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Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
how would an outdoor Endless Pool affect the value of a house in san francisco?
In reality the pool adds value to a buyer that wants a pool. It does detract value to buyers with little kids and people who don't see the benefit or don't want the maintenanc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 11, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Olga,  in San Francisco County,...
Olga answered:
Looking for a contractor
Hello Kenny, feel free to give me a call at 415 518 6933, I am a property manager and have a couple of experienced licensed general contractors that I work with.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 13, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Potrero Hill
Michael Yaco…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Michael Yacobian answered:
Can you recommend some great general contractors in San Francisco?
I would recommend Anto Makasdjian, owner of Sassoon construction. His team's work on everything from multi-million dollar home renovations to simple home repairs is done with the ... more
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Kyle Kirk, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Kyle Kirk answered:
Question with adding Master Suite in Noe Valley SFH, what should I look for and seeking advice from everyone
In theory, the excavation in the garage would be easier and faster. That is because you don't have to get the input from your neighbors via a 311 notification. Unfortunately ther ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Deborah Garv…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Deborah Garvin answered:
Need financing and legal help for a remodeling project. My mother-in-law is looking to finance a remodel and we'd like to contribute.
First, legal help will have to come through a real estate attorny and/or a title company. The latter can provide you an explanation of the various way to vest a real estate property. ... more
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Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
What's the repercussions or fines for changing windows without a building permit in San Francisco?
Alex,

Why would you want to bypass getting a permit for such a job? Do you really want to explain the windows to buyers when you eventually put your house on the market?

Oggi Ka ... more
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Eric Miller, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, PA
Eric Miller answered:
how much will it cost ballpark to convert a basement to liveable space, around 900sf?
I would say depending on how much is done already between 5,000-15,000. It will cost more more if there is nothing done and you need to add a sump pump, windows, etc. If you already h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 21, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I'm in the market for a new range hood — what features should I look for?
I prefer the Hoods that incorporate the Microwave; I think it is a good location for it and I don't like the Micro on the counter.

Other than that, they haven't done too mu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 20, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Rich Bennett, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Rich Bennett answered:
What is a reasonable estimate for a full remodel of a 2BR 2 BA condo in san francisco?
Hi Kimi-

There are many factors involved in a remodel. Ask your reatlor for 3 or 4 contractor referrals and get multiple bids. The costs can vary greatly depending on a variety of fa ... more
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Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
Should kitchen appliances match?
Kate,

It always adds to the value of your kitchen and your home when appliances match. Not to mention it looks so much better. I would go with Viking if you can afford it. I own V ... more
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Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
What is the square foot price to build a 2000 sq. ft. modern home in San Francisco
That's difficult to say. If you're building from bare ground with all utilities, you should expect $175-200/sqft. Depending on your finishes (designer faucets, granite count ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 22, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Patrick Thies, Real Estate Pro in Anytown, IL
Patrick Thies answered:
Would IKEA kitchen cabinets hurt resale value for condo between $650K-750K?
It could depend on what the other units are offering. They may look great and do the job, but if the other units have high end cabinetry, then you will have to adjust your price to ref ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 4, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
If I buy a house and make major improvements when will my taxes be reassessed and therefore increased to reflect renovations made?
Debra,
It really depends on whether the assessor is aware of the renovations. If permits were taken out, chances are they will be aware some changes have taken place, what exact chan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 8, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
J Mario Preza, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
J Mario Preza answered:
Seeking Real Estate Analyst for Bayview/Hunters Point areaI have a family friend who would like to turn their basement into an income property.
I have listed and sold several properties in and around the Bayview and Visitation Valley and there is much to be said about improving a house for selling purposes. However, please be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 14, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Bayview
Bev Smucha, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Bev Smucha answered:
Exterior egress staircase in San Francisco
A good Contractor or Architect will know the building codes, and be able to answer your questions. They can
also give you a estimate at the same time.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 27, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
Is a back splash required behind a vanity in California/San Francisco bathrooms?
I've never heard of that. Tthere are sinks that are stand alone and don't have back splashes. My advice would be to make a phone call to the building department or go there an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 17, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Bruce Waller, Real Estate Pro in Toms River, NJ
Bruce Waller answered:
I'm considering doing a bathroom remodel (2bed, 1ba, 1300sq ft.) and would prefer a walk in shower w/o a tub. I realize I need a tub for resale
Jim,, not having a tub is not that detramental to a resale, its families with small children that get the most use out of a tub, however a house with only 2 bedrooms will not necessaril ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 14, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 94121
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
I own a condo. Are assessments for things like a new roof tax deductible? How?
This is not tax advice.
The roof will be paid via your HOA dues, so the question is are your dues deductible.
Keith
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94117
Tim Ambrose, Real Estate Pro in Castro Valley, CA
Tim Ambrose answered:
What are the chances the City will allow me to build a small room on the roof of my Victorian 1-1/2 blks from Alamo Square?
Hi Victoriancra,

My advice would be to go to City and County and ask them the question. They may require some plans to see what it looks like but going to the source is best.

I h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 10, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Eric H. Wong , Real Estate Pro in Albany, CA
Eric H. Wong answered:
How much does it cost to replace a gravity heater?
you need to speak to an HVAC person. They usually replace a gravity furnace with a high efficiency forced air furnace. This can cost $3k to $4k, and there will most likely be additional ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 11, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
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