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Anne Hensel, Real Estate Pro in Madeira beach, FL
Anne Hensel answered:
Will it kill my home value to merge two full baths into one big full bath?
Jeanne, you might not like my answer but I do not think it is a good idea. 3 bedroom sharing one bath is a NO NO. It will be hard to sell with this layout. Most buyers want a separate m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 20, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 33716
Donna Troupe, Real Estate Pro in Dallastown, PA
Donna Troupe answered:
I have a small amount of drywall finishing that needs to be done so that I can paint. Can anyone recommend someone reasonable in thee York, PA area?
I have a couple of contractors that I have used in my own home and recommended to clients.
Brian Smith with B&b painting and drywall- 443-677-0804 and Greg Saxton from Saxton Home Imp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 15, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in York
Mary Petti, Real Estate Pro in Westfield, NJ
Mary Petti answered:
Looking for 'Woodbridge Township, NJ Application Process For Converting Single Family To Two Family House', Any Help/Advice will be Appreciated.
Kumar,

Just FYI, if a house is ZONED in a single family residential zone, you would have to go to the zoning department of Woodbridge to make an application for a variance to convert ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 7, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 07067
The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
The Medford Team answered:
What is the standard FAR (Floor Area Ratio) in the city of Fremont?
Trulia Fremont:

Couple of questions:

(1) For what type of property?

(2) Since FAR is a measurement used to determine density in urban planning which most Realtors have never ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Fremont
Jeffrey Masi…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Jeffrey Masich answered:
What are some tips on what should be done before-hand when a buyer is expecting to remodel a home after completing the purchase?
Do nothing.

Yes, you heard correctly. Doing nothing the first 3 to 6 months to let the house grow on you. See how the light comes in the windows. Get a feel for the flows of the home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 30, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Scottsdale
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Matt Laricy answered:
We are looking to buy a house and rehab it with a 203 k loan. Do we need both a contractor and an architect? Any info would be appreciated.?
The bank is going to require contractors to go out and give estimates.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 29, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Logan Square
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
Looking for a design consultant on a remodel of our bathroom and kitchen in Bent Tree West.
We have some cash buyers....typically they want to pay about 50% of the value of the house. If that's what you have in mind, please let us know. This is the ugly house type buyers s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 11, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 75287
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
We plan to replace carpet with laminate flooring in our living and family rooms. Pl suggest how it will impact home valuation in future.
Although it's more expensive, hardwood flooring will really add more value than laminate flooring...but if your budget is limited, and you like laminate flooring , then go for it.

Ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 24, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 92833
Liz Cameron, Real Estate Pro in lexington, SC
Liz Cameron answered:
Wildewood Area. Would adding an elevator increase the value of our home? br
The house value is majorly depends on the sold value of the whole neighborhood. If the money you spent is way over the neighborhood, you might not get all your money back. You can emai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 29223
Jason Richar…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
Jason Richards answered:
When an inspection finds major problems with a home, how do you advise your clients to proceed (buyers and sellers)?
It depends on many factors

1. Is the major issue repairable or not?
2. The type of transaction determines what realistic paths exist. REO,Short Sale, etc
3. Is the client capable o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Diego
Garnet Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Garnet Robins-Baughman answered:
how much value does upgrading a 1/2 bath to a full bath add?
Generally speaking this would increase the value of your home $5-10K (Can't give you a % without the value of your home.).

Aside from making your home more liveable it would make yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 29, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Arlington
carlos parra…, Real Estate Pro in Monrovia, CA
carlos parrague answered:
What does it cost to add sqft to a commercial retail building with store front? (shell only) 12 feet ceiling hight.
Too many variables.
Have you checked with the City? Is it allowed? Will you have to do additional site work to add parking?
Will it require sprinklers?
What material for outside wal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 28, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Per square foot for insulation, (batts) Installed by a contractor on a remodel on open framing walls r-13 and ceiling r- 19
Michael

Do you have a question?

Or are you answering someone's question?

Or are you getting ready to post a blog?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 94619
Dmytro V. Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Havertown, PA
Dmytro V. Bova answered:
I've been thinking of putting down a wood veneer floor ($1.75 sq. ft.) instead of wall to wall carpeting. Good idea?
A good wood flooring is always s better idea!
Sincerely,
Dmytro V. Bova
Main Line Investors Group
Property Management
610-348-8389
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 1, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Port Richmond
Elena Talis,  in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
How do I decide if I should remodel or buy a new house with a better kitchen, bathroooms, etc.?
It depends... If the general floor plan is acceptable then remodel. I don't think you want to be a buyer on this market anywhere in Bay Area.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 15, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 95129
Kathryn Lilly, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Kathryn Lilly answered:
Unsatisfied with remodel. Sent demand letter, no response. What is my next step in filing the small claim?
It is always best to try to work it out with your contractor, if that does not work. File a complaint with the Department of Consumer Affairs, the licensing agency that licenses contrac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 25, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Brooklyn
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
I would like to put a deck off the back side of my home. Is DBI going to make an issue of a pre-existing in-law that has been converted to an office?
Realtors might be able to tell you about past experience but that infomration isn't going to be absolute or reliable for what you might experience. DBI's enforcement waxes and wanes dep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Shail Patel, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Shail Patel answered:
Just relocated to San Antonio. I can build houses, remodel, and just about any type of home repair. I am licensed and insured. Anyone need work done?
Henry,

Email me your contact information please.

Regards,
Shail Patel
Keller Williams Realty Alamo Heights
shailgpatel@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 25, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Antonio
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743, NY
Gail Gladstone answered:
Does it exist a guide on how to renovate a house yourself in netherlands?
Juan,

You might try googling your question.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 20, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Amsterdam
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
I just purchased a home in Port Charlotte and need a tile installer. Can anyone recommend an experienced installer?
If you contact some of the local tile floor places, they can recommend someone to you. Frienldy Floors, Color Tile, Lombardo Tile.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Palm Realty
tammyhay ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Port Charlotte
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