Having a yard does not directly correlate to a higher price per square foot because it is not included in the total square footage of the property. Having a private yard can increase the property value as compared to other similar properties without a yard.
Quality of the finishes you choose will also drive your budget. Make sure to spend in proportion to what the property can sell for later with the addition. Sometimes--of course--an owner chooses to over spend to create a lifestyle--your choice!... more
If the mortgage contingency expired prior to your loan application getting rejected from the bank or prior to you or your attorney formally exercising the mortgage contingency your deposit may not be protected. I would contact and consult your real estate attorney asap.
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Termites are common in areas with excessive moisture and close ground contact. Of course there are several other conducive conditions that may be attractive to the wood destroying insects. Since the other systems of the house are dependent upon the structure, consider this a significant issue. The structure is typically designed to handle various failures without collapse. Structural repairs should be performed under permit. If the house is recent, meaning a plan is on file, then a Home Improvement Contractor can typically perform a direct replacement of the material without the assistance of a structural engineer. An older house without a plan on file may require a professional engineer to evaluate the structure to ensure an adequate repair.
Most of the agents I have met have extensive experience and may be able to help you understand and evaluate the house in a calm and rationale manner. As you know it only takes 1 bad experience story before you get concerned about an entire profession.
I suggest you ask the questions that are important to you. It sounds like you are relocating from a dry climate to a seasonally moist climate. Excessive moisture in the house may include biological pollutants that may adversely effect your comfort or health. Asthma, sensitive skin, and other conditions may be aggravated with various organic growth.
Frequency of repair may also be important. When conducive conditions to wood destroying insects are not eliminated, then expect the insects to return. There are always trade-offs to consider with each configuration of the house. Some common aethetically appealing renovations, may create a conducive condition for wood destroying insects. This may be an acceptable trade-off for some and unacceptable for others.
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Just installed the top of the line Buderus 5 section boiler with a superstore 60 gallons. Total cost was 5750 less the energy credit from nstar. Not sure on the baseboard cost as it would depend on how much is needed and how many floors your talking about.... more
Alot would depend on anothers need & it's location and ability to fullfill that need. Why would a person need your spot X where it is when spot Y may be free? Unless parking is at a premium where the spot is located it would be tough to assign value. Just like how in Boston a few weeks back someone was willing to pay $300k for a parking spot in downtown Boston. There's alot that goes into the value that would need to be assessd. You should check with a local expert to get a more specific opinion of value.... more
You need to get several bids from reputable contractors in your area to determine the cost. Look at the selling price/square foot in your neighbood and then times that by the added square footage to determine if it is economically a good idea. It usually is!... more