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Johndavidada…, Home Buyer in Gainesville, FL
Johndavidadamsjr answered:
What lenders are providing FHA 203K loans in Florida?
imortgage is a direct lender that offers FHA 203k streamline, full K ( Consultant ) as well as FNMA Homestyle renovation and VA renovation loans. John Adams Team specializes in these ty ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Oviedo
Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
I have a small (1650sf) 4 bedroom, 2 full bath home in Orlando Fl. Planning to remodel the 2nd/guest bathroom.
Bad idea. The 2nd tub is for washing the kids. Put the wow shower in the master.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 19, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 32828
Rick Stevens…, Home Owner in Scottsdale, AZ
Rick Stevenson answered:
how much does it cost to put a pool in a house ?
As others have said, it really depends on the area and the type of pool you're getting, not to mention any extras you're adding the swimming pool. Usually low to mid range five figures ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 30, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 33334
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
Can I remodel detached garage into rental suite? What is required by lee county zoning?
Go online, the building department will have requirements and contact info should you have questions. In FL you'll first have to find out if your plans meet the current zoning for the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 16, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 33967
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
I bought a 3/1, 1200 sf house in Altamonte Springs, and want to add 2nd standard quality bathroom (5x12), any ideas about the cost and GC referrals?
A lot of the costs are going to vary based on the difficulty level of the work, and the price of materials for whatever you add. I would suggest talking to any professional connections ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 32701
Gene Petrino, Real Estate Pro in Pompano Beach, FL
Gene Petrino answered:
I am looking for a mobile home. Pet friendly. please call john 954 290-9580
Hi John,
I don't deal in mobile homes, however I am certain that there is an area in Davie that should be able to accommodate your needs. It's located just south of I-595 and 136th Av ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 9, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Margate
Gene Petrino, Real Estate Pro in Pompano Beach, FL
Gene Petrino answered:
What remodeling brings the best return in 33334? I will sell our 2/1, pool, jacuzzi home soon. Old home, no central air, jalousie windows. Thanks
In my experience, buyers are looking for homes that have new roofs, new a/c, new kitchen, and new bathrooms. Hope this helps.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 2, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 33334
Avidsram, Renter in Bonita Springs, FL
Avidsram answered:
What happens if I add a Screen Enclosure without getting a Permit?
It can get pretty complicated. I dealt with it last year. See this article on enclosure network. They cover it thoroughly. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 24, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 34684
Albiecardew, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Albiecardew answered:
How much would it cost to demolish a two story concrete block flat roof house on a canal in Siesta Key. No nearby houses
The average cost for a home that size would be around $10,000, but there may be other factors that could increase the price, such as damages to the house that could be a risk. I would s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 22, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Siesta Key
Ladyluckyone…, Home Buyer in Key Largo, FL
Ladyluckyone234 answered:
do i need a permit in the florida keys (Monroe County) to replace the windows on my mobile home?
Yes, that's correct. I am with the Department of Business & Professional Regulation, in the Unlicensed Activity Unit and we receive complaints stating permits were not pulled for jobs ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 17, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Key Largo
Sparrow4, Home Buyer in Saint Augustine, FL
Sparrow4 answered:
Can someone recommend a good electrician?
According to me, electrician need to be certified. Licensed electricians are the only ones that have to be considered. This is due to many different reasons, but the most important one ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 15, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Saint Augustine
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Approximately how much will all of this cost and can it all be financed?
Hi Novela,

These repairs can be financed (or re-financed) through FHA 203K or Fannie Mae HomeStyle, however, we have minimum loan amounts and if the house is free and clear, we would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Riviera Beach
lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
Buying home with polybutylene plumbing, advice!
I would call a plumber and get their advice and quote on the replacement. It's a pretty big deal, to answer your question, to have it replaced since the materials are not dependable and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 12, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Apopka
Gary Hitchco…, Real Estate Pro in Parkland, FL
Gary Hitchcock answered:
I need to find a licensed electrician and plumber to look at a house which I have put a bid. I need them to give me a bid for renovation work.
I use Angie's list and now there is a new one
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 12, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Lakeland
Brittany898, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Brittany898 answered:
Does Wells Fargo still offer 203k loans? Also, what are other good 203k lenders in Texas.
If you're to the point in your home buying process to compare lenders, then it's time to talk about big bank vs community lender. When you're looking at the difference between an AmeriF ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Oviedo
vdbennett19, Home Buyer in 53211
vdbennett19 answered:
Is it helpful or hurtful of the misleading information on HGTV shows? For example, renovating a bath room for under $1,000.
I think that, while HGTV shows are interesting, they present an unrealistic idea of what a house buyer should be looking for when they buy a home or remodel a home. They want it move-i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Fort Myers
Johnmv, Home Owner in Tampa, FL
Johnmv asked:
Building Construction Services investigator for unpermitted activities on property with unreasonable timeframe Hello. I have a nonpaying tenant I am trying to evict in the west central Florida area. They contacted building investigative services and allowed them access. Investigator found multiple…
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 3, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Tampa
Kelsey Compa…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Kelsey Compars answered:
How much would it cost to install new AC units in a 1200 sqft home? Its a bank owned home and the previous owners took the old outdoor and indoor
It sounds like that is an average sized home and not very big. If you want to figure out the most accurate information for pricing then I would recommend looking for contractors. Once y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 32826
Kelsey Compa…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Kelsey Compars answered:
Roofing-Handy man versus Roofing company-Putting the new roof over the old roof or removing the old roof-Pros and Cons
Personally I do not think I would go with just any handy man to work on my roof. Some of the repairs or jobs can be pretty big too. There is a home down my road that is having their ent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Lehigh Acres
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