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Andrew Wilki…, Trulia Community Manager in San Francisco, CA
Andrew Wilkinson answered:
Any recommendations for Sewer Work? Concerned a Clients house has branches & debris clogging the Sewer line from the backyard to the street.
Hi there Deborah,

This is a great question, but unfortunately it was posted into "All Locations". I'd recommend reposting your question in your local area in order to get more helpfu ... more
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allan erps,A…, Real Estate Pro in Pearl River, NY
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
We own a small Cape Cod and would like to add a bathroom. Has anyone added one upstairs between the two bedrooms? If so, approx. what was the cost?
That depends on how big, the Bathroom is plus your choice of fixtures, hardware, tile etc. Normally in my area the plumbing is extended from the full Bathroom below so it is a common ad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Haddon Heights
jbush9, Home Owner in San Francisco, CA
jbush9 asked:
I had a kitchen fire and need to replace cabinets , my ceiling is asbestos . Does the insurance company have to remove or contain this material ? I had thought if any renovations were done the ceiling must be removed by state law.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Richard Seat…, Real Estate Pro in Chevy Chase, MD
Richard Seaton answered:
What are typical steps for a home remodeling project?
1. Develop a clear sense of your end goals. Solidify your ideas by looking at shelter magazines and design and architecture publications and websites. Visiting open houses can also hel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 6, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Washington
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
How much should we spend on remodeling our lobby?
With only six units, I don't think it takes to much effort to do a survey of how many residents have any plans of selling withing the next 5 years! If you are the only residents planni ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Joseph Domino, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Joseph Domino answered:
Is there a standard FAR (floor area ratio) that applies to residential real estate in Scottsdale?
Scottsdale has many zoning districts for both residential and commercial zoning. The FAR will be different depending on the zoning district. Too complex to answer here.

Check out t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Scottsdale
Mitchell Fel…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Where is money best spent when remodeling a home? Kitchen? Bathroom? Or elsewhere?
If you are planning on selling the house... unless you are a contractor or someone paying wholesale prices, it will be hard for you to recoup the money you spend on improvements. The be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 5, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Brooklyn
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
I live in Santa Clara, California. Can I convert my detached garage to attached? I will lose one of my two sideway access by doing so.
It will be up to the Building Department. You can go to the city and meet with an inspector to discuss the scope of your work.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 95050
Sean Schwill…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Sean Schwilling answered:
What home improvements add the most value with the least investment?
In general, home owners get the best return on investment for money spent on Kitchens & Bathrooms.
However, simple inexpensive improvements in the yard can result in significantly high ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Lakeshore
Jane Jennings, Real Estate Pro in Mountain Lakes, NJ
Jane Jennings answered:
I'm wondering where to even start the process of turning a bedroom into a master bathroom?
I would suggest that you speak to an architect. That would be the smartest way to go. Here is an architect that you can contact. It's usually a small consulting fee involved.
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0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 31, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Sparta
Michael O'Br…, Real Estate Pro in Fair Haven, NJ
Michael O'Brien answered:
Rumson - FH area agents, please... I am looking for recommendations for a General Contractor to do a major renovation to a large historic home.
Pat Murray construction 7322452716 he has done a lot of major renovations in atlantic highlands on the old Victorian homes. He does a great work in a timly matter,
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 28, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Rumson
Jan DeTomaso, Real Estate Pro in Bakersfield, CA
Jan DeTomaso answered:
How much would it cost to add a second story loft?
Hi Michelle, I think you have a great idea and since you have to do some extensive work anyway it is the perfect time to do it. I am a real estate agent and would not dream of proje ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 8, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Southern Oaks
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Should "conversation pits" be removed in renovations of older houses?
I think they make rooms look smaller, and nowadays the trend is towards open space and great rooms, even including the kitchen into the mix. Also, if you have any plans of selling in t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Union Square
John Bourassa,  in Fort Lauderdale, FL
John Bourassa answered:
Can I put a nail into a wall above an electrical outlet?
Yes, but only if you are standing on as puddle of water. What's the matter with you?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Fort Lauderdale
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why would we want a tank-less water heater?
Why not simply ask your utility company the question, or any such other expert...
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Bronx
David Hanna, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
David Hanna answered:
What's the difference between shower curtains and liners?
The liner goes on the tub side of a curtain. The curtain can be one piece (waterproof) or just the outside, with a waterproof liner. A curtain is, or has, a liner.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in West Lawn
Cindy Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Cindy Wilson answered:
What is the best way to mount wall paintings such that doesn't damage walls?
Carefully. If you hang something heavy like a painting, it must be well anchored to a wall.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in West Lawn
Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
How much should a new roof cost?
That's difficult to answer. There are a variety of roofing materials, including composition shingles, cedar shake, PVC membrane (flat), and metal roofing. Price can also be affected ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 1, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
David Kelsey, Real Estate Pro in Woodside, CA
David Kelsey answered:
What is the best option for installing solar heating for a back yard swimming pool?

The best option would be to contact a few contractors/companies that specialize in solar heating installation. There are a few here in the Bay Area that are very reputable an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 94025
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