Tuesday, April 24, 2007

homeowner's insurance, permits, etc.

we're less than one week away from closing on the house! this week, we're working on securing homeowner's insurance, which we have to have in order to close. thabo and i have been calling around for quotes, trying to get recommendations, etc. i'm learning about flood zones, oil tanks, and fences, and how they affect rates.
thabo also talked to a reference for the architect, who gave glowing comments all around. hopefully, we'll be able to get the architect in fairly quickly in order to start drawings on our renovation plans.
one of the big headaches in nyc, is that just about everything that we do requires a permit first. and the permits take time, and it's not that clear how to get them all the time, so we need to at least have professional advise. since everything needs a permit, we have to make sure we're on top of it, or the work will have to slow down.

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