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Tax Credits for Restoring Historic Homes in Maryland

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There are lots of construction companies in Maryland, and lots of good ones. James R. Irvine Construction, however, has developed and cultivated a unique specialty that sets us apart from the rest. We specialize in historic renovation and restorations and have for over 35 years! As such we have developed expertise in all things related to restoring historic homes in Maryland, including how to get the most tax benefits and refunds to help pay for your restoration. Whether it is replacing your windows, repairing your roof, refinishing your floors or all of the above, you may be eligible for a…

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3 Home Improvement & Remodeling Ideas That Increase Your Historic Home’s Value

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When it comes to remodeling any home there are a plethora of considerations that need to be evaluated carefully, but for the most part they all boil down to your return on investment. Whether you are considering purchasing an older or historic home that needs some renovations, selling your home, or simply improving your quality of life, each consideration has built in costs and rewards. Often times, things we may perceive as non-tangibles, such as more natural light inside the home, translate very tangibly when it comes to resale value. Having been in the design build industry in Maryland for…

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Historic Home Purchase Evaluation

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Should you be considering the purchase of a historic home and need a professional assessment of the overall condition of the property and the approximate cost of both the necessary and “wish list” items for renovations, we offer a valuable service to assist buyers. The service consists of: Schedule a site visit to one or more potential properties that are being considered for purchase. Perform an overview inspection of the general health of the structure and indicate any major problems or areas that would require repair. Discuss what areas you would like to change or renovate. Discuss possible additions to…

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Partial Second Floor Addition

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Cramped for space, need to expand, or improving your existing floor plan? One solution would be to add a partial second floor addition. This type of renovation can be done by building over a garage, family room, sun room, or raising the roof, converting an attic and / or adding dormers of several types. Often this method also includes reconfiguring some portion of the existing floor plan to improve the overall use of space and traffic pattern. As we proceed through the design phase of the process, the task is to design the second floor extension to be in harmony…

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