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What is a building permit?

 

What is a building permit?

The Bankrate.com financial term of the day is: "building permit."

Rules are rules, and you have to follow them when you're building a new home, an addition on an existing one, or even making repairs. A building permit shows that the project has been given the go-ahead by local officials, the ones who oversee the codes on the books to protect people from shoddy, unsafe construction.

Before there can be any building, there must be a building permit issued to say that the plans meet the local standards.

To find the best rates when you want to refinance to pay for a home project, check out the refinance mortgage rate tables at Bankrate.com. 

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