Category Archives: remodeling homes

Are construction code violations a serious matter?

You bet they are… People call me all the time to ask me about the severity of the changes they made to their properties without permits. There’s no such a thing as a free lunch, people…It is cheaper to hire a consultant to prepare plans for a remodel or addition to your home than to […]

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What kind of stairs are you allowed to build in your home?

One thing we have to keep in mind is that the Municipal Code plays a big role in the approval of your home design. The stairs are a vital part of your home and we need to remember they do need to comply. There are standard clearances and dimensions commonly used which are the minimum […]

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Where to go for research

There are two main resources for research you can easily get access to: The City and County Building Departments have microfiche documents that you can review to find out more about the property in question. For instance, at the City of San Diego Building Department, they have a Records Office on the second floor where […]

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