What You Need To Know Before Making Improvements To Your Rolla Home

Katherine Stanislawski
Published on August 15, 2016

What You Need To Know Before Making Improvements To Your Rolla Home

Are you ready to begin a Rolla home improvement project? Read this first!

The building department

A Rolla homeowner within the city must have a permit to construct, alter, repair, move, demolish, or to change the type of occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas… You can download the application to the permit, Rolla Building Permit Application and should read the Guide to Construction and the Permit Process.

The city of Rolla retains records on every building permit that has been issued as well as details of every building that has been constructed within its municipality. The city building inspector is tasked with ensuring that any modifications that are made to a property meet the current building codes. These are all great things to have available if a home buyer were to request these documents to be sure your improvements were done within the city building guidelines.

The building department is primarily interested in ensuring your property meets health and safety regulations. Whenever somebody makes an application for a permit, the building department will send out an inspector to physically inspect the work that has been completed.



Hire it out or DIY

Know your limits. We all have gifts and talents but not all gifts and talents fall in the DIY category in home improvements. Just because you took a wood shop class in high school may not mean you are capable of doing a bathroom remodel. Homeowners often think that DIY projects saves them a ton of money, and often it does. However, be realistic with what you think your time is worth and what your skill level really is. It could be a bit dangerous for you to undertake a project alone. Need suggestions on who to hire for home improvements in the Rolla area? Contact me here.

Contact a local Rolla REALTOR®

Contacting a Rolla REALTOR®  can help you determine which imiprovements will add value to your Rolla home. Understanding what Rolla home buyers are looking for in their next home can help ensure you are making a good investment with your project. Working with many Rolla home buyers, I get to hear about wants and wishes they have on their home buying list.

Be sure to read these other blog posts to help you with selling your Rolla home:

Home Not Selling? This Might Be Why

How to Keep Your Sanity While Selling Your Home

3 Things You Must Do To Sell Your House

5 Top Tips for First-Time Home Sellers


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