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Move or Improve in NJ

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Not sure whether to MOVE or IMPROVE? Our team can provide valuable information that will help you and your family decide which is best.

THE TEAM: Realtors and Project Designers

THE SERVICE INCLUDES:

-MOVE or IMPROVE options detailed in a report illustrating Dollars and "Sense" -Two comprehensive meetings with two team members

THE GUARANTEE:

100% of the fee is credited with the next step services provided

Let professional realtor Jacki Venezio and the DBP team professionally help you and your family decide whether it's best to MOVE or IMPROVE.

THE MOVE OR IMPROVE PROCESS:

First consultation is to discover the family’s desires and considerations. $250 fee   If hired ($1,200 with the initial consultation fee applied), a written report is prepared by the Move or Improve team which includes:

MOVE Analysis:

 
  • Current market value
  • Comparable neighborhood listings and sales
  • List of need to fix and update task items for preparation to show the home
  • Remodeler’s cost estimate
  • Strategy plan for marketing and selling the home
  • List of local (or desired town/area) homes to buy that already have all the desired features and upgrades
  IMPROVE Analysis:
  • Personalized list of desired upgrades
  • Remodeler budget ranges
  • Design and architectural fee estimate
  • Perform a simple feasibility study regarding local zoning codes for exterior and/or addition projects
  • Provide a macro timeline illustration of estimated Design, Pre-production and Production durations
 

Second consultation is to deliver, discuss and review information and options.

100% of the fee is credited toward the next step, MOVE or IMPROVE services provided

MOVE or IMPROVE in NJ is a division of Design Build Planners LLC

Jacqueline Venezio is a NJ licensed real estate agent and the CEO of Design Build Planners LLC

One Floor Living in New Jersey

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While some people dream of large mansions, others prefer single floor living. These are known as ranch-styled homes. Ranch homes are deeply rooted in American history and have appeal to homeowners for many different reasons. Firstly, ranch homes are often less expensive. Further, for families with elderly (or aging) like the ability to have them avoid having to use the stairs. Read below to get the takes from Jacki Venezio and the Design Build Planners team.

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8 Tricks to Keeping Your Home Clean

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Most people have a decent idea of the basics of keeping a clean home (even if all don't always want to work to!). While there are several great cleaning products to help with a myriad of keeping your home clean, there are items in your home you might not always think about cleaning. Below you will find tips of 10 of these items. Continue reading

Virginia Kitchen Remodel by Leo Lantz Construction

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Virginia Remodeling Project by Leo Lantz Construction Leo Lantz Construction, located in Glen Allen, Virginia is a Design Build Planners Preferred Remodeler. This project was a kitchen remodel in North Chesterfield, Virginia. Continue reading

Painting Wood Stairs in NJ

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Wood stairs can look old and worn over time. One potential fix is painting your wood stairs. If the painting is done by a professional, you won't have to worry about the painting chipping right away. You only get the benefit of revitalizing a focal point of your interior...As you can see by the before and after pictures, it certainly adds pop! Having done several job for our clients, DBP Trade Partner, Tammy Thiele is our go to referral. Tammy did the wood stair painting project featured in this blog.

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Pricing Variables in Home Addition Projects

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Remodeling estimates or quotes are often highly variable from remodeler to remodeler. As you can see in this post, square footage pricing is a poor barometer to judge by. It's important to know exactly what is being quoted and why projects in different areas can come in at different price points. Read below to find out what DBP said in response to the question: "Rough estimate for a 1 story extensions on a slab that is 18x14. Possibly 9-10’ ceilings." Continue reading

Folding Bench Seat for a Shower

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Shower seats are very practical for many reasons in bathroom remodels. Free standing shower seats are liable to topple over, however, wall supported shower benches come with a hinged support bracket, so they can be folded up and out of the way when not in use. While they are commonly installed for elderly people or people with mobility issues, many find that it is useful when exhausted. Women also frequently use it for support while shaving their legs. Continue reading

Funny Bathroom and Toilet Sayings

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Bathroom designs and remodeling are serious business. They require professionals with a high attention to detail to complete. While "one day" bathroom makeovers are doable in some cases, most require several weeks of planning and execution. However, that doesn't mean a homeowner can't be cute, clever, and funny with the finishing touches. Read below for a few funny bathroom and toilet sayings along with some pictures of bathroom remodels. Continue reading