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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
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Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
This is a single family house turned to a 2 family home. Top floor my uncle and aunt and their family and 1st floor my mom and day and family.
Work with a Loan Officer in order to help you sort out the details.
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Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
I demolished the walls and ceilings without a permit. Am I in violation? And what is the penalty?
If the city finds out you may be in trouble. Most likely a monetary fine of some sort. Really depends on the property type, what its zoned for, what you did. Too many variables there to ... more
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Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Architect for home second story addition
Work with any Architect in order to make sure you follow all local building codes.

Feel free to contact Architect Ted Mesiacos at tedm@themesarchitecture.com
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Newman-Mitri…, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Newman-Mitrick RE Group answered:
What are the costs of building a 2 car garage that is a quarter longer than norm on a standard Chicago lot?
Depending on the materials you're looking at $7K to well over $50K.
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Jeff Nobleza, Real Estate Pro in 60640
Jeff Nobleza answered:
What costs are assoc. w/ converting a 2nd floor with ex.3 BD/ 1 BA to 3 BD incl master BA and open ceilings from drywall to cathedral w/ 2 sky lights?
Call Dan Huschen for a quote
773 593 6088.

He's a great general contractor that can help you.
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
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Michael, Home Owner in Chicago, IL
Michael answered:
how much can i expand my garage in chicago?
Per CZO 17-9-0201-E "No accessory building or structure located in a required rear setback may exceed 15 feet in height." The height of the garage is measured to the underside of the c ... more
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Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Does anyone know of any good design build or general contractors for an addition/ remodel.?
Contact:

Nick Psyhogios
nick@exemplarybuilders.com
312-437-9399

Honest and Trustworthy and Great Quality
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Benny Rivera, Real Estate Pro in Logan Square, Chicago,...
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
It’s all determined by the way light and colors interact. “People have to understand that the color of an object won’t look the same 24 hours a day,” says lighting designer Joseph Rey-Barreau.… Read more
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Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Building on a landlocked narrow lot property-Does anyone know restrictions the city, county or ward might impose on doing this?
Check with the Zoning Department. There is a maximum percentage of the lot size that you can build on.
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Alex B. Hara…, Real Estate Pro in 60610
Alex B. Haralambakis answered:
what qualifies a room as a bedroom does it need a window in wisconsin?
Its own air vent is required.
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
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Joe Schiller, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Joe Schiller answered:
I want to rehab my house using fannie maes home style loan. Are their certain contractors that I have to use or can I use any contractor that is?
I think the loans are the easy part..the permits from the city are where the problem begin
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Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Napkin ballpark figure to rewire 700 sq ft condo in Chicago w/new breaker box?
Have a few licensed and bonded electricians stop by and give you a quote.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 60640
Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Do you know any lender who offers "FannieMae Homestyle Renovation Loan" program in the tampa Bay area?
Feel free to contact:

Debbie Zakis
dzakis@hmcdirect.com

She should be able to help you.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Richard Hunt,…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Richard Hunt, Architect answered:
Venting of On Demand Gas Water Heater
I think that Chicago requires a certain distance from a direct vent to a window or door AND minimum distance to another building - ask a Chicago heat/vent reviewer for details. Also, I ... more
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James P. Mic…, Real Estate Pro in 60605
James P. Michaels answered:
Who should I contact about getting a loan for an addition to my current house in Chicago?
email me at jmichaels@remax.net and I will send you my contact
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