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Stefan Heyma…, Other/Just Looking in San Jose, CA
Stefan Heymanns asked:
Secondary Dwelling in San Jose I am trying to find information about the feasibility of a detached secondary dwelling on our property, but I seem to find conflicting information on the city's websites.

Some sites…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 24, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 95124
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Building a new house in West San Jose.
Hi Oscar,

The details of the bids might reveal the differences in quality, materials, time, references, and Many other factors.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 21, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 95129
Ebonimall, Home Owner in Orlando, FL
Ebonimall answered:
What is the general cost per square foot for a second story addition in 95118?
There really is no way to get close to a number per square foot with out seeing the home, understanding what needs to be done, etc. Building costs for homes can range anywhere from $60- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 10, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Cambrian
Spghttihead, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Spghttihead asked:
How much would it cost to build a new 1000sqft house in San Jose, CA? The existing house will need to be torn down.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 31, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
Brian Silver…, Real Estate Pro in Ardsley, NY
Brian Silverman answered:
do you pay tax on a patio or deck?
Not sure..will have to check with town laws.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 13, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Evergreen
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
we have a house that an extemely old house that needs the whole house remodeled.
Hi,

Please feel free to contact me, and we can discuss the details about your home.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 22, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Move house a few feet while replacing foundation: What type of additional city/county fees would I be subject to if I move the house on the property?
Hello John G:

I have had a few listings that needed foundation repair, including one property that needed a completely new foundation. This is something that will require proper perm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
How long does a property survey take?
It depends on the surveyor and how busy they are. I would suggest that you contact the company directly.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 1, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
How much per sq. Ft. Labor only for a 2nd floor addition with a bathroom in n.y.
I would suggest that you obtain a couple bids. Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 1, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Cambrian
Ben, Home Owner in San Jose, CA
Ben answered:
I want to add a bathroom in the existing structure of my home. How much will it cost to get it permitted?
The planning department will not tell you what their fees will be. They need to see at least some kind of plans first. My last client paid around $900.00 for a bathroom addition. the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 28, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 95129
Kirsten Priz…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
Does the type of roofing effect the resale value of a house?
Yes it does at least here in Florida. Here in Florida tile and metal roofs are the most expensive compared to shingle. That reflects on the value of the home.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 22, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 95123
Sam Shueh,  in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
After remodeling a home to increase the total square footage, how will annual property taxes be affected?
To a great deal. Proposition 13 rulings applies. Call your county assessor office for formulas used.
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 3, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
reynaldoayers, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
reynaldoayers answered:
have anyone had experience dealing complaints to the contractors board? my contractor is not performing. Please share your experience and advise.
Don't hold your breath. I just filed a complaint with proof of work that a specific contractor wasn't licensed to do, WITH requests for checks, WITH checks made out to him and cashed by ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 18, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
laann65, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA
laann65 answered:
Is it illegal to turn a garage into a room in San Jose? If you can turn a grage into a room in San Jose what must one do to get this done and livable?
Is it illegal to turn a garage into a room in Fremont city? If you can turn a garage into a room in Alameda County, what must one do to get this done and livable? I m plan make out roo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 7, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
"Leave one wall up" buildng option. Good or bad idea?
Hi Oscar:

That will be correct, you are getting into a Remodel vs. a Rebuild.

But check with the building department whether one wall is enough.

Best regards
Perry

www.ruth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 95129
Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Yanoska Diaz answered:
WHAT IS THE GENERAL COST TO TURN A 2 CAR GARAGE INTO A 3 (WITH NEW ADDITION SMALLER)?
Anytime you add to the original floor plan could be quite costly, if that is your concern. It isn't the same as modifying the original plan.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 29, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Cambrian
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Building permit fine and penalty
Hi Bill,

I would speak to a few local contractors that can check it out up front to see what it would take to be permitted.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
saaveri_11, Home Owner in San Jose, CA
saaveri_11 answered:
How much does it cost to add arond 500 sft to the existing 1200 house in san jose, CA area?
Hello Pankaj, Were you able to add a room? Could you please share with us how much it costed you? we are looking into adding a family room of ~400sqft. Thanks Hema.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 95129
Kevin McDono…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Kevin McDonough answered:
I bought a home in San Jose 95132. Its an old house. How long does it take to get permits for to add recessed lighting ?
The permit can be obtained by either yourself or a contractor and is a relatively straightforward process.
The length of the job will depend on the complexity and contractor.
When the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 22, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
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