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Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
Stained Concrete Floors?
It really depends on the individual buyer, and the quality of the stain. A well-done floor can really be an asset to a home. There are a lot of designs available, so don't get anything ... more
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Gregnsusanm, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
Gregnsusanm answered:
Does FHA allow a mortgage loan officer who originates FHA loans to sell real estate or to have an active real estate license?
Would this preclude doing real estate law, as an attorney, on the side? For instance would it prevent me from drafting a lease for a non-related matter? Would it preclude me from doi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 14, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 75023
Amy S Arey R…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S Arey Realtor CNE answered:
We are in process of getting our house ready to sell. We spent $$ on updates already. We have old a/c unit 0 seer, should we replace or offer warrnty
An item like this will likely come up anyway during negotiations. If it's at the end of its life-span and your warranty will cover it, go ahead and get it replaced. If not, and you wa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 75023
Monica Allen, Real Estate Pro in 02642
Monica Allen answered:
ugly stained cement floors! how can i restain it lighter ? any other suggestions?
There is cement paint. Just a thought..
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 75023
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Is it good idea to take hardwood option with the builder or take the carpet and do the hardwood later?
It's easier and cheaper to put carpet over hardwood, then to replace carpet and install hardwood. It would probably make sense get the hardwood.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 75013
Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
Looking to remodel kitchen in the 75025 area. what is the cost to value comparisons here? Also, what is the general trend now for kitchens here..
I think there is some good advice on here already. Go to some open houses and see if you can find some kitchens that you like. You'll be able to get a rough idea of what kitchens are lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 75025
Amy S Arey R…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S Arey Realtor CNE answered:
What is the best hardwood flooring to put down: laminate, engineered, or solid? What's the best return on investment for resale? What do buyers?
The best return on investment is going to be determined by the other "comps" in the neighborhood. While actual hardwood is better "quality", you don't want to sink money into something ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 4, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in McKinney
Amy S Arey R…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S Arey Realtor CNE answered:
Looking for a design consultant on a remodel of our bathroom and kitchen in Bent Tree West.
I'm sure you have already taken care of this, but I recommend the award-winning Alan Hilsabeck, (also featured on HGTV) who specializes in Kitchen and Bath Remodels:

Here's a post o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 11, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 75287
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can a MLO be a home builder?
State Laws vary, so it's best to check with the licensing laws for the state you are concerned about, but I see no inherent conflict, PROVIDED you disclose to everyone your du ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 75023
Amanda Nicod…, Real Estate Pro in The Woodlands, TX
Amanda Nicodemus answered:
Does anyone know of a Lender in the Houston or katy area where they allow you to keep Real estate license and Loan officer license at the same time?
Try Amcap Mortgage in Houston and Spring. for more information.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 26, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 75023
Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
If foundation, need rebuild $ per 1500sq ft for brick-2 bdrm-2 bth-2cr grg-paint-no wallppr-laminate floor-no fancy amenities-all std.
You should talk with a builder or carpenter.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 26, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 75025
Maria Warmin…, Home Buyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Maria Warmington answered:
Is the expense of changing gold door handles, bathroom fixtures and other gold hardware to brushed nickel important when reburbishing a home?
I'm into brass hardwares... just bought a new home with all new brushed nickel fixtures. would like to trade if your hardwares are still in good condition. thank you!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 21, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Plano
Dixon Wong, Real Estate Pro in 75206
Dixon Wong answered:
Is a master bath with walk in shower (no tub) listed as a "full bath" in the 75025 market?
Hi Molly,

YES a full bathroom means more than a sink and toliet. So its a full bath even with a shower only.

0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 75025
Nijo Mathew, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Nijo Mathew answered:
Recently seen on Trulia Home Rentals, home for rent 309 Mapleshade, McKinney. Still Available.? Jackie
Its been leased. If you need any help to find out a house for lease or buy, contact me.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 7, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in McKinney
Rob Vaughan, Real Estate Pro in Aubrey, TX
Rob Vaughan answered:
I'm in Prosper and was wondering about the ROI for monies spent on outdoor living spaces. $400k Newcastle built in 2005, has nice pool
I agree, you've got a contractor who wants a paycheck (understandable I suppose but integrity is more important). Here's the thing, I love outdoor living spaces. Hoping to save the mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 21, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 75078
Linda Lorenzo…, Real Estate Pro in 75070
Linda Lorenzo - (214) 578-3131 answered:
Is there a company in the DFW area who specializes in changing brass hardware (door handles/shower enclosures) over to bronze? Thank You.
Someone just told me that you can get marine paint and actually paint over them yourself. I haven't tried it so not sure if it works, but you might try it on something brass as a test ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 5, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Plano
D. Vincent M…, Real Estate Pro in 02127
D. Vincent Murphy answered:
Here we go again!
where did the question Go ???
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 7, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 75023
Carolyn Albe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Carolyn Albers Black answered:
I have a client that wants to remodel their home with the usual, i.e. granite, tile, wood floors, paint, updated bathrooms etc.
You may have already found a referral but if your clients are still entertaining bids-please visit or contact them at (214)923-9279 or (214)999-9399.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 6, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 75287
Dp2, Other/Just Looking in Virginia
Dp2 answered:
i want to get these foreclosed homes market ready. how do i get on a list of preffered contractors?
Brian, initially when I read your question and first response, I thought you might be an investor; however, after having reread your question, I suspect you're actually contractor. As ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in 75094
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
Countertop, Which type of countertop is worth my money for a house around the Bethany and jupiter area

Great question. Depends on what you want to do with the property....flip it or live in it. Also there are a couple of other factors to consider such as what the competition ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 9, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in Allen
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