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  • Protect Your Lien Rights

    Consider this scenario: During the course of a project, the homeowner pays the contractor, but the contractor doesn't pay his subs or material suppliers. One of the subs or suppliers then files a construction lien on the property. The homeowner, of course, goes crazy. He has already paid, he says...

  • Business

    Prepare your company for the end of the year; get paid faster with credit cards

  • Pricing Handyman Work

    It may surprise you to find out that you're not in business to exercise your skill as a craftsman, to get a sense of pride from a job well-done, or to enjoy a sense of freedom by being your own boss. As good as those benefits are, they're by-products, not the purpose itself.

  • In the News

    Insurer wins Katrina case; Rhode Island toughens registration rules; Wisconsin limits impact fees; building costs rise; more

  • Keep Your License Current

    The California Supreme Court recently made a decision that I personally disagree with. Does the court care what I think? I'm sure it doesn't. Do you care? Well, you should — even if you're in another state — because if you don't keep your license current, you could face the same problem as the...

  • Personal Guaranty of Business Debt

    Most credit applications contain a personal guaranty. In this one, it's clearly spelled out in item No. 4, but in some cases it's buried in a longer document and written in language that makes it hard for the applicant to understand just what he's agreeing to.

  • Sec. 202 development preserved at Kirby Manor

    Cleveland—Before it was rescued by National Church Residences (NCR), the Villa St. Rose of Kirby Manor (Kirby Manor) was headed straight to default and eventually to the auction block.

  • AFT Index emerges from Street tumble with minor bruises

    Despite strong downward pressures from the broader markets for the session ended June 15, 2006, 

  • Allocating Risk With "Additional Insureds"

    You're starting to get contracts on bigger and bigger jobs, even — can you believe it? — government contracts. Good for you. But it's important to know what you're getting into: These contracts may contain terms you don't typically see on smaller jobs.

  • More borrowers opt for defeasance

    As interest rates and operating expenses rise, more apartment owners are using defeasance of their securitized mortgages to tap trapped equity and refinance before rates get too high.