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Haribcva, Home Buyer in Berkeley, CA
Haribcva asked:
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? I am extending my master bedroom and bath. The total addition is 225 sq feet. I am also building a new living room, size 225 sf feet. Thus total additions are 450 sq feet. The new living…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 8, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 94539
Rich Reed, Real Estate Pro in Arcadia, CA
Rich Reed answered:
Whar the per sq ft cost for rebuilding a single family home in 90056
I like the building cost estimator from this site: http://www.building-cost.net/CornersType.asp
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 2, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
The cost to remodel in Campbell, CA (San Jose, CA Area)
Hi,

To factor in the cost of permits and other costs, in addition to materials and labor, I would recommend getting a few actual bids, rather than using a general figure.

Kind reg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 28, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 95008
Dianemes52, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Dianemes52 answered:
How often must a landlord/lady paint and replace carpeting?
i live in california in a deplex for 16 years, pay my rent on time, and so on, we have a wood burning stove, and my husband smokes,what i would like to know how many years is it before ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 26, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 90004
Kenstephenso…, Home Buyer in Sacramento, CA
Kenstephenson68 answered:
What is the cost to conctruct a detached 2-car garage in city of Sacramento, Midtown??
I live in mid town myslf and I can build a 2 car garage complete for you with permits and documentation for $16, 025.00. With conventional roofing, lights, garage door, side entrance d ... more
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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Cost to build 3500 sf home on hilltop property in unincorporated castro valley - above average materials, relatively flat building pad.
Hi,

It would be best to contact a local architect/builder to take all the nuances into account. Has there been a geological study done? Is the property surveyed?

Kind regards,

... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 28, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Castro Valley
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:
Grandfathering laws in Ca
Hi,

You can also ask a local licensed contractor to see what the existing wiring and framing are like, and they may be able to assist with some more details.

all the best,

Arpa ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Nov 17, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 95901
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Looking for reliable/affordible contractor to build an addition and garage conversion in Santa Barbara. Any reccomendations?
Hi,

Reviewing local contractors reviews on Yelp can be a good start.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 30, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Santa Barbara
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Prop 58 and renovating my home
This might be a question for a CPA or the city assessor, to be sure about the taxes. In my area, you will pay more property taxes if you add square feet to your existing property. Cosm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 24, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
how much would it cost to knock down a wall between two bedrooms that only has closets on each side, and remodel & remodel bathroom. single level home
I would suggest that you obtain at least a couple bids from general contractors for an answer.
1 vote Share Flag Mon Oct 19, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Diego
Swbasic, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Swbasic answered:
How durable is Reward Hardwood Flooring?
I am looking at the Maple-Saddle as well throughout the house replacing carpet. I as also wondering about the Reward brand, and if the 2mm hardwood layer is sufficient. I've been told ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 8, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in California
Nancy Bergman, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Nancy Bergman answered:
how much does it cost to make an addition of 12 x 12 ( with a restroom include ) in a 1 story house in San Ysidro, CA 92173?
You can estimate about $35 /50 per sq ft without the bathroom.
With an estimate, I can speak from personal experience, I did a 5x5 bathroom remodel with subway tiles, custom shower, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 5, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 92173
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
What's the average cost per sq ft to rebuild in San Mateo? Our house has foundation issues and we would like to go up to 2,300 sf ft in Sunnybrae.
I would suggest that obtain a few bids from a general contractor and go from there.

Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 23, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Mateo
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
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
we have a house that an extemely old house that needs the whole house remodeled.
Hi,

Please feel free to contact me, and we can discuss the details about your home.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 22, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
Taycollins42, Home Buyer in Opelika, AL
Taycollins42 answered:
Would enlarging the master bath which would decrease the master bedroom, increase or decrease the house value?
I don't think it would change much personally. There are a lot of people who would value having a bigger master bathroom. Obviously there will be some people who would rather have the b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 28, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 92069
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Move house a few feet while replacing foundation: What type of additional city/county fees would I be subject to if I move the house on the property?
Hello John G:

I have had a few listings that needed foundation repair, including one property that needed a completely new foundation. This is something that will require proper perm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
Rory, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Rory answered:
What's the average square foot cost for a room addition in Orange County, California?
I have never seen a $125 per square foot addition in Southern California in over 30 years. The labor would have to be free slave labor or sweat equity for that to happen! Prices for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 92647
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