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Matt Richards, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Matt Richards answered:
Oak kitchen cabinet and corium count top are "dated". Should we replace cabinets and count top or reduce the sale price.?
Buyers in the Alexandria West neighborhood do generally expect updated homes. But as others have said, the best thing to do is consult your realtor for expert advice. It may well be a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 10, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Bowie, MD
Akil Walker answered:
If I put IKEA kitchen cabinets in my $500,000 to $750,000 (depends on our economy) home, what will it do to resale? Will it hurt the value?
Hello Faye,


A lot of time is spent in the kitchen and a quality kitchen is high on most buyers list especially in this price range.

In my humble opinion I would compare this to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 28, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
Joanne Westc…, Real Estate Pro in Annapolis, MD
Joanne Westcoat answered:
Painting the interior of a townhouse: DIY vs. professionals
There is nothing worse than coming into a home and seeing a poorly done paint job. If you have never done it before, I would definitely suggest getting a few estimates from experienced ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 18, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
Delaine Camp…, Real Estate Pro in Old Town, Alexandria,...
Now that you have interviewed potential contractors to work on your Alexandria, Virginia home, verified their license and insurance, compared their written bids, and selected the one you want to hire,… Read more
Blogged Tue Oct 16, 2012 by Delaine Campbell Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Delaine Camp…, Real Estate Pro in Old Town, Alexandria,...
As more and more homeowners opt for improving their homes rather than trying to sell it as it is in today’s soft market, there has been an increase in reported scams, incomplete or shoddy work,… Read more
Blogged Tue Oct 9, 2012 by Delaine Campbell Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor How To...
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Delaine Camp…, Real Estate Pro in Old Town, Alexandria,...
Perhaps you have outgrown your Alexandria Virginia home. The children can no longer comfortably share a bedroom, you desperately need a home office, closet/storage space is overflowing, or your teenagers… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 26, 2012 by Delaine Campbell Home Selling Remodel & Renovate
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Delaine Camp…, Real Estate Pro in Old Town, Alexandria,...
If you are getting ready to sell your home or if you have some money saved up for a home upgrade and are wondering what to spend your time and money on, its simple: kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen and… Read more
Blogged Mon Aug 29, 2011 by Delaine Campbell Home Selling Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
Delaine Camp…, Real Estate Pro in Old Town, Alexandria,...
Looking to remodel your home or put on an addition? Check out the excerpt from this article I came across in the Washington Post on February 11, 2011 by Ann Cameron Siegal titled Boot car from the garage… Read more
Blogged Thu Mar 17, 2011 by Delaine Campbell Home Buying Remodel & Renovate
Susan Haught…, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
REMODELING magazine surveyed REALTORS® in dozens of cities to rank the home remodeling projects relative to those that pay the biggest dividends in terms of cost recovered at resale. The following… Read more
Blogged Fri Jan 7, 2011 by Susan Haughton Home Selling Remodel & Renovate
Marta, Home Buyer in 22311
Marta answered:
We are trying to buy Fannie Mae property in Hampton Roads and will apply for 203k loan. Do you know any good lenders for this type of loan? Marta
Thank you all very much for your answers. They are very informative and helpful.
We have an agent but she has never done 203k loan before. We try to learn together. It just happened th ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Dec 15, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
Timber Creek…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Timber Creek Construction answered:
Home Depot or IKEA?
Look into having someone (a contractor) install the cabinets for you.
My company can install kitchen cabinets from either of these two place far less, and still make a profit.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 11, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
Deborah DePo…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Deborah DePolo answered:
What is the best way to find a home renovation contractor in Alexandria, VA especially for a first time home buyer on a tight budget?
If you are working with a Realtor, she/he should be able to refer 2 or 3 reputable contractors.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 21, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Alexandria
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in 20176
Vicky Chrisner answered:
How much does it cost to convert half a bath to a full bath on a LL- taking a modest, basic approach?
A contractor will have to look at it - plumbing, wiring, framing, etc. there is no way for anyone here to assist (sorry). But....

Call my dad - he does this kind of remodeling job a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 7, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in 22312
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