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Don Dutton, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Don Dutton answered:
What is the construction cost per square foot for a single family home (new construction) in Seattle? ...
A remodel will be materials and labor. Impossible to figure on a square foot basis. The best price per foot on new construction I've seen is $80 (not including lot, utilities and permit ... more
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Judy Wittenb…, Real Estate Pro in Suwanee, GA
Judy Wittenberg answered:
Adding the WOW factor?
If you cannot do the things to update your home, it could take longer to sell and you will need to price it accordingly, especially if the other houses you are competing with have been ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 18, 2013 Home Selling in 30345
Karen Wenzel,…, Real Estate Pro in Brookfield, WI
Karen Wenzel, e-PRO answered:
Is finish below grade space (basement) just as valuable per square foot as an above grade addition would be? ...
This is kind of a 2-part question. Lower level finished area is less expensive to finish than adding on above grade, but it usually is not valued equally. I'm not an appraiser ... more
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Interested_b…, Home Buyer in Edison, NJ
Interested_buyer answered:
Is $479 - $500k for the Centre Place Townhomes overpriced for the phase II release?
to add - this is for the Centre Place at Edison Townhomes next to Middlesex Community College. The price increased by $90k in some cases for these homes - is this truly the fair market ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 22, 2010 Home Buying in 08837
Sharon Harris, Real Estate Pro in Hanover, PA
Sharon Harris answered:
What are estimates of costs involved in sewer connection fees .. for a prospective home buyer
I am a Realtor in Hanover PA. i live in a property that too will soon be connected to public sewage. I received a letter form the township stating $3,000 to run from the road to my hou ... more
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Howard Koor,  in Boston, MA
Howard Koor answered:
Looking for some insight! As a realtor, why do buyers shy away from agents when looking to buy a home? I ...
A few possible answers: They don't want to go faster than they are emotionaly able to--they may feel an agent will speed up the process, they may feel like they are losing control of th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 25, 2011 Home Buying in Sarasota
Bill Wootan's…,  in Waldorf, MD
Bill Wootan's Team One answered:
Should I finish the lower level of my house?
I do not know the area you are in, but if the sales and amount of homes on the market there are like it is in Southern Maryland (Charles, St Mary's & Calvert Counties, I would not. Hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 27, 2012 Home Selling in 21919
Robbin Smith, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Robbin Smith answered:
How much does it cost to finish a two bedroom basement and a one bedroom attic?
Chicago is my hometown and I am there quite often for business. There is very strict code and you must get all permits on your work. I spent $30k finishing a basement on SF here in ATL. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 29, 2008 Tech Tips in Logan Square, Chicago, IL
CMLHoldings, Real Estate Pro in Streamwood, IL
CMLHoldings answered:
How much does it cost to finish a basement? Is it a difficult/lengthly process?
Depending on the size of the basement and if you hire a contractor you will be looking anywhere between 15k-30k.

Good luck!
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Brendan Murp…,  in Laramie, WY
Brendan Murphy answered:
how does the living area of the home relate to the selling prices?
Generally more is better, but not always. What if 500 of your square feet is all in hallways, or it just has a terrible layout? What if there is some sort of serious defect with the h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 29, 2008 Home Selling in 84151
Deborah Burns, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Deborah Burns answered:
Should I finish my basement before I put it up for sale?
The short answer is that it depends.

It would depend on your homes' other amenities. If your home is older with 2 or 3 bedrooms and 1 bath and there is a lot of competition then the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 25, 2008 Home Selling in Madrona, Seattle, WA
Trisha Lee, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MO
Trisha Lee answered:
Have a great house for sale, custom, new finished basement, generator, built 2004, price is perfect
Linda -
Both brokers and sellers take the path of least resistance when looking at property. Generally they look at so many they start to blur together and you need to do everything y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 24, 2009 Home Selling in Des Peres
Missy Caulk, Real Estate Pro in Saline, MI
Missy Caulk answered:
Will a finished basement add value and square footage?
It will add to the value, but not by as much as the upper square feet. Most appraisers use between 20.00 to 40.00 a square foot. When I am doing a CMA, I use 30.00 per square foot for a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 27, 2013 Home Selling in 48655
Aaron Dickin…, Real Estate Pro in Champlin, MN
Aaron Dickinson answered:
How much does it usually cost to finish a basement?
It can vary widely depending on if you're doing the work, a handyman, or a general contractor. Further, finishes can vary the price dramatically as well. If done professionally, you c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 3, 2008 General Area in 55416
Builderkf,  in Atlanta, GA
Builderkf answered:
How much does it usually cost to finish a basement?
This can give you a pretty good idea.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 1, 2010 General Area
Diane Glander, Real Estate Pro in Spring Lake, NJ
Diane Glander answered:
How to get a CMA report for a development in NJ ?
You can go to the town hall and search the tax records, but you will need the addresses you are interested in. An agent can do it for you much quicker and with little work. Besides, i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 20, 2007 Home Buying in New Jersey
Mike Kelly A…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Mike Kelly Allison Norman answered:
Renovating or moving?
Bryan, I think you're going to see many folks in your position who decide to renovate than move. But you need to take a long hard look at what you'll have AFTER the renovation and how i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 5, 2007 Home Buying in 19083
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
Should i install a bathroom in my finished basement before listing my home for sale in rural northern ...
I don't know your market, so check with a local Realtor.
In principle, it depends on what other homes, similar to yours (comparables), are like.
If your home only has one bat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 13, 2014 Home Selling in Warrenton
Ruthless, Other/Just Looking in 60558
Ruthless answered:
what are the good reasons to build a house rather than buying an existing house.?
Supposedly getting it exactly how you want it. But dealing with builders is a headache. I'd buy something a year or two old. It will be broken-in with all the kinks worked out. You'll s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 5, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Patti Pereyra,  in Chicago, IL
Patti Pereyra answered:
Will a finished basement be included in square foot when selling?
Hi Steve, I think it will largely depend on your planning department for your particular area.

I do know that for habitable living space to be included in total sq. footage, it has t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 19, 2012 Home Selling in Malden
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