How can I get more customers to call me 4 home Improvement work beside adds in the paper or flyers?
I am home Improvement company I really don't have alot of money to put adds out.I have put in yellow pages and handed out flyers what can I do 2 get more customers.If there anyway to get addeds in papers 4 little money please help in any way
Question answered by Alex B
Find out if there are any business groups in your area who trade referrals. I am in one group and we have representatives from a lot of diffferent industries (e.g. real estate, tile & granite, insurance, web design etc) and at the end of each meeting we trade referrals. Basically, if I know a person who is looking for home improvement or if the realtor in the group knows a home owner who needs work you would get their name and contact info so you can get the business. It has been great for me and most the members of our group see a significant imporvement in business. We did have a landscape person who eventually had to stop coming because he was too busy!!
You may also want to see about local chamber of commerce events like business after hours etc. It is a lot of work, but referrals are worth their weight in gold!!!
What home improvement, home renovation and home restoration grants should I apply for if I live in upstate NY?
Hello. I live in Broome County, NY. My family needs money to fix up our house with. What home improvement, home renovation and home restoration grants should I apply for since I live in Broome County, NY? Please let me know. Thank you.
Question answered by YahooWhiz
The first step is to check with your local bank and realtors...there are also national grants available from the government. Take a look at this article 'How to Get a Home Improvement Grant' http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/459112/how_to_get_a_home_improvement_grant.html for some tips.
How do I get home improvement reviews?
I am helping http://www.showroom411.com launch their new site and they need product reviews. What is the best place to find people interested in Home Improvement?
Question answered by Usfaiz
Every women is passionate about their house and definitely go for home improvement reviews.
I have gone through your website. I saw affiliate ads, rather than becoming an affiliate i suggest you to introduce contextual ads in your web.
You can either get codes from google that help you to get your company listed in most frequent searches.
Federal Home Improvement Grants, how do they work, how do you apply?
I see advertisements for federal grants that do not have to be paid back that are for everything from small business funding to home improvements. I was wondering if anyone has ever received a grant for home improvement and how you apply and/or qualify to receive one. Basically, how do I get one to do home improvements and renovations??
Question answered by TIMOTHY H
Most of the home improvement grants are for renovating property in low income areas, and you have to use the property for section 8 rentals, not your own home. google search it, I found the site that way. There are grants for everything you can think of. It's a .gov website. Don't subscribe to any service that wants to charge money for finding grants for you, those svcs. are just a scam. Anyone can research and apply. I spent two days scrolling through all of the grant information just to find out that I didn't qualify for anything. Some of them are pretty funny, I saw one grant for immigrants from Africa to study ancestrial drumming. The comedian David Letterman has set up a grant for " mediocre students with little ambition". The only grant I was eligible for was down payment assistance for first time homebuyers, the application process was so long I closed on the house and moved in before I heard anything.
When doing taxes can you deduct home improvement expenses every year or only the year you sell?
I was told that you could deduct home improvement expenses until the year you sold your house. Is this true?
Question answered by yourtabo
Home improvement costs generally increase your adjusted basis to your house and not deductible during current year. If you took a loan to pay for these improvements, the interests you paid are deductible. Also, if your home improvement is only repainting the house, it is not considered home improvement and you cannot add the costs to your adjusted basis regarding capital gain taxes. But if the repainting job is part of a bigger home improvement project, then it's ok to add the costs to the your adjusted basis.
Now make sure you keep very good records on the costs for home improvement so you don't run into problems when you sold your home and report it to the IRS.
What type of lincensing do I need to start a home improvement company?
I want to start a home improvement company
in the state of Maryland
Question answered by Phillip
You need an EIFN number so you can setup an LLC or some sort of corporation (See: http://www.maryland.gov/portal/server.pt?open=18&objID=419626&mode=2&cached=true ). You also need a Sales and Use tax certificate. The license info you need can be found here: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/occprof/homeim.html for home improvement.
why don't i have varited items and home improvement on virtual families on my ipod?
on virtual families on my ipod when i click the store the only thing i have is food,upgrades,and some medicines the varied items not there and the home improvement items are not there either..how do i get them?
