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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
What's the average cost per sq ft to rebuild in San Mateo? Our house has foundation issues and we would like to go up to 2,300 sf ft in Sunnybrae.
I would suggest that obtain a few bids from a general contractor and go from there.

Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 23, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Mateo
Capterk, Home Owner in Burlingame, CA
Capterk answered:
Retaining wall with a electricity pole located within the retaining wall
No. The pole was probably there before the wall was built and it is likely that the wall is not supporting the pole. If the wall is supporting four feet of earth, then the distance ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 30, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 94066
Elena Talis,  in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
I'm looking for ballpark estimates for new construction electrical & plumbing work for a 2600 sf house in in the Bay Area.
I would forward the plans to couple electricians and get their estimates. The devil is in details - do you want home automation of any kind, speaker, network, security system, recessed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 10, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94062
David Kelsey, Real Estate Pro in Woodside, CA
David Kelsey answered:
What is the best option for installing solar heating for a back yard swimming pool?

The best option would be to contact a few contractors/companies that specialize in solar heating installation. There are a few here in the Bay Area that are very reputable an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 94025
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
I would appreciate recommendations on a consultant who can advise on proper installation of an HRV system (HVAC) during a home remodel.
I like Palo Alto Plumbing and Heating

Palo Alto Plumbing Heating & Air‎
Looking for Heating Services in Palo Alto? We have the best deal for you. Ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 28, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 94025
Lance King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King answered:
how one convince the HOA to review/revisit possibility of installing floating engineering floors with special sound proof padding?
The first thing you need to do is review your CC&Rs or ask the President of the HOA what the procedure is for getting policy review. You are right, it makes no sense that a bottom floor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 28, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Mateo
Jim Somers,  in 94061
Jim Somers answered:
how much would it cost to add second story to my 2nd 1 bath. I want to add 2nd and 1 bath
Hi Allstarlen;
You ask a tough question because you haven't provided me with any specifics. When you say 2nd, are you talking about a 2nd floor, a 2nd bedroom or a 2nd bathroom, or so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 5, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 94063
Sic, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Sic answered:
Do I have to apply for renovation loan?
Yup, I think we'll proceed.
Thank you again!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 20, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in San Mateo
Phyllis McAr…, Real Estate Pro in San mateo, CA
Phyllis McArthur answered:
Hi, I am thinking about buying a small house (900-1100 sf) most likely rancher style in South San Francisco or San Bruno.
The best way to handle this, is to go directly to the building department and talk to someone there. I have been to both many times and they are very good to deal with.

As far as ANY ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 1, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in South San Francisco
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
How much is it to convert part of a garage to a living space and a bathroom in Daly City?
Before considering the renovation, do check with your local planning and zoning department for any possible necessary permits....
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 13, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Daly City
The Laugesen…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
The Laugesen Team answered:
What are some things to consider if you are buying a small home with the intention of doing an addition at a later date?
Dear S.Smith buyer,
In addition to selling real estate in the 94010 neighborhoods, I also build, renovate and remodel....Some of the areas of concern for me today is what lender will c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 28, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 94010
Gilbert Rich…,  in Santa Clara County, CA
Gilbert Richards answered:
What's a good start to finding a good contractor/developer in San Mateo
Thank you Denise. I will look into that. i have two banks that are making construction loans for projects just like you described so I think I have a good idea how to move forward from ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in San Mateo County
Gilbert Rich…,  in Santa Clara County, CA
Gilbert Richards answered:
Addition - Construction Cost Estimate (Ballpark)

I know Dave Tapper pretty well and his team (contractor included) always holds to their word. So I would definitely take a look at his contractor.

Those prices are pretty com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 9, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Redwood City
Cheryl Bower, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Cheryl Bower answered:
What is the recommendation? Do I replace my back deck with wood or Trex or other?
Hi Toby,

As Russ has mentioned, personal taste/lifestyle do need to be factored in. Personally, I've done a fair amount of research and am going with a Trex type of material. It re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in San Mateo
Scott Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Woodside, CA
Scott Hayes answered:
price / square foot new construction in the peninsula
It depends on where in Woodside you are looking for, but if you are looking in central Woodside, you are looking at about $1m +/- per acre plus the 400+ per sq foot depending in finish ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 15, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Woodside
David Tapper, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David Tapper answered:
I'm looking for rough ideas for remodeling cost for a home we're looking at that needs some work.
I would budget around $20,000, but it's very difficult without seeing the property. It's also very hard to get contractors to come and give you bids when you don't own it yet.

Once y ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in San Carlos
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