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Jim Simms, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Jim Simms answered:
Why is a title search required for 203K rehab loan after 50% of draw requests payments have been issued? how long does this take?
It has been years since I closed one of these, I do not remember requiring a full title search, maybe they are just requiring an update. The reason would be to make sure there are no m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 12, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia
Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Warminster, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
I am looking for a contractor that has done 203k work in philadelphia. Any recommendations or advice?
Hello Totally,

I use Rocco Lombardo 215 779 7743. He is also a 203k consultant so he understands the whole process.
Let me know how you make out.

Best Regards,
Alan Openshaw
C ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 8, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 19147
Belinda John…, Real Estate Pro in 19126
Belinda Johnson (267) 973-4302 answered:
Advice on who to call to re-route gas pipe for a front brick/concrete patio project
Contact Derrick with Ultimate concrete, he can help you out. 215-848-2889 or visit his web-site. Ultimate

Belinda Johnson
Keller Williams Real Estate
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia
Charles Bald…, Real Estate Pro in 19103
Charles Balducci answered:
Legal Mother in Law unit or multi family?
`I doubt that you will have the need. There are many existing options around the vicinity. And even if you want to adapt an existing floor plan to include a self-contained living situat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 19103
Kirsten Wall…, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Kirsten Wallace, J.D. answered:
I was told my 4th BR would have to be considered a den because it doesn't have a closet, however NONE of my BRs have closets. How is this?
Dear Home Owner,
Unfortunately, there is no "uniform" definition of a bedroom. You also don't say whether the bedroom is above or below grade. For instance, under FHA l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 24, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 19143
Timothy M. G…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Timothy M. Garrity answered:
I am looking to buy real estate in "AS IS" condition in Philadelphia, Pa. or suburbs, I am a cash buyer.
Hi, Ralph.

I specialize in working with investors just like you. Please let me know what I can do to assist you with your next project.

Take care.


Timothy M. Garrity | B ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 12, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Oxford Circle/ Castor
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I am putting a small 6x4 roof deck on my condo roof, do I need permit for a deck that small?
Does the complex allow you to do that--if you haven't checked do check beforehand--yes, permits are necessary, check with your licensed contractor and or local building's depa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 27, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 19107
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
where can I get the building plans for my condo? it was built in 1972 and noone seems to have any plans showing electrical, heating, etc...
The builder probably filed building plans with city hall when it was built. You may be able to find them there. Maybe code enforcement would be the right office to ask.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 28, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia
Timothy M. G…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Timothy M. Garrity answered:
I need a rehab loan on a mixed use property. Can anyone advise and/or help me, please?
I can help you get in touch with someone, Zeres. I have over 7 years experience in the mortgage industry and now work for a start-up RE company in the Temple area called Brown McKinney ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 11, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 19104
Zeres, Other/Just Looking in 19104
Zeres asked:
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 16, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 19104
Robin Silver…, Real Estate Pro in Garden City, NY
Robin Silverberg answered:
i'm looking for a construction-to-mortgage loan
Are you looking to renovate an existing home, or are you constructing on a lot? That will help you decide exactly what kind of loan you need. If you are buying an existing home that nee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 12, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 19104
Robert Green…, Real Estate Pro in Cherry Hill, NJ
Robert Greenblatt, MBA answered:
Bathroom Size?
Hi Ti. Depends on the comparable homes in your neighborhood and the price you want for your home; assuming you are flipping the home. If you are remodeling for yourself, and plan to s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 15, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
I'm looking for a grant program that will help low income first time home owners with renovations and repiars, is there anything like that in

As far as repairs go, have you looked into FHA 203k renovation loans? What happens here is the estimated repairs are lumped into the mortgage so the 3.5% down still remains t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 22, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 19142
Michael P Co…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia County,...
Michael P Cohen 610-642-0347 answered:
Looking to ballpark the cost of a gut/all systems rehab of a house in Center City. We plan to live in it. I've heard estimates along the lines
you should be able to do a nice reahab, for 50-60 per square foot. It depend on what you are looking for.
$75/ft if you go to the wood.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 24, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
My father owns 3 homes in a great area of phildelphia. He just recieved word that 1 of his homes foundation is not so good! the home in which im
If you plan on keeping the home and making it habitable then you are going to need to replace the foundation. If the house is in dire need of repairs besides the foundation, then it ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 19128
Winnie, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Winnie asked:
Roof deck and roof maintenance I live in South Philly and because there isn't much outdoor living space, I am considering adding a roof deck on my house. I would like to know how much it would cost to build one...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 30, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia
PH, Real Estate Pro in Griffith, IN
PH answered:
I live in the Art Musuem area in a two-story row house with finished basement (2 bedrooms and one a half bathrooms). We are considering putting in a
Dear KLF,

If you're doing it for your own enjoyment, go for it! We shouldn't just bed down in our houses at the end of the night but genuinely enjoy their amenities while ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 27, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Fairmount-Art Museum
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
I am looking for certified FHA 203k contractors in Philadelphia, PA preferably in the 19150 area. Please provide me with the contact information ASAP.
the link below should can search by city and zip. this comany is actually loacated in PA

Search is in the blue box on the upper left of the page
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 7, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 19150
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
how is my property zoned at 2608 n 17 st. phila pa 19132
Your property is zoned R10. Below is what that means basically.

14-211. "R-10" Residential District.

(1) Use Regulations. The specific uses permitted in t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 11, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 19132
Michael N., Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Michael N. answered:
I am looking for a basic rehab estimate on a 3 story home in shell form.
The short answer is it depends. Are you going to live in the property? Is it going to be a rental or are you going to buy, fix and sell?

Try calling 5-6 contractors and get bids f ... more
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