Section 5 - Construction, Repairs, Alterations and Maintenance of Property.

Section 5 deals with expenses for supplies and services related to home construction, repair, alteration and maintenance.

Now I am going to ask about expenses for construction, repairs, alterations and maintenance of property.

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Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your CU had expenses for-

* Read each item on list.

  1. Dwellings under construction including a vacation home or second home?
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Have there been any expenses for property you owned or rented since the first of the reference month, for any of the following jobs?
(Renters should not include jobs that have been or will be totally reimbursed by anyone outside of their CU.)

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  1. Building an addition to the house or a new structure, such as a porch, garage, or new wing
  2. Finishing a basement or an attic or enclosing a porch
  3. Remodeling one or more rooms in the house
  4. Landscaping the ground or planting new shrubs or trees
  5. Building outdoor patios, walks, fences, or other enclosures, driveways, or permanent swimming pools or hot tubs

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Have there been any expenses that deal with the upkeep or improvement of this unit or any other unit you owned or rented since the first of the reference month?
(Renters should not include jobs that have been or will be totally reimbursed by anyone outside of their CU.)

* If Yes- Read each item on list

Which of the following did you have expenses for?

  1. Repairing outdoor patios, walks, fences, driveways, or permanent swimming pools
  2. Inside painting or papering
  3. Outside painting
  4. Plastering or paneling
  5. Plumbing or water heating installations or repairs
  6. Electrical work
  7. Heating or air conditioning jobs
  8. Flooring repair or replacement, including inlaid linoleum or vinyl tile
  9. Insulation
  10. Roofing, gutters or downspouts
  11. Siding
  12. Installation, repair, or replacement of window panes, screens, storm doors, awnings, and the like
  13. Masonry, brick or stucco work
  14. Other improvements or repairs

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Have there been any expenses for any other property, such as property that you do not own or rent, paid for by you or any members of your CU?

* If Yes

Which type of job were those expenses for?

  1. Dwellings under construction
  2. Building an addition
  3. Finishing a basement, etc.
  4. Remodeling
  5. Landscaping
  6. Building outdoor patios, etc.
  7. Repairing outdoor patios, etc.
  8. Inside paint or paper
  9. Outside painting
  10. Plastering or paneling
  11. Plumbing
  12. Electrical work
  13. Heat or air conditioning
  14. Floor repair/replace
  15. Insulation
  16. Roofing, gutters or downspouts
  17. Siding
  18. Install/repair/replace windows, etc.
  19. Masonry, brick or stucco
  20. Other improvements or repairs

  21. None/No more entries

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On which property was the work done?
[If owned property, put in property numbers and property descriptions from Section 3]
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or else, choose one of the following ---

  1. Rented sample unit
  2. Other rental unit
  3. Property not owned or rented by CU

Briefly describe the property. [enter text] _____________

What work was done?

*The description should be adequate to classify "alteration", "repair", etc., and to identify in next interview. [enter text] _____________

*Enter the appropriate job classification code (IF APPLICABLE). [enter code] _____________

*Enter the appropriate detailed job code (IF APPLICABLE). [enter code] _____________

What was the total cost of the job?

Include all costs paid for by you or any member of your CU or by someone outside your CU, such as insurance companies, and so forth. [enter value] _____________

* Enter 'C' for a combined expense

  1. C
  2. Not combined

What other work was included in this job?

*Enter all that apply
  1. Dwellings under construction
  2. Building an addition
  3. Finishing a basement, etc.
  4. Remodeling
  5. Landscaping
  6. Building outdoor patios, etc.
  7. Repairing outdoor patios, etc.
  8. Inside paint or paper
  9. Outside painting
  10. Plastering or paneling
  11. Plumbing
  12. Electrical work
  13. Heat or air conditioning
  14. Floor repair/replace
  15. Insulation
  16. Roofing, gutters or downspouts
  17. Siding
  18. Install/repair/replace windows, etc.
  19. Masonry, brick or stucco
  20. Other improvements or repairs

  21. Misc. Combined (unable to specify/DK)

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Did you do all the work yourself or did you pay someone or contract with a builder to do all or part of the work?

