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BubbleBoy, Home Buyer in Arlington, VA
BubbleBoy answered:
Putting down hardwood floor in an old (1970s) condo?
In 10 years the value is likely to be a lot lower anyways?

Also, do you mean real hardwood flooring or home despot staple down fake wood kit?

HGTV says a simple coat of paint add ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 18, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 20190
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
I own a home and land outright the house needs to be renovated. Can I get a renovation loan although I currently have a Va Loan?
So you own two different properties? One without a loan that you want to renovate and one (assuming primary residence) with a VA loan?

You cannot have two VA loans, getting a renovat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 23, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 22514
Taycollins42, Home Buyer in Opelika, AL
Taycollins42 answered:
Hampton Roads question about floor replacement.
I think it kind of just depends on the area. When I was looking into houses some areas were almost completely using hardwood, while other areas were going with tile, and then some stuck ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 1, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 23323
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
How do I locate the HOA (if there is one) for my property? Fairfax CO, McLean, VA 22101
you can email me at or call 703-407-3426 and I'll look it up for you.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 23, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in McLean
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
Should I build a 800-1000 sf addition to my 3BR 2.5 bath (1700sf) Del Ray rental property? What are critical elements to include for re-sale value?
You should have a market analysis done for you, with a few different scenarios that fit your short & long term goals. There isn't enough info here to give you thoughtful advice.

I wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 23, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Potomac West
Gerald Vonbe…, Home Buyer in Jackson Springs, NC
Gerald Vonberger answered:
Need a Siding Contractor
Good choice! Siding looks great and if you treat it right, it'll last a long time. As far as finding a contractor at a reasonable price, I'd say it definitely depends on how big your ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 4, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Chesterfield
Hollie Trues…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Hollie Truesdale answered:
Oak kitchen cabinet and corium count top are "dated". Should we replace cabinets and count top or reduce the sale price.?
It sounds like it really depends. I personally would rather move into a place that doesn't need a lot of renovation unless I was looking for something to renovate initially. However, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 29, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
Mandy Lux, Real Estate Pro in jamesville, WI
Mandy Lux answered:
We are trying to buy Fannie Mae property in Hampton Roads and will apply for 203k loan. Do you know any good lenders for this type of loan? Marta
If InLanta mortgage is in your area, they area great at 203K's I have closed a few of them, smooth as silk
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 5, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
Painting the interior of a townhouse: DIY vs. professionals
Would you be able to say that you're a good painter right now. It doesn't take a whole lot of skill, but you definitely want it to look good. Maybe you should get a quote from a profess ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 26, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
purkee1, Home Owner in Clinton, MD
purkee1 answered:
Thinking of closing open foyer (2 kids)
I'm not a realtor but I can tell you that closing off our foyer is the best thing we ever did. All the things that you mentioned as concerns were our concerns as well. We had a house ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 7, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 20147
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
I am looking for an experienced excavator in Woodstock, Virginia to upgrade a septic system. Does anyone know a good and reasonable excavator?
I think that the best option for you would be to look online for excavators in your area. If you are wanting to change your septic system, it would probably be best to find one that is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 5, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Winchester
Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in Larchmont, NY
Diana Hellman answered:
We recently turned our crawl space into a full basement and we are trying to determine how much value it added to our house.
In the North East, if a basement conforms to the proper building codes, and is above grade, it will attract buyers and allow you to sell faster as it will legitimately add sq. footage t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 10, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 22153
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
If I put IKEA kitchen cabinets in my $500,000 to $750,000 (depends on our economy) home, what will it do to resale? Will it hurt the value?
It really just depends on the quality of the cabinets and how well you take care of them. If you get high-quality cabinets and take good care of them, you could potentially increase you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 9, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
Lori Jeltema, Real Estate Pro in Newport News, VA
Lori Jeltema answered:
Does anyone have any recommendations for granite suppliers (stone yards, etc) in the hampton roads area?
Where are you located in Newport News? If you are in the upper section and Williamsburg is closer, you can try Signature Stone. If you want to head to the lower Peninsula, there is St ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 13, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Chesapeake
James Clarks…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
James Clarkson answered:
Does anyone know of a great, reliable handyman in Centreville, VA who is willing to do small jobs?
I would first look into some referrals. Friends and family can likely provide you with someone who will provide quality services. It is very important that you find a handyman that has ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 5, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Centreville
Dwayne & Mar…, Real Estate Pro in Woodbridge, VA
Dwayne & Maryanne Moyers answered:
What do you look for in a remodeling contractor?
We've posted an article on our blog which answers this question. Check the link below. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Prince William County
Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Are there any people who assist with buying and renovating homes in Virginia? Something like the Property Brothers.
You bet.
Be aware, it is unknown what your goals are.
It is unknown what your resources are.
It is unknown what your level of knowledge is.
It is unknown what your experience is.
I ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jul 6, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 23666
Sandie Falci…, Other/Just Looking in Palmyra, VA
Sandie Falciglia answered:
Can someone please recommend an honest and skilled hardwood repair company/person in Palmyra? Thanks in advance.
depending on the work you want done you can call M&S Handi services, they do plumbing, electrical, drywall, painting, new and repair work on both residential and commercial. email the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 30, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Palmyra
Dale Falck, Other/Just Looking in 64055
Dale Falck answered:
i'm considering adding a full story to my 1.5 story bunglow, but am concerned about the resale potential for my property following this project.
I have done lots of renovation loans for my clients. What I would do is get a contractor to give you an estimated cost and then contact an appraiser to give you a value of the home with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 22207
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