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DD24400, Home Buyer in Baltimore, MD
DD24400 asked:
How would an experienced property preservation company connect with agents/banks on REO rehabs and preservation work? We are currently a sub performing at a high level; beyond the prime, but do not have the direct agent connections.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Baltimore
Vitalsupply2, Home Buyer in Fort Washington, MD
Vitalsupply2 asked:
My house was built in 1971 with 1712 sqft , 2 story ,no basement with a small garage the front room which contains the furnace, water heater etc.. which makes the house really small.. Would it be a good idea to do a garage conversion to increase size and value ?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 2, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 20735
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
Gary Birtles, Other/Just Looking in Scottsdale, AZ
Gary Birtles answered:
What's the average cost for a rooftop deck to be built. I am thinking the size would be around 20x12.
It is a hard call to make without knowing the details of your roof. It also depends on the materials you choose to use. I suggest having an architect take a look and they will be able t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Baltimore
June Piper B…, Real Estate Pro in Towson, MD
June Piper Brandon answered:
Value of two master suites in 21093?
This question doesn't have an easy answer.
When you do any renovation at all you have to decide why you are doing it. Are you doing it to add value to the home or are you doing it f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 5, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 21093
Kevin  Mayhew, Real Estate Pro in 21047
Kevin Mayhew answered:
Would removing the formstone and repointing the brick of my home in Canton raise its value?
Changing the exterior an excellent idea. It is important to create curb appeal. You must be careful however as not all brick manufactured and used in Baltimore row homes was intended as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 11, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 21224
Kevin  Mayhew, Real Estate Pro in 21047
Kevin Mayhew answered:
how much does it cost to add 2nd floor in 21286 area ? Where can I get quotes ? Thank you
Hello Melissa,

Often it is best to contact an architect to determine a number of questions, the primary being budget.
Having the project designed allows you to provide contractors w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 28, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 21286
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Would turning a full bathroom that has a standard tub into a walkin custom shower add or decrease value. Note: There is a soaker tub off the master.
As long as there is still a tub (on the bedroom level) for families that need to bathe small children, you should be ok with the renovation......not sure it will increase the value, but ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 31, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 20723
Susan Meredi…, Real Estate Pro in Annapolis, MD
Susan Meredith Lapides answered:
Is there such thing as a high end Modular home?
Hi Britt,

Not to give you a non-answer, but "it depends". I would want to know what your end goal is in your next home, where you want that home to be; neighborhood, water access, e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 21403
Do It Yourse…, Home Buyer in Piney Point, MD
Do It Yourselfer asked:
I was looking at a house in Piney Point, MD. The house is a good size (1500 sq ft.) and in a really nice area. The house is not in a livable condition the roof leaks, the walls need replaced, and the house needs gutted and redesigned. My husband and I are "do it yourselfers" and would like to do most if not all the work ourselves. What…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 25, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Piney Point
Completeenha…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Completeenhancement answered:
203K contractor recommendation in PG County?
Yes complete enhancement will be glad to assist you. Contact us at or 240-764-6983
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 31, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Prince George's County
vmarone, Other/Just Looking in Baltimore, MD
vmarone answered:
What if the house that I am interested in has mold (black) all over the basement and up the stairs?
This article is pretty helpful on how much mold removal could cost:

If the home is worth buying, perhaps negotiating with the seller to pa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 3, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Baltimore
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I am trying to get an idea of what it is going to cost to add a bathroom upstairs to my cape cod.
That's an amazingly low price. I just redid a property in Northern Virginia--an older rambler--and had two bathrooms redone. One was simple--we just replaced things in the same places t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 27, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 21061
Jacki Gee Fe…, Real Estate Pro in Crofton, MD
Jacki Gee Ferko answered:
Could someone recommend a licensed contractor for remodeling a 2 bedroom at the Promenade?
JL Ferko Contracting. Excellent concept of the demographic. Craftsman exteriors and interiors, Detailed work, .references. 240-882-9270
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 20814
Barbara H, Home Owner in Burtonsville, MD
Barbara H answered:
Is there a good roofing company that can do work for a reasonable price point in or around burtonsville MD???
J & J Improvements, Inc. - John A. Meyers, Sales Manager, Direct Cell # 240-372-2401, 301-593-7984. Specializes in Roofings, Siding, Replacement Vinyl Windows. MD H.I.C.#7765.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 23, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 20866
Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
how much would it cost to add a 2nd floor 400 sq foot loft to an existing 920 sq ft house in silver spring, md?
Hi moonrises,

Did you find a contractor to answer your questions. A contractor would be the best informed. There may be other things to consider structually.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 26, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 20901
The Roskelly…, Real Estate Pro in Odenton, MD
The Roskelly Team answered:
House without central AC. What do I need to know before consider the house?
Hi Mary Lan,

Your best bet is to contact a reputable local contractor for a FREE estimate to convert the house to Central A/C which is a true must in the re-sale market here in Maryl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 20852
Ted Kinkel, Real Estate Pro in Severna Park, MD
Ted Kinkel answered:
building a waterfront house in AA county; lot has 6000 sqft imperivous space, do we have to stick w/original footprint or can we build a bigger house
Suggest you go directly to Anne Arundel County Planning and Zoning. They are located on the thrid floor of the county office building on Riva Road. They have a "planner of the day" wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 2, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Severna Park
David Lipsman, Real Estate Pro in Gaithersburg, MD
David Lipsman answered:
How would I go about finding out whether or not a neighborhood has a gas line hooked up ?
Hello again Mary,

Everyone is correct, Washington Gas is the place you will need to go for Montgomery County. They have a great website for consumers at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 26, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 20852
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