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Two of the biggest stressors for DIYers are projects that cost too much or take too long. Unfortunately, theres no sure way to guarantee that one or the other (or both) won't happen. But there are some things you can o to minimize that probability. 

When budgeting, a big mistake that DIYers make is not considering the little things. For example, you might budget for drywall panels but neglect to include the cost of nails, tape and plaster. It's easy to over look these small items thinking they won't add up to much of an expense. But often they do. In fact, for many renovation projects, the little things account for up to 20% of the cost.

Another expense that is often overlooked is taxes. When you find a bathtub you like for $399, be sure to budget

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Imagine you're looking for a new home. You have a list of all the features you want, just like you would have a grocery shopping list. However, when you explore the homes currently on the market, nothing meets your criteria. 

What do you do? You have a few good options.

First, you can take a second list at your list. Does your new home need very single feature on it? Are there one or two features you could do without? For example, can you settle for a smaller kitchen assuming the property has everything else you want?

Often, buying a home that's close to perfect; is enough. 

Second, consider what features yo may be able to add to your home later, by way of renovation or other improvement. if a property doesn't have a finished basement for

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