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Dyson.xu, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Dyson.xu answered:
For SF Bay area, what is a ballpark cost per s.f. for new home construction (ground up), assuming above average materials, around 3500 sf?
I know some that can do it around $200/sqft. It all depends who you get to do it for you. If you hire a professional contractor, expect heavy markups.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 1, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Allyson Ales…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Allyson Alessandrini answered:
Does the type of roofing effect the resale value of a house?
Hi Jhlaiz,
The way the market is in our area I would go with the less expensive roof as long as it is good quality
there will be no problem with a valuation difference.
Feel free to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 1, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 95123
Ys2ong, Home Buyer in Sunnyvale, CA
Ys2ong asked:
How much for a studio attachment in East Palo Alto? Hello, I was wondering how much it would be to build out a 600sqft attachment to a current home in East Palo Alto. I'm looking at adding a bedroom, full bath, and a small kitchenette.…
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 31, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 94303
Capterk, Home Owner in Burlingame, CA
Capterk answered:
Retaining wall with a electricity pole located within the retaining wall
No. The pole was probably there before the wall was built and it is likely that the wall is not supporting the pole. If the wall is supporting four feet of earth, then the distance ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 30, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 94066
Hollie Trues…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Hollie Truesdale answered:
Oak kitchen cabinet and corium count top are "dated". Should we replace cabinets and count top or reduce the sale price.?
It sounds like it really depends. I personally would rather move into a place that doesn't need a lot of renovation unless I was looking for something to renovate initially. However, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 29, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
Andy Wood, Real Estate Pro in Florida
Andy Wood answered:
Approximately how much will all of this cost and can it all be financed?
Hi Novela,

These repairs can be financed (or re-financed) through FHA 203K or Fannie Mae HomeStyle, however, we have minimum loan amounts and if the house is free and clear, we would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Riviera Beach
garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
Should I remodel and divide the one jack and jill bathroom into 2 small bathrooms in my duplex townhouse? Cost? Permit?
The more complicated a home renovation gets, the more risky it is. It could also decrease the value. In your case though, it might be beneficial to do a renovation. You could talk to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Milpitas
garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
Does anyone know a good plumber in Tempe?
I'm not sure of any. I need to find a plumber myself. Did you end up finding someone to hire? I'm looking for someone with good prices and who will be available to get the job done a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Tempe
Aarthi, Home Buyer in Sunnyvale, CA
Aarthi asked:
Need landscaper recommendation for backyard remodel - 1. install a badminton court. 2. Install hard surface instead of a lawn. Please share landscapers who can do the above jobs for a home in Sunnyvale.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 94087
Celine Sande…, Home Buyer in Walla Walla, WA
Celine Sanderson answered:
Roofing a Deck in Chicago
It really would depend on how much square footage it would be, plus, the material you want for your roofing. Sometimes roofers can give discounts for bulk when they do a lot of work, so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 22, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 21230
Christine Ka…, Real Estate Pro in 92592
Christine Kankowski answered:
Is it normal for a realtor to charge 10% of the total costs of repairs they arrange for your home?
I would not recommend the agent to handle repairs for the property, unless it is done through escrow. If it si done through escrow, it is part of the process.
That being said, for ren ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 22, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 94040
Bob Oatmeyer, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Bob Oatmeyer answered:
are building permits required to enclose a patio?
This is a great question and I would thing that a permit would not be required but I am not completely sure. My sister had her patio enclosed but she did not mention anything about a pe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Smyrna
Celine Sande…, Home Buyer in Walla Walla, WA
Celine Sanderson answered:
Replace windows without touching frame - need permit?
Honestly, if you're in the middle like that, I wouldn't revert back to the old window when you replaced your windows in the first place with new ones! However, consider the costs. The c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Sunnyvale
lynnnchase9, Other/Just Looking in Omaha, NE
lynnnchase9 answered:
Can someone recommend a good electrician?
I would suggest asking friends and family around you. They should have a couple of suggestions on who to hire as well as where to go. Not only that, but they can also answer any other q ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Saint Augustine
Bob Oatmeyer, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Bob Oatmeyer answered:
Anyone know a Good roofers?
My neighbors are looking to get some roof repairs done on their home as well. References are a great way to find a contractor. That is exactly how my neighbors are looking for their wor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Glencoe
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
I bought a house last December. I don't plan on moving right away but I want to put my money into the house
Hi, Kitchens and bathrooms always bring the biggest return. Be careful how much money you actually invest into the home as you may not see a return if the market doesn't justify a high ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 04210
Skylerasue, Home Buyer in Fort Worth, TX
Skylerasue answered:
What lenders are providing FHA 203K loans in Florida?
You can find a complete list of FHA 203K lenders on the HUD website. You can search for lenders that have closed on at least one 203K loan in the past year. This indicates that they can ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Oviedo
Zeolilly, Home Buyer in Fort Worth, TX
Zeolilly answered:
FHA 203k loan Contractors in NJ
Starting your selection and bidding process should begin by searching for a General Contractor that has completed home renovation projects with 203k loans, and the references to back it ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in New Jersey
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