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Your handy guide for pricing any indoor or outdoor repair or remodeling job. Whether you are representing the home buyer or the seller, the Home Repair and Remodel 2009 Cost Guide is a must-have for dealing with older homes in need of upgrades. No more waiting for contractor’s estimates, the 2009 Cost Guide is your at-the-ready negotiating tool.

With average, localized costs from Marshall & Swift, the real estate industry’s building cost authority at your fingertips you’ll be able to:
Provide sellers with current repair costs for more realistic listings
Offer accurate renovation costs and influence buyers to submit reasonable bids
Make comparables more comparable by giving a price to bring any indoor or outdoor area up to par

The Guide is easy to use! Just open to the item that needs repair, choose your local modifier, multiply and you’ve got the entire job cost including removal, labor and materials. The Home Repair and Remodel 2009 Cost Guideis also complete with cost tables, diagrams, key term definitions, loan and financing information, measurement techniques, insulation requirements, climate charts, sample worksheets and more.

Know the average repair or upgrade cost in your area for:
Floors
Heating/AC
Kitchens
Plumbing
Roofing
Walls
Windows
Lighting
Pavement
Fencing
Decks
Barbeques
and much more!

About the Author:
Since 1932, Marshall & Swift has been the real estate valuation industry’s leading authority on building costs. Marshall & Swift construction experts regularly survey and compile tens of thousands of materials prices, labor rates and equipment costs for more than 2,500 geographic areas throughout North America. Marshall & Swift reference publications and desktop and online estimation solutions are standard tools for residential and commercial appraisers, assessors and other real estate industry professionals.

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