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Lingtm777, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Lingtm777 asked:
Expanding a home from 1 story to 2, advice needed We are in contract for a house in zip code 11365. Currently a one story ranch, we are expanding to 2 story 1 family home. Anyone has a good architect recommendation? Also, do we need to...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 5, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Queens
Fernando Kar…, Real Estate Pro in New York
Fernando Karlow answered:
Can I remove a retaining wall which supports my neighbors land so I can widen my driveway? Who is fiscally responsible for building the new wall?
check with building dept code , consult a professional engr/archt, do not take this task upon yourself, you may be subject to property violations, and this is not a small job, thank you
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 6, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Queens
Jonathan D.…, Real Estate Pro in 07470
Jonathan D. Joachim answered:
I'm planning to re-build a three-family house. Zoning restriction states that rear yard has to be 30 feet, but my land is only 30 wide and 64
Typically you would need a variance allowing the new structure to be built. but that may be tough since it is New Construction. You may be better of converting your single family into ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 3, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Queens
Manu Kapoor, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Manu Kapoor answered:
Any 3 family building could be rented to tenents with govt programes. Yes a fixer upper building could be re-done & get inspected with the city, to be rented to govt-approve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 19, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in Queens
Pascual Paul…, Both Buyer and Seller in Bronx, NY
Pascual Paul Tarrats answered:
do we need a permit?
Permits are issued to make sure the work is done right. Rule of thumb: Can this be done wrong? Of course you or you will suffer later, but check with the Building Dept. in City Hall.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 21, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Queens
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
1/2 Bathroom
The cost of an additional 1/2 bath would be dependent upon where the plumbing needs to be run, where your waste line is, etc. You must get contractor estimates for this.

A certifica ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 3, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Flushing
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