You did not mention windows and ones that open for a bedroom and are they about 3 feet off the floor? You might have a problem if the furnace is between the exterior door and sleeping room. Get the rules from city of Portland building dept. Tom inglesby, broker, remax equity group... more
hello Sheri, Dont feel bad about being clueless at this stage, there are lots of decisions to be made in order to find out the cost of an addition....
your wishes turned into plans
plans to permits
existing building structure transitions to new addition
the actual building of the addition
(rough framing, hvac, electrical*, plumbing, insulation, roof system, drywall windows and doors)
the interior ( lighting, paint, flooring, cabinets, appliances, etc)
*electrical needs to be assesed to see if there are additional needs
so all in all trying to give you a ball park is very difficult without being onsite and discussing the project more.
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I am not a contractor, and I can find you someone who can answer that question. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can make multiple referrals to the experts in our area! Likely it will take a detailed explanation of your basement situation and more often, a visit by the contractor to give you a good bid.
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Depends on the jurisdiction but COP yes - if you are enlarging ( or reducing believe it or not! ) the size of an opening then you need a permit. Just as important is installing and flashing the window properly when you repair the siding.... more
Just add / clarify ... toilet (not completely to code), shower drain, and laundry sink already exist. We want to bring everything everything to code, wall it in, and essentially have a finished bathroom in a "semi-finished" basement. We may choose to finish out the basement later on down the road but we're not sure if we'll have the funds and do not want to have to commit to it.... more
I am not a tax expert, but from what I know about tax appraisals - no way! Home taxes are primarily decided by square foot, bedrooms, bath, construction year, and a general estimate of the quality of construction.... more
Having a legally designated ADU typically adds resale value to a property in the future. It can also provide assurance to prospective tenants that you are a proactive landlord, allowing you to attract a higher caliber of tenant applicants and possibly charge a higher rent.... more
S: I agree with Katie that selling your present home and delving into the multi-family market might be a better fit for you! That would provide more privacy in your residential unit but allow for rental income to offset the cost of the property. I've been blogging about a recent duplex purchase and renovation (beginning the first of August) at http://portlandrealestateupdate.com . My duplex will definitely cash flow and there are some deals out there! I also have a free investment analysis CD that I can offer you. Just e-mail me at email@example.com and I would be happy to send you a copy.
Also, I never recommend converting garages if possible. A garage is such a plus in most neighborhoods and a requirement in others to garner top value for your existing property.
All the best,
Janeese Jackson, Principal Broker
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