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Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
Renovating a home, what do I do to avoid waterproofing mistakes with my sky lights?
Hire a licensed contractor to do the work.
You can search on the Florida web site at: https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 7, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 34239
Gladys Carra…, Real Estate Pro in 34238
Gladys Carrasco answered:
Mirrors and transparant tables are showing up to make small spaces appear big -- any other good tricks?
Painting a room a lighter color makes it more reflective to light, and don't forget to clear the clutter.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 34239
David Shaw, Real Estate Pro in 34233
David Shaw answered:
Many Sarasota homes have terrazzo floors, what do you need to keep them looking good?
These days when people find terrazzo under old carpet its like striking gold. even the terrazzo might look rough when you first find, it can be polished and buffed to look like new.

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David Shaw, Real Estate Pro in 34233
David Shaw answered:
$20 - $25 an hour seems to be the range for a good handyman. Do we see that changing?
You should really never pay by the hour, if you do the job will take twice as long. Also if there there uncomfortable giving a bid move on to the next company. Make sure there insured a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 26, 2014 Home Ownership in 34239
Benjamin Lit…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Benjamin Litke answered:
Does anyone have investors looking for partial complete homes in the Sarasota Florida area?
Please contact me if they are still available.

Benjamin Litke PA
Coldwell Banker Siesta Key
benjamin.litke@floridamoves.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Selling in 34239
Denise Baker, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Denise Baker answered:
Investment or retirement property
Are you getting a mortgage on this investment property?
Are you paying cash?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 6, 2014 Investment Properties in 34239
Ruth Babel, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Ruth Babel answered:
Has anyone used a ceiling-mounted pull-down curtain or shade to when you wanted to divide a large or open spaces?
Sandra,
Hello. I have used them in long large bedrooms to divide space. They have served there purpose and did work. But keep in mind, they are not fixed and can move and may be safet ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 12, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 34239
John Fevrier, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
John Fevrier answered:
Forest Lake Country Club Golf Course Development Plans
@Barak - thanks for the link. This doc would appear to be really great news for the homeowners in the area. It will be interesting to follow this and see how fast the developer moves on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 15, 2013 General Area in 34239
Lynn Brock, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Lynn Brock answered:
Silver trays on the wall for decoration? College dorm, funky contemporary? or where?
Sandra, are you asking permission to hang silver trays on the wall for decoration? The remainder of the question does not make any sense. Best to try re phrasing it again.

Best re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 16, 2012 Design & Decor in 34239
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
Do you have a favorite dog park?
Here is a blog I wrote on dog parks.


Southwest Florida pet friendly parks and beaches

Are you looking for a place to enjoy the outdoors and take your pet with you? Southwest F ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 15, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 34239
Sandra LaFla…, Real Estate Pro in 34236
Sandra LaFlamme answered:
How should we proceed with this short sale offer?
Short sales questions are asked every day in our business, and there are MANY fine answers and facets represented in this correspondence.

As the reading is VERY dynamic -- you may ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 15, 2012 Home Buying in 34239
tim moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
tim moore answered:
I read insulation wet-spray is best for new construction, but what about renovation?
It's good, but it costs more. With new homes you have access to walls with no dry wall, are you removing drywall? If so you can use it easily.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 15, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 34239
Sandra LaFla…, Real Estate Pro in 34236
Sandra LaFlamme answered:
What percentage of the homes are owner occupied in the ARlington Park area?
Ginny,

Our Sarasota Association & National Association give us statistic's for this area falling in the 34239 zip code as a 60% owner occupied neighborhood.

Additionally, they tel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 15, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 34239
Court Hoyle, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Court Hoyle answered:
I am working with a realtor who says I can buy 1453 School Av, Sarasota FL as a Fixer-Upper, then rehab it and Re-Sell it fast for $130,000.
You are taking the correct steps by doing your homework and educating yourself. However in this market, or any for that matter, there are no gaurantees. My best advice is to not make a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Aug 5, 2011 Home Selling in 34239
Jeff Holloway, Real Estate Pro in Sebastian, FL
Jeff Holloway answered:
What is the best way to identify agents with significant short sales and foreclosure experience?
2 different questions. I would ask for any designations of specialty they currently hold AND how many sales they have had in the last 6 months that were specifically bank owned or short ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 17, 2010 Home Buying in 34239
Ellen Gesell, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Ellen Gesell answered:
A property which was listed as 'Lis Pendens' in February 2010 has recently shown the price increased to nearly double the original price.
It is understandable how confusing this can be for buyers. The banks seem to keep us all guessing! You could be absolutely correct but it is hard to say. You could have a realtor do a c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 26, 2010 Home Buying in 34239
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
I am looking to find out info. on a a home located at Spring Creek Drive, in Sarasota, Florida, which
There are approximately 1,400 short sales and foreclosures listed for sale in Sarasota County and more are expected in the near future.

This include a wide range of home types, locat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2009 Foreclosure in 34239
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
approximate range of price per sf for family room addition of 10 x 25 basic code on electrical with tile
M,

Give us a call. We will be happy to provide you with a list of area contractors to consider.

Good luck
The "Eckler Team"
Michael Saunders & Company
941-408-5363
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 27, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in 34239
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