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Q. We have a situation where our new house was finished but our contractor didn’t get any inspections. Now we can’t get our certificate of occupancy. We replaced our house after Hurricane Sandy . . . more
Q. We want to re-insulate our house before winter while we renovate, and aren’t sure about which type to use. The costs seem to be very different between fiberglass and foam. more
Q. My father built a dormer on our house in the ’70s, and we want to sell the house but are being told that the permit didn’t include the bathroom or bedrooms. We decided to go with an expediter instead of an architect . . . more
Q. Our front yard has a hilly slope to the street with a wood wall holding it up, made of railroad ties. The wall is rotting in several places and can’t be fixed . . . more
Q. We bought a building that has three stores on the bottom and an attic above each store tall enough to stand in. The real estate rep said it was intended to be apartments that were just never built, and that it had “a lot of potential.” more
Q. We’re finally ready to add to our house, but dread doing it because of all the “wait time.” Our neighbors started planning two years ago and haven’t got plans yet. The house down the street . . . more
Q. My home has been under construction for a few years because we bought it as a flood-damaged property for a very low price. It’s our only chance at owning a home. It came with a permit from the previous owners, but . . . more
Q. I am so frustrated about my construction. I am acting as contractor, and the guy framing my house, whom I trust completely, is saying my plans are ridiculously over-designed . . . more
Q. During the recent storm, our neighbor’s tree blew down. Ironically, we had our very tall and weak-looking trees removed last spring, and while they were being cut, some twigs landed on our neighbor’s driveway, near her very expensive car. more
Q. Some men working out of the trunk of their car showed up this morning, and are power-washing the siding of my neighbor’s house. I know that, like many older homes in my neighborhood, the shingles are made of asbestos, so I wonder . . . more
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