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      Buying and Renovating a Home in Asheville

      The First step in renovating a home is creating a plan and a vision for what you want to do with that home you purchase here in the Asheville area. Planning the renovation is also very important since you will most likely need building permits and detailed construction plans will be needed to obtain these required permits. Take a look at other homes in your community that have been renovated to get ideas of the possibilities and choices you may have in changing both the interior look as well as the exterior look of the home. Older, more outdated homes can typically be purchased for below market values so renovating may be an option if you are looking for homes, land or real estate here in the Asheville North Carolina area.

      Make sure the home has good bones

      If you are looking at purchasing an existing home and then renovating it you will want to hire a qualified home inspector to make sure the home does not have too many major issues like bad foundation problems. Home inspectors will also inspect the major mechanical systems in the home like electrical, heating and air, as well as all of the plumbing throughout the home. Older homes may be required to be brought up to current building code standards in your county when the renovations are performed. Water damage and mold can also be of concern in older homes so the inspector will also make note of any of these conditions during the inspection process.
      Asheville NC Home Renovations

      Asheville NC Home Renovations

      Execution of the home renovation plan

      You will want to hire a reputable general building contractor to perform your home renovations. A good general contractor is not a specialist in any one area like baths or kitchens; however, they usually have a team of good sub contractors that are specialized in all specific areas of your construction. Your contractor will work with you to establish a budget, and also to set the total project completion date along with important milestone dates. Check references on the contractor and make sure you understand what is included in your specific contract so that change orders during the project are minimized. Home renovation projects can be very rewarding and also save you thousands on getting into that new dream home here in the Asheville area. Contact Green Mountain Realty at 828.215.9064 for homes, land or real estate here in the Asheville area.