  1. Self Only
  2. Paid or contracted with someone else
  3. Both

What was the total cost for all labor, materials, appliances, or equipment THEY PROVIDED in the reference month? [enter value] _____________

What was the total cost for all labor, materials, appliances, or equipment THEY PROVIDED two months ago? [enter value] _____________

What was the total cost for all labor, materials, appliances, or equipment THEY PROVIDED last month? [enter value] _____________

How much was paid this month?/ What was the total cost for all labor, materials, appliances, or equipment THEY PROVIDED in the current month? [enter value] _____________

Since the first of the reference month, how much have you paid for labor and any materials THEY PROVIDED? [enter value] _____________

Did the charge(s) include the cost of any appliances or equipment?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Which of the following appliances or equipment did it include?

* Enter up to six
  1. Cooking stove, range, or oven
  2. Microwave oven
  3. Refrigerator or Home Freezer
  4. Built-in dishwasher
  5. Portable dishwasher
  6. Garbage disposal
  7. Clothes washer
  8. Clothes dryer
  9. Range hood
  10. Smoke alarms and detectors
  11. Trash compactor
  12. Window air conditioner
  13. Portable cooling and heating equipment, including portable dehumidifiers, humidifiers, fans, and space heaters; excluding window air conditioners
  14. Other major home appliances and equipment

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What was the total cost for the appliances or equipment? [enter value] _____________

Have you or any member of your CU PURCHASED any materials, supplies, tools or equipment for doing this job?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What was the total cost for all items you or your CU purchased for this job in the reference month? [enter value] _____________

What was the total cost for all items you or your CU purchased for this job two months ago? [enter value] _____________

What was the total cost for all items you or your CU purchased for this job in last month? [enter value] _____________

What was the total cost for all items you or your CU purchased for this job in the current month? [enter value] _____________

Since the first of the reference month, what was the total cost of all items you or your CU purchased for this job? [enter value] _____________

Have you or any member of your CU RENTED any tools or equipment for doing this job?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What was the total cost for all items you or your CU rented for this job in the reference month? [enter value] _____________

What was the total cost for all items you or your CU rented for this job two months ago? [enter value] _____________

What was the total cost for all items you or your CU rented for this job in last month? [enter value] _____________

What was the total cost for all items you or your CU rented for this job in the current month? [enter value] _____________

Since the first of the reference month, what was the total cost of all items you or your CU rented for this job? [enter value] _____________

Was or will any of the total cost of this job be reimbursed or paid by someone outside of your CU?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What percent of the total cost was or will be reimbursed or paid by someone outside of your CU? [enter value] _____________

Were or will any of these expenses for this job be deducted as a business expense?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What percent was or will be deducted? [enter value] _____________

Did you have any other expenses for this job?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Since the first of the reference month, excluding this month, have you or any member of you CU purchased any materials or supplies for jobs not yet started?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What kind of job will the materials be used for?

* Enter a brief description. [enter text] _____________

* Select a job type below.

  1. Dwellings under construction
  2. Building an addition
  3. Finishing a basement, etc.
  4. Remodeling
  5. Landscaping
  6. Building outdoor patios, etc.
  7. Repairing outdoor patios, etc.
  8. Inside paint or paper
  9. Outside painting
  10. Plastering or paneling
  11. Plumbing
  12. Electrical work
  13. Heat or air conditioning
  14. Floor repair/replace
  15. Insulation
  16. Roofing, gutters or downspouts
  17. Siding
  18. Install/repair/replace windows, etc.
  19. Masonry, brick or stucco
  20. Other improvements or repairs

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What was the total cost of these materials and supplies? [enter value] _____________

* Enter 'C' for a combined expense

  1. C
  2. Not combined

What other work will be included in this job?

*Enter all that apply
  1. Dwellings under construction
  2. Building an addition
  3. Finishing a basement, etc.
  4. Remodeling
  5. Landscaping
  6. Building outdoor patios, etc.
  7. Repairing outdoor patios, etc.
  8. Inside paint or paper
  9. Outside painting
  10. Plastering or paneling
  11. Plumbing
  12. Electrical work
  13. Heat or air conditioning
  14. Floor repair/replace
  15. Insulation
  16. Roofing, gutters or downspouts
  17. Siding
  18. Install/repair/replace windows, etc.
  19. Masonry, brick or stucco
  20. Other improvements or repairs

  21. Misc. Combined (unable to specify/DK)

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Since the first of the reference month, excluding this month, have you or any members of your CU purchased any materials or supplies not for any specific job?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What was the total cost? [enter value] _____________

End of Section 5

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Last Modified Date: September 19, 2008