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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
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
Kevin Mayhew, Real Estate Pro in Lutherville, MD
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 Lutherville, MD
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
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
Heather Sand, Real Estate Pro in Baltimore, MD
Heather Sand answered:
Can you recommend a quality general contractor in Baltimore?
CHRIS TAYLOR 443.415.0554
he is very reasonable & honest

Heather Sand
Style|House Realty
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 22, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Baltimore
Khloe, Home Owner in Lakewood Village, TX
Khloe answered:
We're looking to have a rooftop deck built on our rowhome in Federal HIll in Baltimore, MD. What's the price range for this kind of
All of my neighbors already had decks when they bought their homes, so I haven't been able to get any good recommendations. If anyone knows of a great contractor in Federal Hill, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 22, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 21230
Patrick Thies, Real Estate Pro in Anytown, IL
Patrick Thies answered:
We are remodeling our master bath. We can redo it with a tub/shower combo and big closet with a bunch of wasted space for 8k or make a master suite
A nice master bath with extra clothes closet and separate shower is a nice amenity and can make the house more desirable over a house without this luxury. Usually improvements like bat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 1, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Baltimore
Brenda Scarb…, Real Estate Pro in Baltimore, MD
Brenda Scarborough answered:
Would it lower our Home's Appeal and/or Value to convert a Half-Bath on the 1st Floor into a Full-Bath?
The more full bathrooms the better, as long as they are done properly by licensed plumbers and electricians and meet all current codes you should not have any re-sale issues.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 21229
Ania Miller, Real Estate Pro in Millersville, MD
Ania Miller answered:
I am living in my house while renovating it, I did the work without permits, if i want to sell the house
Disclosure, disclosure, disclosure!!! Savvy Buyers and Buyers Agents will have any permits pulled to see if they are still "open" or if they need to be "closed" or even if a per ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Baltimore
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