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David Hanna, Real Estate Pro in 60417
David Hanna answered:
What's the difference between shower curtains and liners?
The liner goes on the tub side of a curtain. The curtain can be one piece (waterproof) or just the outside, with a waterproof liner. A curtain is, or has, a liner.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in West Lawn
Cindy Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Cindy Wilson answered:
What is the best way to mount wall paintings such that doesn't damage walls?
Carefully. If you hang something heavy like a painting, it must be well anchored to a wall.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in West Lawn
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
We are looking to buy a house and rehab it with a 203 k loan. Do we need both a contractor and an architect? Any info would be appreciated.?
The bank is going to require contractors to go out and give estimates.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 29, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Logan Square
Manuel Brown…, Real Estate Pro in 60640
Manuel Brown (312) 600-5710 answered:
Hi everyone I need help I want to finish the 2nd floor in my house the roof was raise Only on one side. Any idea how much can it be ?
Dear AANJO70,

Yes you will need an architect to do drawings and find a licensed contractor. I have worked with a really professional contractor Eugene Fahey and his number is 773-4 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
tim moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
tim moore answered:
How much would it cost to demolish a house built in 1923 on a 38x123 lot in Forest Park, IL 60130?
Much will depend on if there are any hazardous materials used such as asbestos siding or insulation on pipes. Around here a demo costs $20-30k with no complications requiring mitigation ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 31, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 60130
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
We have roaches and landlord does nothing can I legally move out without give her my 45 day notice? I am in wisconsin
What does the lease say, when it comes to pests and were the roaches there prior to you moving in?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 60657
Nina Harris/…, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Nina Harris/CBR/SFR answered:
what qualifies a room as a bedroom does it need a window in wisconsin?
Normally the room would need a closet.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 12, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 60657
James P. Mic…, Real Estate Pro in 60605
James P. Michaels answered:
Determining post-construction home values in Southeast Ravenswood/60613
email me at jmichaels@remax.net and I can send you some comps in the area
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 11, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 60613
Suzanne Hami…, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
In this market is it worth it to finish a completely unfinished basement? Add a bathroom? Is there any return on semi-finishing a basement?
If your planning on living in the home a few years, basements and basement bathrooms are usually a good investment. Both are very desirable for resale. My advice is to keep it neutral ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 13, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Berwyn
Suzanne Hami…, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
I need a EXPERIENCED 203k General contractor for a streamline, any suggestions ? F.Y.I South suburban cook area...
You may start with the village contractor list. Many villages in the south suburbs require contractors to be registered/licensed with the villages and pay fees, etc. Sometimes it is b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 5, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in South Holland
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Hi, can somebody connect me with real estate developers, Refurbishment Company or company which accepts investors
What is it you are looking to do? Are you looking to build place? Have your place remodeled?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 21, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Jesse McGrath, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Jesse McGrath answered:
Architect recommendation for two flat building on the north side
I specialize in that. See my portfolio below.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Joe Schiller, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Joe Schiller answered:
Metal stairs & landing need work
the only advice I can give you is do it right..really right.. a polished staircase is a 200% ROI
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 27, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 60707
Tony Guisto, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Tony Guisto answered:
I am an out-of-state investor and would like a little help from the locals!
Hi Vicky,

Areas that will take longer to sell and considered war zones would be Engelwood and Roseland areas. When you say multifamily does that mean 2 to 4 units or 5 or more?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 3, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
I have to renovate a 6 flat with violations and I need to do it cheaply. What should I do about heating?
How long do you plan on keeping this building? Update it appropriately with modern conveniences so that your tenants will enjoy and your value will increase over time.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 11, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Jay Ruhm, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Jay Ruhm answered:
I am considering becoming a realtor however I am not sure how much the average salary is in my area for northern illinois lake county area?
There isn't really a good answer to that, but consider this:

-You will need to be able to survive with little to no income for the first 4 months or so.
-By the time you pay for eve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 22, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago Heights
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
How to buy houses cheap without going threw a realtor?
Near impossible, banks will list their homes through approved agents, babnks do not sell their own properties. having a relationship with listing agents does not cost you anything and c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 22, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago Heights
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
How much value is added to a home if adding a half bath?
It depends on how many baths are already there, if it is a small home ,medium home or large home and if the amount of baths is adequate as is or is shortage. A half bath in a average ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 21, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago Heights
Broker Martin, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Broker Martin answered:
A Question about Building-Related Court actions in Chicago
Hello Supper! :)
I know you might have thought of this but....to be sure speak to an attorney. If funds are low....call City of Chicago's hotline 311 and ask for free legal advi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 3, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Chuck Campbe…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, TN
Chuck Campbell answered:
Average cost of home addition per square foot
Step 1
Measure the square footage of the addition that is being added on to your current home. This is only to get an idea of how large a project you are tackling. For instance, a sunr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 18, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Calumet Park
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