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Linda Balliro, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Linda Balliro answered:
Do wooden replacement windows add significantly to resale value, or are premium vinyl replacements good enough?
Hello -

this is a great question and I like your aesthetics. The value of the type of windows depends on the type of property. If you live in a condo building, I'd venture to say ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Cambridge
Peter Edwards, Real Estate Pro in Westborough, MA
Peter Edwards answered:
I have a 955 square foot property on .92 acres that is family owned. We want to take down the original home and put up a 2200 square foot home.
With 2200 square feet in Hopkinton and average finishes I would say your assessed value should be in the range of $450,000-$500,000. If you take those figures and multiply it by the 201 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 12, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 01748
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in Melbourne, FL
Phil Rotondo answered:
Remodel or renovate? Which is better in our current economy?
Dina;
I think this belongs on your blog.....especially if you're going to answer your own question.
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 26, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 01876
Joanne Mcdon…,  in Somerville, MA
Joanne Mcdonnell answered:
Replace attic with an extra room and roof deck?
Hi Grizzly,
Highly unlikely the city will allow a roof deck. Depending on your ceiling clearance in your attic you may be able to expand, you’ll need to check with the building ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Somerville
Paul Bombara, Real Estate Pro in North Reading, MA
Paul Bombara answered:
Renovating - add third bedroom or make larger open-concept kitchen?
Great question! You'd be better off by opening up your kitchen, living room and dining rooms rather than adding another bedroom. The value of your home will increase without a doubt! ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Somerville
Kenzo Tatsuno, Real Estate Pro in waltham, MA
Kenzo Tatsuno answered:
Financing a purchase, teardown and rebuild of a 2-family in Newton?
Lots going on here, but very exciting. You may be able to get creative with the financing but it could be difficult. first, is the home on the market? most lenders are gone for the holi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 6, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 02460
Candi Randol…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers Beach, FL
Candi Randolph answered:
are there any local interior decorators for apartments out there?
Hi Lori, I don't see why you couldn't find a local designer to assist you. There are some limitations, of course, with an apartment, so you can't be moving walls and reno ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 3, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Stoneham
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
What would be the average cost per square foot to build good quality home in Lexington, MA. Concrete foundation with floor plan done - 3000 Sq. ft
For an accurate picture of costs, contact a few local licensed contractors and ask for free estimates...
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 25, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Lexington
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Need aggressive attorney in metro Boston to settle w/duplex condo assoc for ADA access/addition. Alternative litigation preferred.
For attorney referrals contact the Bar Association, see link below....
http://www.massbar.org/for-the-public/need-a-lawyer
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 26, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Newton
Susan Pizzi,  in Belmont, MA
Susan Pizzi answered:
Can you convert a two-family into a three-family in Belmont, MA?
Most likely the town will not allow that - you could convert a three-family into a two-family ....but you can not convert a two-family into a three family.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 25, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 02478
Jeffrey Cart…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, MA
Jeffrey Carter answered:
I own a house that is 2203 sq ft. There are 4 bedrooms (all the same size) and 2 small bathrooms. The main bathroom upstairs is VERY small. Should I?
Hi Jennifer,

Your 1st step is to contact a qualified marketing agent that serves you area. This agent will advise you if the subject neighborhood is selling with 3 or 4 bedrooms. T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 4, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 01887
Elizabeth He…, Real Estate Pro in Agawam, MA
Elizabeth Herbert answered:
Do you need a permit to sheetrock/ drywall over existing lathe and plaster walls in Somerville, MA?
I believe you do, but check with the town;

http://www.somervillema.gov/Division.cfm?orgunit=ISD

Here is the contact information;
Department of Public Works
1 Franey Road, 1st Fl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Somerville
Sherri Way, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Sherri Way answered:
how do you convert a two-family into three-family house, if you have space but would require work to put a new kitchen and all? what are the rules?
The first thing you need to do is check with the town. You may not be zoned to convert your home into a 3 family. If you are allowed to do this, then make sure it is worth it to put t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 5, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 02145
Scott A. Nel…,  in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Seeking a referal for basement waterproofing
I've had good luck with Basement Technologies & their plans. They did a great job for my parents house in Malden.

Basement Technologies Inc
www.basementtechnologies.com
23 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Cambridge
James Deskins, Real Estate Pro in Worthington, OH
James Deskins answered:
Basement waterproofing
What about it?.............
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 15, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Cambridge
Wen Farina, Real Estate Pro in Reading, MA
Wen Farina answered:
can you convert a two-family into a three-family in medford, ma?
Hemaren,
your best bet before you do any work is to check with your town's building department to get the information (zoning, permits) to make sure that you can convert to a 3 fa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 17, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 02155
Michael Giles, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, MA
Michael Giles answered:
Is there any chance of turning a walk out basement into a legal (3rd) apt. in a multi-family that is R-2 zoned and is currently a 2 family?
The best place to start would be with the building inspector. He will be able to tell you if it is possible and if so what the process would involve,
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 19, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Woburn
Scott A. Nel…,  in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Does finished basement cause higher property tax?
Well the first question would be was the work done with the proper permits & done by licenced contractors where required? Usually the assessors office is clued in to a higher value of t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 21, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Middlesex County
Emmanuel Sca…,  in Collin County, TX
Emmanuel Scanlan answered:
I saw a waterproofed basement with vinyl on the floor and walls. Is this a good waterproofing technique? It
Hello Rona,

I have never heard of using vinyl as a waterproofing material. Was this a sheet vinyl product, i.e. a vinyl flooring product, or was it some special material?

The mat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 24, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Cambridge
McCormack Sc…, Real Estate Pro in Jamaica Plain, MA
McCormack Scanlan answered:
What is the best paint color for a basement?
Hello AK,

I think a soft yellow is great. If it is going to be a finished area, treat it as any room in your house.
Keeping in mind that there is usually less natural light, so keep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Chelmsford
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