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Alisonsadler, Home Buyer in Altadena, CA
Alisonsadler answered:
Do guest houses hurt or help a property's resale value?
Hi there -
I have an empty lot where I am interested in adding an accessory building (large shed).
I will be using it as an artist studio. If it is built to residential code can it la ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 26, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Pasadena
rebecca brown, Home Buyer in Cleveland, TX
rebecca brown answered:
What is the loan you can get to update the house you buy and it's included in the purchase price.?
Should I apply for first time buyer loan is fha or convent all better
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 26, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Elk Grove
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
What is the approx cost to add a second story in 94403? I would like to add a master suite and possibly a family room
Hi,

It depends on a lot of factors. I would suggest contacting a local contractor or architect. Do you have one in mind already?

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 25, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 94403
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Sheryl Arndt answered:
do you need to install sprinklers to an existing house in Tiburon if we build an extension 55% the the existing area increase?
Hello Elainejulianaradcliffe, that is something that contractors may know but every city has it's own codes. You should inquire with the city planning and development department and the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 17, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Tiburon
Ellievdavis55, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
Ellievdavis55 answered:
Replace windows without touching frame - need permit?
I would suggest talking to the permit office and telling them your story. They should be able to tell you what needs to be done to make sure that you're on the right side of the law. An ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 9, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Sunnyvale
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Sheryl Arndt answered:
my garage is leaning and looks dangerous for use. i am adviced by trusted carpenters to rebuild. What do i need to do in pasadena ca.?
Hello Mordruu, you will have to pull permits to rebuild it and will have to go thru the city planning dept for city rules and regulations. You can use the 203k loan to do the work from ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 4, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 91107
Don Hester, Real Estate Pro in Wenatchee, WA
Don Hester answered:
air admittance valve at kitchen island in san ramon ca permitted?
Jerry,

This will depend on your plumbing code and most likely is perfectly fine as long as there is a proper main plumbing vent to the exterior of the home on a Vent system. This is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 1, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in San Ramon
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
What should I expect to pay per square foot to add a bathroom to my home?
If you had only 1 before it pays. But if you have 3 already
the return is smaller.

For your 100 sf it will make a difference again it depends on the original size of home & zip code ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 23, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 94086
Manisha9999, Home Buyer in Bronx, NY
Manisha9999 answered:
How much will it cost to remove a septic system and connect to city sewer?
how much to remove septic tank
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 15, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 95014
Arun B, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Arun B asked:
has any one brought a pre-installed full bathrooms which has a shower, toilet and sink I am not looking for the mobile plastic one.. I am planning to add one shower and toilet into my garage
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 12, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 95035
James.grey24…, Home Buyer in Sunnyvale, CA
James.grey2492 answered:
Can anyone recommend a structural engineer for single family home addition project near Sunnyvale CA? Thanks!
Hi, I recommend you HCSE which is the well known company in CA. This company gives the expert solutions and satisfied response. To hire their services and get more info you can visit th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 25, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Sunnyvale
LAhomebuyer, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
LAhomebuyer asked:
I want to remodel my house and need an architect in north Los Angeles. I don't know where to start looking for one. Anyone have recommendations? for someone reasonable who does good work? I don't know of any friends who have hired anyone good. Any suggestions for a first timer working with an architect?

Thank you!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 14, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Sunland
Brian Silver…, Real Estate Pro in Ardsley, NY
Brian Silverman answered:
do you pay tax on a patio or deck?
Not sure..will have to check with town laws.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 13, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Evergreen
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
what is the cost of renovating exterior of a Victorian home. Roughly about 2600 square feet.
Hi Julia,

What type of exterior material are you looking into? Finding a good local contractor (or a few) to get bids form would be a good start. Please feel free to email me what yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 11, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Alameda
Megan Kachol…, Renter in Sunnyvale, CA
Megan Kacholia asked:
Does anyone have recommendations for a good pool installation company in the Bay Area? We are looking to install a new inground pool in our backyard. But this is seeming to be almost as complicated as building a new house - so many things that can go wrong! I want to find…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 94086
Ws Homeowner, Real Estate Pro in Sunol, CA
Ws Homeowner answered:
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?
Nobody can answer your question given so many unanswered inputs. There are so many factors given materials and code. For instance I believe that if you add over 400 square feet, you n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 13, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 94539
Marinasprope…, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
Marinasproperty answered:
Converting a garage to a "bonus studio" space in Los Angeles?
I have a triplex it old and not permited how much will it cost me per room to get permits in 90304
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 12, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
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