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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
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
Cary Chan, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Cary Chan 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?
Despite what the public has to say about DBI, I have found said department has been very accommodating depending on circumstances. Keep inn mind, they are there for our benefit. Call me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
When is the best time for kitchen remodeling in San Francisco? I heard the least busy times are the best times since there is no competition.
If you GOOGLE; crystal cabinet san francisco,
you will see Artistic Cabinets
I did Kitchen Design and rep'd Crystal Cabinets, before I got my R.E. license.
Those Cab's are 5 star, to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 23, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 94131
Jerry Guay, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco County,...
Jerry Guay answered:
commercial exterior Staircase..
The answer depends on style/design - I just did a project with JD Iron Works, and they were great in terms of value, quality and reliability, call me if you'd like an introduction. 415 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 14, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
What should I know about asbestos?
You are asking a forum of real estate agents to give you health advice! We can't really advise you on whether or not you have asbestos in the popcorn texture, or if you can live with it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Lance R King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance R King answered:
How can I keep my remodel budget as low as possible?
Divya,

The answer to this question is complicated, because I don't know what your skills are or how much time you have to put into this.

I have personally remodeled a lot of prop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 24, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
For SF Bay area, what is a ballpark cost per s.f. for new home construction (ground up), assuming above average materials, around 3500 sf?
There are too many variables in this to even give you a ballpark:
You might be able to do it for $250/sqft
or it could be $450/sqft
That's a lot of ground to cover.
You need to con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 4, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
What can I do to ensure my remodel goes according to plan and measures up to my expectations?
Could be I know too much but there is no way you can ensure the outcome unless you do it yourself. When I was a carpenter's apprentice back in the 1970s the first lesson I was taught wa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Matthew Goul…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Matthew Goulden answered:
How does one increase the water pressure throughout your home?
HI sharon,

Hire a professional to review your system and tell you your options. It may be simple or a major project.

Matthew
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 3, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What does a crack in the foundation mean?
Consider haveing the property inspected by a structural engineer, much will depend on the type of crack...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
What’s the difference between copper and plastic piping?
The difference can be huge depending on what purpose each type of pipe is being used for. Need more details.


Oggi Kashi
Broker Associate, Paragon Real Estate Group CA DRE 01844627 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 24, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
Any recommendations for a roofer in SF?
Have you tired contacting one these roofers:

TOM LEE ROOFING
415-333-5373

ANDERSON ROOFING & SHEET METAL
415-584-9575

Oggi Kashi - 415.690.3792 direct
Broker Associate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
What to know when hiring a contractor?
Make sure the contractor is currently licensed. You can verify the licensing and current complaints status online here: https://www2.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/CheckLicenseII/CheckLic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Axay Ax Pare…, Real Estate Pro in Tulsa, OK
Axay Ax Parekh answered:
Before selling, how does one decide on what to remodel?
I would recommend you get with a local Realtor and find out what types of home improvements have the best impact on sales price in your market. Each Real Estate market is different and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 15, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Lance R King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance R King answered:
When buying a fixer-upper, which things should one be aware of?
Brian,

There are so many issues here in San Francisco that the most important things are to have very detailed inspections and a broker/agent who deals with these properties and know ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 29, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Isaac Wigley, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Isaac Wigley answered:
Curb Appeal Improvements?
The first thing people will see about your home is the front of the house and front yard; so make sure you have:
1. your lawn freshly trimmed
2.your house freshly painted and/or power ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 4, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Manzar D. Az…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Manzar D. Azari , MBA answered:
House addition question? what to look for and how much should I be expecting for an addition of about 860sqft?
Dear Ken:
It is really hard to say if what you have been quoted make sense or not. My opinion is to get at least three ( 3) estimates from CA licensed general contractors who have don ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 10, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
what's the penalty for dividing a living room into a 1/2 bedroom and 1/2 living room without a permit in sf?
Let's see how your appraisal report turns out. Does the new bedroom have a closet and a window? It may not affect the refi unless you are looking for the added value of this new be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 16, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Astrid Lacit…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Astrid Lacitis answered:
What is the ROI for adding a garage to a Victorian in Cole Valley?
Sorry- what is ROI?

What I can tell you is that your best bet is to talk to a contractor who specializes in putting garages in; and, I would go down to the building department. Se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 20, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
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