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Jmp6885, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Jmp6885 asked:
Converting a Bedroom to a Bathroom, Does It Add Value? Currently we have a 3.5 bedroom home. The master is on the main floor and unfortunately the master bathroom is also the community bathroom if guests are over with 2 doors, one going to…
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Remodel & Renovate in 61010
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
I want my old garage tore down. Has a lot of metal and steel pole. How much?
Only an estimate from a contractor or garage builder can really give you an accurate answer.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 10, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 60631
Marcus Morgan, Home Buyer in Orem, UT
Marcus Morgan answered:
We're seeking ballpark estimates for extensive renovations on an 1880 frame 2-flat in Chicago. Thank you!
It looks like you know exactly what you want to get done with your remodeling. I think the best thing for you to do is contact a bunch of different contractors and give them this list ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 8, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Bob Oatmeyer, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Bob Oatmeyer answered:
Anyone know a Good roofers?
My neighbors are looking to get some roof repairs done on their home as well. References are a great way to find a contractor. That is exactly how my neighbors are looking for their wor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Glencoe
Brittany898, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Brittany898 answered:
FHA 203k contractors
FHA 203(k) Loan Contractor
Starting your selection and bidding process should begin by searching for a general contractor that has completed home renovation projects with 203k loans, a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
Average cost of home addition per square foot
I guess a lot of it depends on what you are doing. A roof can play a huge part in how much you are going to be spending. There are different types of roofs and shapes of walls. I would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Calumet Park
Robert Rapp, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Robert Rapp answered:
Hardwood floors... Is it worth it?
Depending on the style of your home, many homeowners in my community are starting to use poured concrete with radiant heat below. It gives the home a very contemporary/modern/industrial ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 60123
lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
Venting of On Demand Gas Water Heater
I would recommend calling a professional and asking them. They'll have the best idea on what to do, and what will work. You don't want to risk not having your water heater work after sp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Good recommendations for Chicago based handyman or handywoman?
Jason Truncale is good. His cell is 773-220-7300
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Ravenswood
mattdalek47, Other/Just Looking in Columbus, OH
mattdalek47 answered:
How do I fix an refrigerator with a leak in the bottom of the freezer?
That doesn't sound like something you should be tackling on your own. I would call around to a repair company and see what they make of it. A leak can be a pretty serious issue with a f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 3, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 60502
Dorina Lipov…, Real Estate Pro in Hollywood, FL
Dorina Lipovanciuc answered:
There was recently an article about master bath remodeling. How can I find it??
Type in the search section. Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 8, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Palatine
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Any ideas of the difference in cost between a tear-off roof on a Chicago bungalow and adding the basic construction of a couple dormers?
A tear off roof is usually around 12k. To add an addition on for a dormer is 50k+. It is a pretty big difference.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 4, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
What is the cost of adding a basement bathroom?
You'll most likely have to talk to a plumber to get the exact numbers for adding the additional plumbing. Other than that, I think you should be able to get pretty good deals on the bat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 3, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Celine Sande…, Home Buyer in Walla Walla, WA
Celine Sanderson answered:
Recessed lighting installation
Honestly, Remodeler, I think that would be a good investment. My dad owns a few duplexes and he just always makes sure the entire square footage of the top and bottom floors have proper ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 3, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
working with contractors
I think it's always a good idea to hire a contractor. There are so many things that you wouldn't know how to do the right way. A contractor would be able to make sure that these things ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in North Riverside
Huy T., Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Huy T. answered:
Renovation financing options for second story addition
Hello Waitingforwinter,

I'm curious as to what you ended up doing? Costs? I'm also looking into a ranch where a second story needs to built. The architect is quoting me 250K! Thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 60631
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
What is the cost to rehab a 96 year old two flat building and convert the basement into an apartment?
You need permits from the city of Chicago and the cost of doing this depends on many factors. I suggest getting a professional
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 26, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-274-3193 answered:
What would give us more value if we were to sell in 10 or 20years?
My vote is to leave it as is and go with the higher bedroom count when selling, and you also won't have to put up with all the mayhem and costs of such a big conversion.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 18, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Saint Charles
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
We're have a 203k loan, what happens if the contractor doesn't finish the construction project in 12 months?
Call the FHA supervisor and tell him what is going on. You can fire the contractor and find another one, it's not the ideal thing, but it can be done. I know they will give you an ext ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 9, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 60647
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