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Monica  Hamm…, Real Estate Pro in Yucca Valley, CA
Monica Hammond answered:
construction room addition cost in yucca valley
Hi Jimmy,

The cost of construction will vary with the extent of construction. The size of the room, the amenities included, etc. It also depends on whether you are hiring a contrac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 5, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Yucca Valley
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
If I convert half my garage to an office, can I get a home office tax write off?
This has two answers. (1) Can you legally convert your garage to a home office check your city building code? (2) For a tax write off you will need to contact your tax adviser as us ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 95125
Ricky Ablaza, Real Estate Pro in Milpitas, CA
Ricky Ablaza answered:
General Contractor Referral
Hey Kumar1

Call Daniel Tulao at 510-331-1555. He is a contractor from Union City.

Thanks
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 15, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Fremont
Pat Ingraham,  in Saratoga, CA
Pat Ingraham answered:
what is the cost of an addition of 490 square feet to a home in saratoga, california, 95070?
not trying to be vague but this is basically how it goes...
If its a garage that will be cheaper than regular because there is no finish work.
If its a ckitchen it depends on the cost ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 15, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 95070
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
how would an outdoor Endless Pool affect the value of a house in san francisco?
In reality the pool adds value to a buyer that wants a pool. It does detract value to buyers with little kids and people who don't see the benefit or don't want the maintenanc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 11, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Sabrina Simp…, Real Estate Pro in Moorpark, CA
Sabrina Simpson answered:
how much should i be looking at if i wanted a contractor to do an addition with a bathroom per sq ft in san jose ca?
I suggest that you contact a local licensed general contractor in your area for a bid. You can also submit a request for bid on www.BidClerk.com for contractors to contact you. Be sur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 16, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
Olga,  in San Francisco County,...
Olga answered:
Looking for a contractor
Hello Kenny, feel free to give me a call at 415 518 6933, I am a property manager and have a couple of experienced licensed general contractors that I work with.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 13, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Potrero Hill
Andrea Wince…, Real Estate Pro in Milpitas, CA
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
I live in campbell ca. in a 2 story townhouse. Should i get a 1 stage furnace or 2 stage?
If you're talking about dual zone heating & a/c, heat goes up as a rule of thumb. Unless your townhouse is over 2000 square feet, I would not spend the extra dollars. The dual ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Campbell
Carol  Perdew, Real Estate Pro in Manteca, CA
Carol Perdew answered:
What is "Current Title Report"?
Hello,

The Preliminary Title report is issued by the title company. You can contact a title company to get a current title report. The city of Saratoga is most likely asking for a t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Saratoga
Michael Yaco…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Michael Yacobian answered:
Can you recommend some great general contractors in San Francisco?
I would recommend Anto Makasdjian, owner of Sassoon construction. His team's work on everything from multi-million dollar home renovations to simple home repairs is done with the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 1, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Kyle Kirk, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Kyle Kirk answered:
Question with adding Master Suite in Noe Valley SFH, what should I look for and seeking advice from everyone
In theory, the excavation in the garage would be easier and faster. That is because you don't have to get the input from your neighbors via a 311 notification. Unfortunately ther ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
I want to build a small pole building in my back yard. I need help on the size of the holes and poles for siesmic concerns.
Neal,

For something like that, you're best served by having a licensed contractor take a look at your proposed building site and make a recommendation. Otherwise, we're gu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 6, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Can you DIY a furnance install with the help of a professional in campbell? Do we have to use his contractor license on the permit?
That depends on your local regulations. My gut (and informal) reaction is: No. Admittedly, I could be wrong.

However, perhaps more to the point, have it done professionally. There� ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 6, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
Joe Nernberg,  in Calabasas, CA
Joe Nernberg answered:
Do I need a permit to renovate my kitchen, in Santa Clara?
Disconnecting and reconnecting the faucet and drain piping? Needs a permit. I see Frankenstein-like plumbing under sinks every week. Mostly, your renovations seem like things I would no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 3, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 95051
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
We're in San Marino, CA. We need more space. Is it worth adding a second floor? Would prefer not to change my kids' school, which makes?
Yes.
It almost always makes more sense to add square footage in a high cost area. Typically your cost to add is less than your cost to buy new, and you save on tranfer and closing cost ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 6, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles County
Deborah Garv…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Deborah Garvin answered:
Need financing and legal help for a remodeling project. My mother-in-law is looking to finance a remodel and we'd like to contribute.
First, legal help will have to come through a real estate attorny and/or a title company. The latter can provide you an explanation of the various way to vest a real estate property. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 31, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Potrero Hill
Deborah Garv…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Deborah Garvin answered:
Do you know the current SF costs for 2nd story home additions for Coastal Orange County, CA? I understand the variables so a range would be great :)
Banbury77, It would be nearly impossible to provide you any substantative information because there are just too many variables involved in a major construction project such as this. Y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 25, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Capistrano Beach
Michael Emery,  in Minneapolis, MN
Michael Emery answered:
Should I put in laminate (that looks like wood) or hardwood floors?
Laminate is the least expensive option (especially if you install it yourself). It is also the most 'disposable' option as it can't be sanded or refinished if it becomes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in San Diego
Brenda Feria, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Brenda Feria answered:
What are some good questions to ask the loan officer when inquiring about 203k Financing?
You want to make sure that they are direct endorsers. If not, closing may take a much longer time.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 6, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
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