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Old 11-26-2012, 08:58 PM   #61
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First things first, I'd never pay someone to change a toilet for me. That's only cause my dad has owned his commercial plumbing business for 35+ years now and taught me everything I need to know.
The toilet was only an example-sheesh.
Funny my Dad was a GC for at least that long. He told me to be a plumber though because they make more money
What about the attorney question? Aww, forget it.....

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:47 AM   #62
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I'm surprised the bank let you be the GC on a 203k. We got one for our house and HAD to hire one. Luckily, the captain of our hockey team is one, but he was only bonded. We bought him six months of insurance so he could do the job. He hired me to be his helper and I learned TONs that summer.
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I'm surprised the bank let you be the GC on a 203k. We got one for our house and HAD to hire one. Luckily, the captain of our hockey team is one, but he was only bonded. We bought him six months of insurance so he could do the job. He hired me to be his helper and I learned TONs that summer.
They don't. We did a somewhat similar situation to you with a family friend signing off the paperwork and then me running the job.
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They don't. We did a somewhat similar situation to you with a family friend signing off the paperwork and then me running the job.

Ahh, a little fraud.
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Not in the least bit. I was hired as "project manager" to run the job and all the paperwork showed all the work being done was done by subs. Good try though.
Ask your bank about it. If your relative hasn't been on the job site. They'll be inclined to say its fraud, and you won't be getting anymore money.

Don't believe me, just go and ask them. If I'm wrong you have nothing to lose. If I'm right, its only a felony.
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And are you getting a standard W2, or a 1099.
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Just edited all my posts. I'm not going to sit here and feed a troll anymore and get accused of committing a crime for merely sharing my experience and my opinions. Apparently there's only 1 way to do things on this forum regardless if you end up with the same net result and anything that opposes that you get trolled for. Oh well.
Go ahead, take your ball and go home
How much are you paying your friend for prostituting his license?
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:17 PM   #68
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I was lucky to have some good tradesmen on my kitchen remodel a few years ago. I talk those guys up and try to steer business to them whenever I can.

When you are asking someone to work on your home, there has to be mutual trust. I have to trust that they will perform the work when and how we agreed. They have to trust that I will pay for the work, on time and without hassle.

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