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Homeowner - Contractor

  • Do you feel hot air coming out of your eaves and soffit vents? Do you have a ridge ventilation designed home?
    Writers Pool

    We trust our professionals to do things correctly the first time each and every time they are tasked the work. But sometimes we get a new sub-contractor that hasnt had the time to gain experience of just how to do things right the first time.

  • Louisiana State Contractors Licensing information from a Homeowners understanding
    Murray Wennerlund

    So many of us trust our contractors to do us right. Many of us dont know there are over 4,000 licensed and insured contractors in the state covering foundations to electrical. But all to often we hire a general contractor that hires unlicensed workers.

  • HUD CDBG-DR Grants are designed for Low to Moderate Income families are you qualified?
    Murray Wennerlund

    After a declared disaster FEMA is first to offer GRANTS then second is HUD CDBG-DR GRANTS you need to know your AMI percentage to be able to plan. If your AMI is below the value listed on this page for your area then DO NOT sign an SBA LOAN.

  • Louisiana Homeowners Assistance Program Task Force gets brief from public over statutory and regulatory issues
    Murray Wennerlund

    We the people of Louisiana have heard all about this big SBA fix. We might believe you if you start following the active fixes currently in place. We call your attention to laws and regulations that our Senators Kennedy and Cassidy worked to get us all.

  • Limited rental assistance to no more than 24 months to a household, now is 3 yrs. for TX, LA, PR, Virgin Isl
    Contributor

    FEMA Limits rental assistance to no more than 24 months to a household. Continuums of Care in Texas, Louisiana, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Florida due to damages and related flooding sustained by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

  • Homeowners have no state protections from Licensed Contractors that outsource work to UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS.
    Supervisor

    When you feel safe about your contractor and you have a copy of their business license, state building license, certificate of proof of general liability and workers compensation insurance both valued at 100,000 you think youre protected. Not so fast!

  • How to Create your Contractor Contract Checklist for Homeowners
    Writers Pool

    When I use the word "Contractor" what I really mean is the person or group of people you are hiring to do a project to which you are not going to do anything to or be involved with other than setting up the original order and contract.

  • How to select trees for your yard to make your property look beautiful
    Contributor

    What type of tree can I plant on my property? What would grow best in my area?

  • How to read FIRM Flood Insurance Rate Maps
    Contributor

    Question: Is the unshaded area in the FIRM out of the flood zone?

  • You will be the best homeowner contractor
    Writers Pool

    Many homeowners may not realize that being their own contractor can be very rewarding and cost saving at the same time. If you knew the Cake Baker and retired IT Programmer were some of your choices in contractors who would you trust with your home?

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