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Ws Homeowner, Real Estate Pro in Sunol, CA
Ws Homeowner answered:
Extending bedroom and bath. Total addition is 225 sq feet. Building a new living room, size 225 sf feet (450 sq ft total). In Fremont, CA. Cost?
Nobody can answer your question given so many unanswered inputs. There are so many factors given materials and code. For instance I believe that if you add over 400 square feet, you n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 13, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 94539
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Extending a bedroom
Hi,

I can put you in direct contact with a good team to give you more specific answers, depending on your requirements. Please feel free to email me from my profile.

all the best, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 27, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Fremont
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
I recently got a quote for all new windows in my Parkmont, Fremont home. I understand Andersen is a good brand, but does $40k sound right?
Hi,

Are they standard or custom-sized windows? Any job of that size I would recommend at least 3 bids.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 22, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Fremont
Randybradfor…, Home Buyer in Dallas, TX
Randybradford6 answered:
Upgrading plumbing
Shalabh, it sounds like it could be important to shop around for the best price when looking to do some plumbing work like this. Being able to save some money while you work on things y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 19, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Fremont
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
What would it cost to tear down and rebuild a new home on our lot? Our 3 bedroom 2 bath 1639 sq ft home was
I always advice to use a professional for such a big scale of project like yours. I would start with contacting about 3-4 contractors and get estimates. Sometimes, it is less of an hea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 17, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 94539
The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
The Medford Team answered:
Teardown & rebuild vs Remodeling? What are the average costs in 94539?
It is much easier to add on to an existing home than to do a teardown and rebuild. It is easier to get permits, less costly for development fees and it takes a lot less time as well.
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 17, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94539
Claire Hsieh, Real Estate Pro in Corona, CA
Claire Hsieh answered:
Planning to add 700 sq ft to my home in Fremont mission area. Can anyone recommend general contractors experienced in Fremont City. PC
I can introduce my contractor to you, he did my house and several house in mission area, he know city permit so well, I sold my house after he done extension another 1400 sq ft of my ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Fremont
Steven Ornel…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steven Ornellas answered:
What is the standard FAR (Floor Area Ratio) in the city of Fremont?
Fremont:

The maximum FAR for new 2-story homes and 2nd story additions in Fremont is 0.70.

See page three of http://www.fremont.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1110

-Steve
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Fremont
Steven Ornel…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steven Ornellas answered:
I'm considering buying an older home (60 yrs) in 94539 and have it tear down and rebuild. Can someone pls. give me some pointers on where to start?
Hi BayareaGuy,

I have lived in the 94539/MSJ area for all my life and I have personally completed what you are trying to do in the 94539. There are way too many details to share on t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 2, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 94539
The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
The Medford Team answered:
what would the cost be to tear down a 1901 ranch farmhouse? it has a lot of woodwork that could be refinished and reused.
Agree with the answers below ...

Make sure you talk to the City of Fremont Planning department FIRST ...

They will tell you what can or cannot be done. If they give the go ahead ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 1, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 94539
Steven Ornel…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steven Ornellas answered:
Average cost to demolish and remove a singly family 2 story house with basement, wood structure.
Tradesmen10,

Dawn is dead-on with commenting on the potential for historic preservation considerations. Given your description of the property, it sounds like its location may be sit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 27, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 94539
Laura Feghali, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Laura Feghali answered:
Is it better to have a tub or a second sink in a master bath? To put both in I'd have to give up some storage space.
Hello Mkda,
Thank you for posting more information about your home. Since you already have two tubs in the home, I would only add a second sink in the master bathroom and keep your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 7, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Mission San Jose
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Leucadia, CA
John Arendsen answered:
General Contractor Referral
Take it from a contractor of 30 years. You need to start with an architect or design draftsman for some of the things your talking about. Trying to get a contractor to come in and desig ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 15, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Fremont
Lisa T.,  in Fremont, CA
Lisa T. answered:
Fremont Architect Recommendation
SK,
I'm a licensed structural engineer and do both architectural design and structural engineering. Our office is located in Fremont Mission San Jose. Please feel free to call o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 12, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Mission San Jose
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Leucadia, CA
John Arendsen answered:
tear down and rebuild vs selling the home outright in dallas, tx. Home built in 1950. Which way would I come out better, 4000 block of Valley Ridge Rd
Whether you're from Rhode Island or California you're always better to scrape and rebuild unless you're dealing with a historical property. The cost to rehab vs rebuild i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 28, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 94539
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Leucadia, CA
John Arendsen answered:
Adding a bedroom to a 3 bed/2 bath SF ranch house
After re reading your question I'm finding it difficult to see how economic obsolescence applies in this scenario.

Economic Obsolescence:
Also referred to as external, location ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 1, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Warm Springs
The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
The Medford Team answered:
We have put an offer on house in 94539 area.The seller has added a bonus bathroom over existing foundation without any permit.should we go for it?
As a Realtor AND a licensed general contractor, there are some answers below that I would not agree with.

@ Gilbert Richards:
“It depends, some counties do not require permi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 27, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 94539
Dawn Rivera, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Dawn Rivera answered:
What are the tax implications of an addition to an existing home in Fremont, CA?
Hi Va, after you get a permit and have all the inspections after the improvement is finished you will get a supplemental tax bill and then when you house is re-assessed as it is each y ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jan 3, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Fremont
Sunil Sethi, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Sunil Sethi answered:
Fremont City Retail Tenant Improvement Permit
Kevin,

They're pretty easy to talk to if you go down to the city planning dept.

-Sunil Sethi
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 8, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Fremont
Joe Nernberg,  in Calabasas, CA
Joe Nernberg answered:
Ready to move in vs getting a contractor to remodel?
Let me answer your question with a question.

Are you financially comfortable living elsewhere while the remodel occurs? Are you handy/mechanically inclined? Do you have family that w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 4, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Fremont
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