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Kelsey Compa…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Kelsey Compars answered:
How much should a new roof cost?
This question is very open ended and more details would be needed to give an answer. There are things that would affect the pricing of an new roof. For example how big of roof you are n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 30, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
Window seal repair responsibility question, owner or HOA?
You should ask the HOA, but be firm if you believe that they should replace the damaged windows. From my opinion, I think that the seal is part of the frame, but I'm not sure. But the s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
Kary L. Kris…, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary L. Krismer answered:
I just discovered our 9 year old home that we purchased new has extensive mold in the attic. This is clearly builder negligence? Am I stuck with this?
I would agree to talk to the builder, but I would also talk to a real estate attorney about your rights. You don't want any more time periods to pass while you are talking to the build ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 13, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 98296
Nora Moore, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Nora Moore answered:
Polished concrete vs. hardwood
I'm not sure which one is more expensive, but there are some fun things about both options. Having a heated, concrete floor can be really nice. Have you ever seen the flooring when they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 98103
Calvin James, Home Buyer in Orem, UT
Calvin James answered:
Can anyone recommend a few good Masonry's?
I would look them up online. This way you will be able compare their prices and reviews at the same time and save you a lot of time! After that I would check out the contractors that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 16, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 98092
Kary L. Kris…, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary L. Krismer answered:
I just discovered our 9 year old home that we purchased new has extensive mold in the attic. This is clearly builder negligence? Am I stuck with this?
Dan makes yet another good point. I've seen builders do things that they had no obligation to do, even to the point of fixing something that wasn't broken.

And the prior inspection ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Nov 23, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 98296
Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
Thoughts on adding on with a basement vs. no basement?
I know that adding a basement is going to be a ton of money. That being said, it's not impossible to do it. It's easy to work with contractors when you're talking about additions. All y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
Mold inspections rental property
It may not be required, but it is certainly prudent. I would get a mold inspection before purchasing any property. It is not uncommon for something to turn up. After the inspection, you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Discovery Bay
Kary L. Kris…, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary L. Krismer answered:
question about roofs and recommend a quality roofing company
I know a house that is 40 years old on its second shake roof, with marginal care for both roofs. I don't remember when the roof was replaced, however, but the second roof is still in r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 26, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 98296
Joeup, Other/Just Looking in Stockbridge, GA
Joeup answered:
Which make is good to buy Used Construction Excavator?
Yep - Caterpillar. Actually Volvo aren't bad either for construction equipment.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 98101
Kary L. Kris…, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary L. Krismer answered:
Carport to garage conversion
Assuming you're in the Seattle City limits the building department could probably help you with permit issues.

If you use a contractor, they should be able to help you too. Just mak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 29, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 98133
karablader, Home Buyer in Utah County, UT
karablader answered:
Anyone know of a great and trustworthy landscaper? I'm thinking about re-doing my whole yard. Less than 500 sq ft
I have found that it's always best to ask neighbors and friends if they have hired one before. They will be able to give you good references. You also will be able to see the landscaper ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 98424
averyschlact…, Home Buyer in Salt Lake City, UT
averyschlacter32 answered:
Where to go for quality windows and doors.... product and/or installation?
I've been having similar problems looking for windows in London. Can anyone help me out there?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Wedgewood
Kary L. Kris…, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary L. Krismer answered:
Issue with florescent light - rewire?
Tina, you say you flipped the fuse box. That to me would indicate circuit breakers and not fuses. Fuses typically get turned in and out, like an incandescent light bulb (ignoring the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 1, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Washington
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Not sure why my question is truncated with no "more" link? Click "Answer" to see rest of it.
Because the first words you type are the title, the amouont of space is limited. you then need to tab down and write your question below that.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 31, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Washington
sam.orallo, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
sam.orallo answered:
We live in N. Seattle in a 1600 sq foot rambler which is 5 years old, we are thinking of adding a second story of between 500 to 1,000 sq feet to
Isbef, I agree with the $100-$250 sq ft range for improvements on your addition. The ultimate number depends on your materials, budget or extravagent.

Recently, I am getting inqui ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 11, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 98125
Spencer Gray, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Spencer Gray answered:
What can I budget to demolish & build a new home on my lot in Bellevue, WA.?
Demolition costs could be almost free! Call your local Fire Department, they may use your house for valuable training and burn it to the ground!

I am a Volunteer Firefighter and the ... more
2 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 8, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Bellevue
Kary L. Kris…, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary L. Krismer answered:
Why is it typically desirable to have the builder finance the construction?
I'm a bit surprised any builders provide financing.

http://www.realtor.org/topics/seller-financing/the-safe-act

(see Dodd Frank discussion)

Do you mean that they have a ban ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 6, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Greenwood
Carolee Verg…, Real Estate Pro in Silverdale, WA
Carolee Vergeer answered:
what is the average cost of doing a simple remodel and adding 920 square feet to an existing house that was built in 1994??
I agree with Kary and Rob. You would likely be better off financially by selling your home and buying one that's a thousand feet larger. Larger homes also tend to be less expersive pe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 28, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 98312
Cami Blument…, Other/Just Looking in Issaquah, WA
Cami Blumenthal answered:
I am looking for someone to do a nice covered outdoor kitchen for me. Someone with alot of experience and
Hi Eldo. I'm a partner with Done to Spec Handyman and Contracting Services. We've been in business over seven years serving the Seattle area on projects like yours. Call or email if you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 12, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Woodinville
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