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Ken Woods, Real Estate Pro in Akron, OH
Ken Woods answered:
Will removing a bathroom reduce the value of my home?
People like bedrooms and bathrooms so be cautious about removing one. If your thinking about selling your home in the next 6 months I would be happy to take a walk through and give you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 44313
Multiple properties rehab and management I have several properties in Oh in Toledo, Dayton and Cleveland and looking to rehab them. I am looking for a person to look after the rehabbing of these properties and then manage them...
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 21, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Ohio
Chris Kaylor, Real Estate Pro in Westlake, OH
Chris Kaylor answered:
We are looking to buy a house in Arkon, OH. I wanted some clarity on how the square footage is calculated.
Square footage should be listed as above ground area. Basement should not be counted but others count that also if it is a split level that lower area is sometimes counted in I would b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Akron
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Will I decease the value of my home if I convert my formal living room to a dining room & use space from current dining room to increase kitchen?
That is hard to say without seeing the house and seeing what you already have and how it fits together.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 18, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Columbus
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Hamilton, OH
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
My husband and I are interested in a purchase/renovation loan in Ohio. Not interested in a 203k. Can anyone help?
There used to be a conventional rehab loan. It required 20% down of the purchase price plus cost of repairs. The credit score to qualify was higher than the FHA 203(k) product but it wa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Lagrange
Joel Kahn, Real Estate Pro in Westerville, OH
Joel Kahn answered:
home builder in Columbus Ohio that specializes in building small stone or vintage style houses like the homes in the Westgate neighborhood?
For a builder today to specialize in just one type of construction is very rare (except for the production builders who specialize only in production homes). Many custom builders have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Columbus
buddyshakesp…, Other/Just Looking in Atwater, OH
buddyshakespearechloe answered:
203k contractor
What kind of work do you need done?

I know a few I can refer you to, but could you specify what all you need? (ex. Carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, Concrete, etc.)
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 24, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Atwater
Duane Johnst…, Real Estate Pro in Uniontown, OH
Duane Johnston answered:
Remodel & Renovate financing
Hi there,

I think there are a few options for you so that you can refubish this home. If you would call Angela Spicer, Howard Hanna Mortgage at 330-896-5225 and ask for her, she wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Old West End
How much would it cost to add a 600 square foot addition, new septic, and full basement in the Dayton/Cincinnati, OH area? I would want to remodel the 1200sq ft after we have the addition on, but plan to do that slowly....this would include the kitchen (a few years down the road).
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 6, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 45311
James  Deski…, Real Estate Pro in Worthington, OH
James Deskins answered:
Extended Loft or a 5th bedroom?
Buyer, 5 bedroom homes are not very sought after. My guess is that most buyers would want 4 bedrooms + a loft, not 5 bedrooms. That has been my experience.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 20, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Lewis Center
Lori Jeltema, Real Estate Pro in ,
Lori Jeltema answered:
Are there any fha 203k contractors in the Dayton, Ohio area??
If I were looking in an area I did not know, I'd check with a local agents who have experience in 203k's and ask them who they have used. Maybe call a few offices there or ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 14, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 45322
Duane Johnst…, Real Estate Pro in Uniontown, OH
Duane Johnston answered:
How much per square foot does it cost to add an addition onto a ranch home. I am looked to turn the space into a living room and 2nd bathroom.
Not an easy question to answer, just depends on what you want the room to be, how you want to finish it, but if you figure $100 per sq foot, you will be within a good estimate.....but c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 22, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Englewood
Deborah Garv…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Deborah Garvin answered:
I am looking for a general contractor in Lorain county who is experienced with the 203k process and is validated with Wells Fargo.

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I looked and there are a couple of contractors in Ohio. I obviously cannot speak to their quality as I have not worke ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 20, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 44035
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in ,
Ron Thomas answered:
I am looking to inlarge my disabled remodeling work. How can I go about doing that.?
We have ASSOCIATE members of our MLS, who come to the meetings, make presentations about their product or service and try to have us recommend them.

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0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 2, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Cincinnati
Jack Gillis, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Jack Gillis answered:
Will it be too late to get permit once the basement is done?
That is a question you would need to ask the local code office, as each jurisdiction is different. In some areas, if you are only hanging sheetrock then you may not need a permit. Howev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 30, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 43214
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Do I need permit for my basement (just remodled recently)? Is it necessary?
For any necessary permit information contact your local building's department...
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 31, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 43085
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
I am doing a school project, about vacant houses, buildings, & foreclosers. I need to know estimate pricing of demolation vs fixing up.
For an excellent project/report, you may wish to consider personally interviewing any local licensed contractor...
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 11, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Dayton
Kevin Kasian,  in Ohio City, Cleveland,...
Kevin Kasian answered:
looking for a contractor willing to work on a 203k remodel in the salem area
Do you already have your 203K purchase approved with a Lender ?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 25, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 44460
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
on a 203k loan do i have to have a general contractor when i am only doing a furnace and septic system
Yes, the reason is you will need a full 203k versus a streamline. These repairs are too specialized. A 203k streamine loan is really intended to allow an owner to do cosmetic repairs ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 29, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Ohio
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