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Russ Ravary, Real Estate Pro in 48322
Russ Ravary answered:
Does enclosing breezeway to a garage allow me to count the living space behind the garage as square footage?
Only if it is heated in the winter. Must be a year round room
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Livonia
Kathy Manoog…, Real Estate Pro in Birmingham, MI
Kathy Manoogian answered:
Moving back to MI. Looking for an idea of how much it would cost to update the outside of some of these older home in the Bloomfield Hills, MI area.
Consider spending about $50,000 updating the exterior. Let me know if you need a good contractor. I have the best.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 7, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 48009
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
looking to add a bedroom and 1/2 bath. Is it cheaper to add second floor?
For an accurate picture of costs, contact a few local licensed contractors and ask for free estimates, then go from there....
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 21, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Mount Morris
Ron Ristovski, Both Buyer and Seller in Troy, MI
Ron Ristovski answered:
Can someone tell how much it would cost to get the materials to finish my basement? The basement is 400 sq.ft.
Depends on want you like to finish in this area. If it is simple enought, you can do about $6000


Regards,
Ron
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 19, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Warren
Steve Jolly, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Steve Jolly answered:
We have an old house built in the 70's. It is all brick. Would it look funny adding another level?
My advice is to fInd a good architect in your area. It is possible to have a stunning home by adding a second level. Foucs on a style that will fit with the rest of your neighborhood ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 49417
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Dimensions for extra bedrooms
If it is in the lower level it may not be considered living space by an appraiser. Although useful to a buyer, not usefull in rasing the value in the banks eyes other than a finsihed ba ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 31, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 49424
Pamala  Bava, Real Estate Pro in Macomb, MI
Pamala Bava answered:
Can anybody put me in the rigth diretsion hawe to go abaut eviction. Thanks regard Leif
You should speak to an attorney.

Good luck
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 24, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Detroit
Patricia Doe…, Real Estate Pro in Hastings, MI
Patricia Doezema answered:
How much does it cost to install central air?
It depends on what the existing heating system is, how large the home is and so forth Really the only way to know is to have a heating and cooling company look at the home. You should ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 5, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 49058
Robert Smith, Real Estate Pro in Brighton, MI
Robert Smith answered:
any program to acquire property to rent snf fix up ,low down for super good credit older man.want fixer upper. b
Generally, fixer uppers won't qualify for any loans except a rehab/renovation loan. Homepath loans are good but you'd have to qualify for a conventional mortgage (higher credit score). ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 30, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 48843
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
How much value does a walkout door (not sliders) add to our home?
You have a hard time going to sleep at night, nuh?

You need to do this for YOU, not the next owner:
Neither door will add or subtact a penny.
This is too small of an item to appear ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 21, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Holland
Grant Berako…, Real Estate Pro in Birmingham, MI
Grant Berakovich answered:
How much does it cost to demolish a single story home (1,181 square feet)? The home is brick and located in Birmingham, MI.
I would think between $20K-$40K. Are you looking to build new? If so, I'd be happy to refer you to an excellent builder in Birmingham and he could give you a much better idea as to the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 7, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 48009
John Dietel, Real Estate Pro in Hutchinson, MN
John Dietel answered:
who do i contact to find out about who cleans out the foreclosers before they are put back on the market. just after the last people move out .
Your best bet is to speak with every local agent you can. A lot of lenders have their own contracted clean out companies, and dispatch them directly when they seize a home. But some d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 11, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Waterford
Peter Brown, Real Estate Pro in New York
Peter Brown answered:
Anyone know if you can use a 203(k) loan to finance a remodel on your existing home?
The 203K loan can be utilized to refinance the HELOC and you can borrow the additional funds to fix up your home
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 12, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Michigan
Haig Istambo…, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Haig Istamboulian answered:
Have a 2d home in Port Huron, MI. Looking to refinance and get funds to remodel. Any leads on lenders for loan? A-1 credit, income. douglas3@aol.com
Hello Doug,

I will email you a selection of people that I work with that are all great people to deal with, and that should be able to help you. I will do it now so check your email. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 5, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Michigan
Rich Bennett…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Rich Bennett 415.305.4911-cell answered:
I need to renovate my investment property in Detroit, MI in order to rent or sell it, Can I get a home improvement loan with a credit score of 568?
Hi Tammy-

your best bet is to talk to a mortgage broker or someone at your local bank or credit union to discuss possible options.

Best of luck. Detroit is still a very cool City ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 2, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Detroit
Jack Gillis,…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Jack Gillis, CRS, M.B.A., J.D. answered:
Going Rate For Building A House
Reed, that is such a broad question that you will not be able to get an accurate answer here. Many factors go into answer this question. For example, size of the home, land cost, exteri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 25, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 48164
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
if I purchase a home in the city limits would I be able to demolish the structure?
Check with your local building's department for any necessary permits, restrictions, etc.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 1, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Rogers City
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I have a house in Redford township,I would like to move back to live in my house,My father left me this house in his will. I need to remodel the house
Perhaps your question was cut off; what information are you looking for...
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 14, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Redford Township
Karen Paytas, Real Estate Pro in Macomb County, MI
Karen Paytas answered:
Is vinyl siding more desirable than aluminum siding for resale value?
I would definitely go for the Vinyl. It's more modern, doesn't lose it's color and is more appealing. If you're doing it for a flip then consider the aluminum. If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 48067
Cebb, Home Buyer in Farmington Hills, MI
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 27, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Michigan
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