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Emma Taylor, Home Owner in Seattle, WA
Emma Taylor answered:
How much should a new roof cost?
It's really difficult to put numbers without knowing about all considerable factors. The most important factor is the size of your house. All roofers gave estimation you on the basis of ... more
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Emma Taylor, Home Owner in Seattle, WA
Emma Taylor answered:
Seattle Contractor?
I used the services of Westmintster LLC for renovating my kitchen last year. These guys are just amazing, professional, fair, and did an outstanding job with quality. Their professional ... more
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Emma Taylor, Home Owner in Seattle, WA
Emma Taylor answered:
Polished concrete vs. hardwood
The installation cost for both types of flooring depends upon different factors such as where the house is located, which type of material you can use, etc. But, In my experience wood f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 20, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 98103
Jirius Isaac, Real Estate Pro in Kenmore, WA
Jirius Isaac answered:
I'd like to add a window in my bathroom (a longer opening one) in my second story bathroom. The house is a three story townhouse. Is $2000 in line?
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 15, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
Window seal repair responsibility question, owner or HOA?
You should ask the HOA, but be firm if you believe that they should replace the damaged windows. From my opinion, I think that the seal is part of the frame, but I'm not sure. But the s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
Thoughts on adding on with a basement vs. no basement?
I know that adding a basement is going to be a ton of money. That being said, it's not impossible to do it. It's easy to work with contractors when you're talking about additions. All y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
Joeup, Other/Just Looking in Stockbridge, GA
Joeup answered:
Which make is good to buy Used Construction Excavator?
Yep - Caterpillar. Actually Volvo aren't bad either for construction equipment.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 98101
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
Carport to garage conversion
Assuming you're in the Seattle City limits the building department could probably help you with permit issues.

If you use a contractor, they should be able to help you too. Just mak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 29, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 98133
averyschlact…, Home Buyer in Salt Lake City, UT
averyschlacter32 answered:
Where to go for quality windows and doors.... product and/or installation?
I've been having similar problems looking for windows in London. Can anyone help me out there?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Wedgewood
sam.orallo, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
sam.orallo answered:
We live in N. Seattle in a 1600 sq foot rambler which is 5 years old, we are thinking of adding a second story of between 500 to 1,000 sq feet to
Isbef, I agree with the $100-$250 sq ft range for improvements on your addition. The ultimate number depends on your materials, budget or extravagent.

Recently, I am getting inqui ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 11, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 98125
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
Why is it typically desirable to have the builder finance the construction?
I'm a bit surprised any builders provide financing.

http://www.realtor.org/topics/seller-financing/the-safe-act

(see Dodd Frank discussion)

Do you mean that they have a ban ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 6, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Greenwood
Eggleston Fa…, Real Estate Pro in 98119
Eggleston Farkas Architects answered:
how much would it cost to add a second story to our approx. 900 sq. ft. home?
KJ,

Darrell's comment is right on the money. Speaking as an architect, I'd also add that an architect could help you with this process. A good architect should be able to come up w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 22, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
Jirius Isaac, Real Estate Pro in Kenmore, WA
Jirius Isaac answered:
What would it cost to build a 25' x 25' two story box like addition with 3 bdrms and 2 bathrms. Just the basics, flooring, painting to be
I agree that it will cost about $100k or so & that you should get 3 bids at least. But, before you can do that, you will have to hire an archetect to draw up the plans so they can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 29, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I need a BINDER : temporary insurance while house rennovation completed & house eligible for "occupancy permit". (Insurance lost when
You could call
Allstate
Farmers
State Farm
Progressive

We are not Insurance Salesmen.

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 27, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
replacing a cooktop
Rob,
Queen Anne is a great market to be current or cutting edge. Where you plan to stay for a while, the question really is, what will the market be like when you are ready to sell? ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 16, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
Leah Pham |…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Leah Pham | Realtor answered:
What is the average $/sq ft for adding on to a Seattle house? We're looking at doing a basement/1st floor addition -- just rooms no
Sounds like a great project! I would suggest checking out this yearly publication on what remodeling can cost (and what value you can recoup if/when you sell) at www.costvsvalue.com - t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 8, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
Stephanie Cl…, Real Estate Pro in West Bellevue, Belle...
Stephanie Clancy answered:
I need a BINDER : temporary insurance while house rennovation completed & house eligible for "occupancy permit". (Insurance lost when
Dear Robin...

Sounds like a real fiasco! You can contact Michael J. Girias Insurance in Renton and see if they can help. Their number is (425) 271-9331. I know they write binders ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 3, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
Karen Hunt 2…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Karen Hunt 206-850-2041 answered:
Design/Build remodel costs in King County
Hi Compaq,
If you've decided to go with remodeling rather than buying it's sometimes difficult to get an exact quote using price per square foot. A lot will depend on the gra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 8, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Are there building restrictions in the North Beach area? How far above ground can you build? What designates grade?
Architects, permit expediters, much better resources for answering this than real estate agents.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 30, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in North Beach/ Blue Ridge
Courtney Coo…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Courtney Cooper answered:
Can I sell a house with only one 3/4 bath?
Of course. How much money, though are you thinking of investing? If you are doing it to just be comfortable for the next couple of years, just keep resale in mind when you make finish ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 24, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
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