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Gehring, Both Buyer and Seller in 66217

What is the difference between a remodel and new construction on a private home in Johnson Co, KS?

Asked by Gehring, 66217 Sat Jul 2, 2011

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We want to build a garage apt that is detached and do some remodel to the exsting house
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 10, 2016
I think everyone is seeing your question differently...I see it as what is the difference between remodeling your current home or adding a new room to existing construction. Do you need permits???

If you just rehab your existing home you don't have to have permission. If you are building on a room addition to an existing home...or doing a tear down re would need to hire someone that can pull the appropriate permits to do to meet the appropriate county/city code.

I may have assumed too much too...but being more specific with your question would be helpful.

All the best,
Betty Simmons
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 6, 2013
I love a remodel because I get all of the squarefootage of an older home, usually in a better location, with the conveinaces. go for it!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 4, 2012
Are you speaking about the loan process or purchasing a home?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 3, 2012
Red, Your question begs more questions; however, I am going to assume you have a private home and you are thinking of putting an additon on it (the new construction part of the question). I specialize in the FHA 203K program and, per the guidelines, ANY changes made to the property would be considered a remodel. Of course, a new addition would be classified new construction...but it all qualifies for renovation financing if that is what you need. The program actually allows for a complete rebulid of a tear down or destroyed fire as long as part of the original foundation is used.

I only originate in CA, but encourage you to find a local 203K specialist to discuss your options. I would never work remotely on a 203K and suggest you avoid any company/loan consulltant doing this loan from afar. The loan is not difficult, but it has a lot of moving will want someone you can communicate with effectively.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 3, 2011
I could better help you if you could be more specific. Are you asking about home costs or something else?
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