or doing a major renovation on your home, there are always going to be problems, no matter how much you pay your contractor.
There's no substitute to showing up at the construction site every day of the job. Whether you're spending tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, make it a point to visit the job site at least once a day.
With luck, you'll catch small problems before they grow into something that's expensive and time-consuming to correct.
Ilyce Glink is the bestselling author of 100 Questions Every First Time Home Buyer Should Ask, and is the Managing Editor of Right at Home Daily.