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Jlong1004, Renter in Saint Louis, MO
Jlong1004 asked:
Should I finish my basement? I recently purchased a home with an unfinished basement (about 625 sq ft). My appraised value on the home was only $66,000 and I paid $65,000. I've found my home listed on several sites…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 28, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 62040
Jivefive99, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Jivefive99 asked:
New Chicago basement bathrooms ... How about the legal requirements for a basement BATHROOM? City doesnt have a permit for a bathroom but does have a permit for plumbing alterations. Does a new bathroom also require a window?…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 20, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 60640
Jivefive99, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Jivefive99 answered:
what are the legal requirements to have a room classified as a bedroom?
How about the legal requirements for a basement BATHROOM? City doesnt have a permit for a bathroom but does have a permit for plumbing alterations. Does a new bathroom also require a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 20, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 60657
Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt answered:
I want to know how much a home is worth as is
You could call up the closest Realtor and ask them to look at it in person and evaluate it for you.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 14, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 62884
keithmulliga…, Home Owner in Modesto, CA
keithmulligan26 answered:
Average cost of home addition per square foot
Oakhurst california what is the average square foot- cost of room addition 400 square feet, including basic bathroom
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 10, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Calumet Park
Pdangers, Home Buyer in Evanston, IL
Pdangers answered:
How much would a gut rehab cost?
Gut rehab for currently 1500 sq ft currently 2 bd 2.5 bath ranch. Want to add a Master suite openly floor plan currently
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 15, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Evanston
Accurate Ins…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Accurate Inspections & Consulting answered:
Making your basement deeper?
Realistically a $100K to lower and finish a basement compliant. However, you could easily spend more than a $100K depending on what you do. Since its probably going to have a small foot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 21, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
John Meyers, Real Estate Pro in Park Ridge, IL
John Meyers answered:
Any ideas of the difference in cost between a tear-off roof on a Chicago bungalow and adding the basic construction of a couple dormers?
Hello Kirstin, A tear off will run about $10,000 compared to at least $50,000 for a couple dormers.

If you can get away with one dormer, you can maybe get it done for about $30,000. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 6, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Carlo Ruth, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Carlo Ruth answered:
FHA 203k contractors
General rec: make sure that whoever does your 203K inspection is highly qualified. AND make sure you have an adequate contingency. I've seen these 203K projects go south b/c of the fa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 30, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Jmp6885, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Jmp6885 asked:
Converting a Bedroom to a Bathroom, Does It Add Value? Currently we have a 3.5 bedroom home. The master is on the main floor and unfortunately the master bathroom is also the community bathroom if guests are over with 2 doors, one going to…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 7, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 61010
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Noah Seidenberg answered:
I want my old garage tore down. Has a lot of metal and steel pole. How much?
Only an estimate from a contractor or garage builder can really give you an accurate answer.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 10, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 60631
Marcus Morgan, Home Buyer in Orem, UT
Marcus Morgan answered:
We're seeking ballpark estimates for extensive renovations on an 1880 frame 2-flat in Chicago. Thank you!
It looks like you know exactly what you want to get done with your remodeling. I think the best thing for you to do is contact a bunch of different contractors and give them this list ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 8, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Bob Oatmeyer, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Bob Oatmeyer answered:
Anyone know a Good roofers?
My neighbors are looking to get some roof repairs done on their home as well. References are a great way to find a contractor. That is exactly how my neighbors are looking for their wor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Glencoe
Robert Rapp, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Robert Rapp answered:
Hardwood floors... Is it worth it?
Depending on the style of your home, many homeowners in my community are starting to use poured concrete with radiant heat below. It gives the home a very contemporary/modern/industrial ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 60123
lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
Venting of On Demand Gas Water Heater
I would recommend calling a professional and asking them. They'll have the best idea on what to do, and what will work. You don't want to risk not having your water heater work after sp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Matt Laricy answered:
Good recommendations for Chicago based handyman or handywoman?
Jason Truncale is good. His cell is 773-220-7300
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Ravenswood
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