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Rafael Herna…, Real Estate Pro in Jamaica Plain, MA
Rafael Hernandez answered:
What are the order of steps to purchasing and converting a single family to a multi-family? Looking in Boston/Cambridge/Brookline if that matters.
You first have to check the area for zoning restrictions, then check with the town to see what is allowed in that specific area. The more information you get on the town and restrictio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 22, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Boston
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Building a roof deck in Boston
I would suggest asking any neighbors who have decks. Find a contractor in the neigborhood who speicalizes in this so it makes permitting from the city easier.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 02128
James P. Fur…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
James P. Furlong answered:
How much does a roofdeck add to the value of a walkup condo in Back Bay?
Roof rights are usually granted when condos are first developed. If the access to the roof is only through your unit there is little value to the association. If the roof can be accesse ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 13, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Back Bay
Corey Buck M…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Corey Buck Mann answered:
Is it worth it for an owner of a property in a very highly desirable area to renovate for a little more rental income??
I always suggest that the Owner keep renovations minimal during a tenancy period and save for an upgraded renovation to be completed when they list the home for sale as part of there ex ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 17, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Boston
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Can i as a client cancel a contract with a contractor who wants 40% up front and has promiced to show up 4 times an has not?
Virtual response to your question will not benefit you UNLESS the entire contract is reviewed. Best confer with a real estate attorney who can review terms & conditions which will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 6, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 02108
Michelle Lad…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Michelle Ladew answered:
how much would my property value increase if I add a shared roof deck? The condo is in the north end. it's a 10 unit building, each unit approx
The value is not necessarily in price point as it is in the higher number of people who will be interested in your property due to the fact that you will have outdoor space, which is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 24, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Boston
Elizabeth J.…, Real Estate Pro in Northampton, MA
Elizabeth J. Herbert answered:
I bought a house 3 years ago in Boston. With the recent floods I had a sewerage backup which I handled and did the claim etc etc. When the?
Call Boston Water & Sewer Operation Department at 617-989-7900. Good Luck!
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 6, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Boston
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in 01876
Kevin Vitali answered:
Can you recommend a termite inspection company that is familiar with South Boston?
I have always been impressed with Waltham Pest Control

Waltham Pest Control
97A Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
1-800-696-PEST • 781-272-0736 Fax

http://www.waltha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 8, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in South Boston
Jackie O'Con…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Jackie O'Connor answered:
How long is BOA is taking with FHA loans these days? Any regulations on FHA new purchases in month of July?
BOA is taking at least 5 weeks from contract to close for FHA from my recent experience. Just as long for conventional too. No new regs that I know of
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 30, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Boston
MaryBeth Mul…, Real Estate Pro in 02184
MaryBeth Muldowney answered:
Homeowners: What green changes will improve the value of my home?
Hello Elain, I believe Buyers are looking for improvements which will decrease the monthly amounts of monies that they have to put out so first things first, an efficient heating system ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 14, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Boston
Zelda Kohn, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Zelda Kohn answered:
Is it worth completely waterpoofing and renovating the basement of a 1,400 sq foot ranch home?
For the properties that are pre-disposed to some water penetration, waterproofing and renovating the basement is a good idea, even if the ROI is not always obvious. There are different ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 3, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Boston
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Below Grade Bedroom
Shannon,
I don't know what the specifics are in Boston, but in Illinois, in order for a room to be considered a bedroom, it must have a closet. We cannot consider rooms in basements b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 31, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Boston
John Savigna…, Real Estate Pro in 01748
John Savignano answered:
I own an old multi family dwelling in MA and would like to know what the min. amperage requirement is
talk to the local building inspector. today it would be 100 amp service I believe. but you may be grandfathered at 60 amps. Also, if you were seling the property the bank financing a po ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 6, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Boston
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