Too many people are continuing to view home ownership as an investment.....you truly should but there comes a point when you need to evaluate things from a more practical position. Would this improvement improve your family's quality of life? Is this something that could be accomplished without creating a financial hardship?
The reality is that by doing these additions you will likely not be able to recover all of the money invested but there is something much grander involved that you should never lose sight of...it's tough to place dollar signs on happiness.
Asking several contractors to get an accurate price estimate would be best. You're most likely looking at $30/square foot.
If you do decide to purchase a home with defective drywall you may want to consider the insurance implications, even in the future after remediation. Many insurance companies will only offer a contractor policy during remediation and in the future premiums may be elevated.... more
According to the MLS, this listing has expired. In answer to your question, it will depend on the owner. If you would like me to investigate this further for you, I'd be happy to oblige. Just give me a call or email me.
Prudential Florida Realty