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El Brant, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
El Brant answered:
No bathtub in 1 bath condo
I have not seen any value differences between bathroom with a tub only vs shower only, either way it is a full bath. Could it cost you a sale two years from now? If the purchaser is o ... more
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Inspector Mi…,  in Plainfield, IL
Inspector Michael J. Savage answered:
Cost of purchasing and installing a furnace and water tank for a 2500 sf house?
Depending on the ductwork that will be needed to adapt to the new furnace expect between $2500 and $3000. For a 40 gallon water heater figure $800-$1000. -Inspector Mike Savage
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 10, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Newman Realty, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Newman Realty answered:
How much does a garage roof deck in a chicago city limits single family home add to the value of the home?
I would say that in this market probably 65-70% of what you paid for it and maybe even $0 depending on who the buyer is.

In a market like this people are looking for great deals and ... more
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Wayne Beals, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Wayne Beals answered:
How much does it cost to put in a bathroom in the basement?
Hello Crazy Mom,

I'll put on my general contractor hat here for a moment.

The difference is in the mechanical plumbing installed in the basement floor. Assuming your basement is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Newman Realty, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Newman Realty answered:
Can anyone recommend a carpenter who can resand & repair my hardwood floors inexpensively?
Absolutely, I have a guy who just did my client's floors- start to finish- for around $1.20 a sq ft and did a great job. Shoot me an email and I'll pass along his info to you. newmanr ... more
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Evan Kane, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, IL
Evan Kane answered:
would you paint exposed brick white?? Opinions on how this would impact resale??
I have never walked into a house with painted brick were my buyers did not ask me "why would anyone paint brick." Additionally, it's not good for the brick.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 24, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Christopher Thomas answered:
Homeowners: What green changes will improve the value of my home?
Dear Elain,

I don't have any specific tips for you to employ, but I'd suggest checking the following:

http://www.greenhomeguide.com

http://www.ehow.com/how_2208907_more-energy- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 3, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Christine, Both Buyer and Seller in Chicago, IL
Christine answered:
Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced rehab ontractor in Chicago?
Absolutely. ABM Remodeling LLC, located at 2336 Hickory Str,Des Plaines IL,60018ABM Remodeling LLC, located at 2336 Hickory Str,Des Plaines IL,60018, 773-818-5639, ask for Alex Toshev ... more
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Eric Marcus, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Eric Marcus answered:
Anyone know of a good mason in the chicago area who can help with repair to exposed brick work in a SL condo?
Contact Bob Reisinger at 773-699-8800. Tell him I sent you and he'll take good care of you.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Ashley Pincus,  in Chicago, IL
Ashley Pincus answered:
What does it cost to weatherize a building or house that is going to be empty through the winter?
The process of winterizing a property is very important and should only be trusted to someone who absolutely knows what they're doing. The company I use actually handles all this type ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Jillian Mason, Real Estate Pro in Monroe, NJ
Jillian Mason answered:
2 flat greystone with unfinished basement was built in 1918. Trying to figure out what a good amount is to
There's no exact formula for what you put into the remodel and what you get back. Kitchens and bathrooms of course get you about 90% back of the money you invested. A finished basemen ... more
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Lisa Schade, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
Lisa Schade answered:
2 flat greystone with unfinished basement was built in 1918. Trying to figure out what a good amount is to
Hi Emma-
Yes, there is a formula, and I can send you an estimate of upgrades and their rate of retention.

Depending on exactly where your mom's home is, and what condition it is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in 60647
Wayne Beals, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Wayne Beals answered:
Hello_ We are buying a property HUD 203k and we need to locate a general contractor to complete our bid form
Contact Tom at Mastercraft Construction. He is a City of Chicago Licensed GC. He does great work, is honest and reasonable. I do consulting work for his porch replacement company, Ch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 20, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Wayne Beals, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Wayne Beals answered:
How much is my 2bedroom 1 bathroom apartment building is worth at 4400 S. Calumet Chicago,IL 60653
Curtis,

I am familiar with your property, but have never been inside. How far along is the construction?

You can reply directly to me by email if you'd like.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 16, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 60653
Jim Roth,  in Chicago, IL
Jim Roth answered:
How much does it cost to convert a two flat apartment into a single family home?
Susan - I think you need a contractor - size and design will determine the cost estimate..let me know if you what some contractor referrals.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 19, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in Edgewater, Chicago, IL
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Front yard parking pad.
Usually you can only pave an an area that is considered a curb cut, i would contact your city hall and ask them what the setbacks are, if you giove your name and address you have just r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 20, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in South Shore, Chicago, IL
Eric Marcus, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Eric Marcus answered:
I moved in with my parents and I have 2 children. I built an apartment in the basement and now the city has
Jason,

You need to speak to a real estate attorney right away. I use Nick Jakubco at Jakubco, Richards and Jakubco. He may be able to walk you through your options.

Do not ig ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 60646
Lucy Perna, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Lucy Perna answered:
how much can i expand my garage in chicago?
David

You would have to pull a building permit in order to build a garage in Chicago. I would recommend you go to the city of Chicago web-site: http://egov.cityofchicago.org and do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 23, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Tino Martinez,  in Illinois
Tino Martinez answered:
What's the best way to decide whether a home purchase for gut rehab makes sense?
Keith- the Prices are right for purchasing, however they are also NOT right for selling. Good rull of thumb- Purchase price plus cost to rehab should net you 20% in a quick sale ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 22, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Logan Square
Marie Skopis,  in Chicago, IL
Marie Skopis answered:
Does anybody know if there is a Chicago City Building code regarding how much insulation must be installed in?
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/insulation/ins_16.html

Marie Skopis
Dumas& Associates Realty Inc.
773-704-2236
skopis@hotmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 6, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in Lakeview, Chicago, IL
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