Many of my Canadian clients have asked me this question; apparently somewhere, its written that Canadians aren't allowed to do remodeling work themselves on properties in the US> I've not read this anywhere myself, but have heard of other Canadians being concerned about this.
Regardless, I have many buyers from Canada, doing a variety of renovations to their homes themselves here in Palm Springs, from putting in new pool, adding bedrooms, etc... I don't think painting, and replacing flooring will be an issue, (as long as you abide by your condo's CC&Rs).... more
Hi, get two bids from different local contractors, maybe even 3. Then Ask your uncle for his bid.
Then you will have 4 estimates on the cost to do the changes on your new home.
Appliances, go online to lowes, home depot, menards, do it yourself companies (some of this you migth not have in LA!) , best buy and sears on prices. Depending on credit and propmotions some companies offer minimun payments for 12 months. Also, you should see options, LG is not going to be moderate price you could be talking around 2,000 to 3,600.