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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
how do I look up building codes?
I would suggest that you contact the city.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 21, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Jim Morelli, Real Estate Pro in 78753
Jim Morelli answered:
I'm going to have a carport built in front of my house. I live in central Austin right near downtown. Can anyone recommend a good contractor?
I would highly suggest using Angie's List. Have used it many times in the past always with 100% satisfaction.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 19, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Avg cost for adding a room on in central east austin?
There's no average cost in adding a room as it varies greatly depending upon what you'd like to put in the room, how big of a construction/change that needs to be done, the construction ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 25, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 78723
Derrick Sly, Home Buyer in Albuquerque, NM
Derrick Sly answered:
Does anyone have a good electrician, for a modest outdoor wiring job? My electrician has moved to California.
I've done most of my electrical work myself. The only time I call for help is when there's equipment required that I don't own. Even then, I still request to be present whenever the ele ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 14, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 78737
Carrie Hiner, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Carrie Hiner answered:
Remodel for an older home in Austin TX
Hi Micheal,

That is hard to answer because there are no averages. It is so dependent on labor and materials. Other costs include permitting and design work. Can you tell me what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 4, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 78731
Perry Hender…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Perry Henderson answered:
Is there a landscape architect or other professional who designs horse properties in the hill country?
I was just about to recommend Charlie Fisk but it look s like he is on Trulia now and just left you a note.. 512-422-1337
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 3, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 78737
John Paul Po…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Paul Porter answered:
Live in Windsor Park, looking at converting carport to living space. Suggestions....
I live in Windsor Park. I think it really depends on what the answer to parking becomes? I have seen many people convert to more living space and still provide a covered parking optio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 20, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 78723
JOSEPH E JAR…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
JOSEPH E JARUSINSKY JR answered:
What is the average per sq ft cost for an addition in 78722. 2013
Massey, nearly impossible question to answer depending on what kind of finish out you're going to do. Are you going to have wood floors, carpet, granite, laminate, etc. A good rang ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 78722
Bill Austin, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Bill Austin answered:
Considering converting my single-story into a two-story. Would this be feasible? Or should I just look for a larger home?
Cindy,
Off the cuff...
Is it possible to add a second story? Yes. Is it practical? Probably not for structural & financial reasons. Odds are you could sell your current home and make ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Should we remodel our 3/1 in 78704 to make it more appealing to buyers and get a higher sale price?
This question is a year old and should be closed. It's been answered a million times already. People it's time to move on to current questions.
1 vote Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 78704
Lindsay Fren…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Lindsay French answered:
Is it a bad idea to get rid of the bathtubs in the house?
I would recommend keeping at least one bathtub in the house, preferably the master. Personally, I would purchase a home without any bathtubs, but that is because I currently do not have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 12, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Shannon Schm…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Shannon Schmitz answered:
Garage conversion in Austin?
Hello Crestview Resident;

The cost of building an addition, including simply enclosing a garage, in Austin is between $70 to $120 per Square Foot. This all depends on the contractor ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Dec 26, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 78757
Tim Sweeney, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Tim Sweeney answered:
I own an old house near the lake in the Chicon neighborhood and would like to tear it down & re-build a brand new home on the lot. Where do I?
you can put in an application for a demolition permit, it requires your notarized signature and a tax certificate showing the taxes have been paid, the tax cert costs $10 and it should ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 22, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 78702
Alison Shuman, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Alison Shuman answered:
Foundation check needed ASAP
Did you get what you needed? I'd be interested to know what you decided to do.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 18, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
JOSEPH E JAR…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
JOSEPH E JARUSINSKY JR answered:
Cheap Remodel Advice
UTHorn, good advice so far. As far as the granite, there are companies who will resurface the tops of counters, showers, etc. and I also just saw an ad on tv recently for a new do-it-yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 28, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Dallas Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes for Sale answered:
I'm looking at a home which will require an addition downstairs. What's the best way to ball-park estimate the impervious cover I can add?
I think it is very hard to estimate these important information, If you work with a Realtor, your Realtor will give you the best advice.
Good Luck!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 31, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Scott_home, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Scott_home answered:
Pool converted to pond?
There is a fourth option:

Deck over it! check out http://www.deckover.com/

That is what I am planning to do on my soon-to-be-purchased home.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 15, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Mlk-183
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
What is the average cost/sf of a single-story home addition in Austin, TX?
Dear Chris,
The cost will depend on a multitude of things. Initially will you be adding to the foundations "footprint" or will you go vertical on the existing structure? Both ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 26, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Looking to do some remodeling to our home . Could someone please recommend a good trustworthy contractor ? Thanks for your help
Dear Clayton AngiesList.com is a great place to find contractors. If you need a carpenter I love Noah's Ark Construction (512)569-2557. Claude LeGace (512) 585-7129 is the best and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 8, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Sharon Selig…, Real Estate Pro in 78669
Sharon Seligman answered:
Cost of refurbishing a house.
Drummer-I agree that the first thing to do is clearly understand the market. What has sold, price range, how long it took. Look at last 90 days, max, 6 months back. Compare your house ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 78734
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