Question answered by Naveen
Making home improvements not only creates beautiful upgrades to your home but can also increase its overall value. Updating an old bathroom is one of the most profitable home improvements you can make.Adding casual living areas like a den or family room is a smart home improvement.Adding a second bath to a house can be a significantly profitable home improvement. I recommend you to visit :
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Are there any home improvement sites for renters?
We're renting a house, and I want to fixup the bathroom and the kitchen, but all the home improvement and makeover sites I've been to only have stuff that I know I can't and don't want to do, so if anyone knows of any sites, or if anyone has any ideas of their own, I would appreciate it! I'm looking for things I can do myself.
Question answered by quamquamsidere
How extensive a "fixup" were you going to do? Check your lease first to see what you're allowed to do without prior written consent from the landlord. Most residential leases, at least in my market, limit tenant alterations to reasonable changes that can be easily restored to their original condition when the tenant leaves (e.g. painting, hanging shelving and pictures).
Major renovations, such as replacing cabinets, tile, appliances, must only be done with the landlord's consent. He'll be living with your choices long after you move out, so HE has the right to say no, or, if he says yes, to approve styles and materials. Also, all improvements belong to the landlord, so unless he's cut you a deal where you fix the place up in exchange for much lower rent, you're losing money on the deal.
That being said, there are plenty of things you can do to fix the place up. Paint is the easiest way to liven up the kitchen and bath. Even if you're not up to decorative painting, a good fresh coat of paint will brighten any room. For kitchen and bath, make sure to use a semi-gloss paint (there are some that are specifically for kitchens and baths)--this will hold up to the moisture, dirt and grease and be easier to clean.
Use baskets or boxes covered with cloth or contact paper to corral small or oddly-shaped items in kitchen and bathroom cabinets or shelves. Cheap and decorative way to increase storage space and keep the place looking neat.
If you need more cabinet space in the kitchen or bath, try to find old dressers, china hutches, bookcases or cabinets on Craigslist or your local freecycle--these can be cleaned, painted, and moved around to suit your space. I used an old 1940's metal dresser for years as a kitchen island/storage for pots and pans. Dressers with missing drawers make good deep shelving for large pots and baking sheets: just cut plywood to fit where the drawer bottoms would sit.
With your landlord’s permission, you can paint or reface existing cabinets. If not, you can usually cover objectionable cabinets with contact paper or starched fabric without permanent harm to the surface. (Contact paper has gotten a lot cooler--it now comes in all sorts of styles, including faux leather, faux granite, real cork, brushed aluminum and copper, etc.).
Also, you simply must check out Craftster! It’s not a home improvement site, as such, but it has every sort of craft and DIY project you can imagine, from what to do with old light bulbs to decorative painting, furniture design and complete room makeovers, in every style from classic to gothic and back again. And if you ask nicely, the members will often give you a free tutorial. :D
What if there are no home improvement items In the store on virtual families?
I am playing the lite version for iPad, and there are no home improvement items or "various items" available in the store. I'm not sure if that is just a downside of the lite version or if that is not normal.
Question answered by Kristine
That's the downside buy the full version if you want to buy improvements to the house
If you have a lien on your house can you get a home improvement loan on the property?
The property is financed through a private party, not a bank or mortgage co. Can you get a home equity loan to fix it up? Or a home improvement loan? even though there is a lien on the property?
Question answered by young2bballin
Yes. The mortgage company will want to get the home appraised to make sure it is worth how much you are trying to take from it. But as long as you have enough it should not be a problem. You can either keep your current mortgage and also get a second mortgage for however much you are looking to get. You also have the option of refinancing and paying off the original lien and receiving the rest of the money from the loan payed out to you so that you can use it for home improvements.