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Rich Moen, Real Estate Pro in Watertown, WI
Rich Moen answered:
Looking for expert advice in terms of resale before considering a renovation project.
Kim,
if you plan to live there a number of years do it for yourself. Stictly speaking for resale i would not suggest the change. Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 22, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 53711
Liz Apuli, Real Estate Pro in Menomonee Falls, WI
Liz Apuli answered:
Is there anyone out there willing to train a young energetic college student in the field of property managment and home rehab? im looking to gain exp
You could contact Ben Kral at Kral Real Estate, Milwaukee. They may be able to help you or direct you to someone who could. Best of luck. It's great to have young, energetic college ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Milwaukee
Roland Vinya…, Real Estate Pro in Sprakers, NY
Roland Vinyard answered:
Should a Seller repaint the inside of their house in neutral warm colors before putting on the market or just sell the home for a lower price?
If you can paint it yourself, definitely do the painting rather than lower the price. If you have to hire this done, then think longer and more carefully. You may still want to do the p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 13, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Kenosha County
Roland Vinya…, Real Estate Pro in Sprakers, NY
Roland Vinyard answered:
Demolish 1 car garage and build a 2 car garage?
Not being familiar with your locality, I can only give a general answer, and that would be "Probably not". If you spend $15 or $20000 on a garage, it will raise the value of y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 1, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 53226
Remax Realty…, Real Estate Pro in Oconomowoc, WI
Remax Realty Center answered:
Wanted: A reliable and experienced handyman.
Dan Schmidt Construction
schmidtcustomser@gmail.com
262-366-7869

or the Tomi Group
262-269-8397

Both fantastic!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 25, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Waukesha County
Linda S. Cef…, Real Estate Pro in Franklin, WI
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
Hi, my husband and I own a duplex. We hate living with other people!! We decided to turn it into a single home. How do we star??
You need to go to your municipality and to your county to the planning and zoning and they will let you know the rules. Most likely you will need to have plans drawn up by a licensed c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 29, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Milwaukee County
Michael Emery,  in Minneapolis, MN
Michael Emery answered:
My home is very old; the foundation is rotting away and possible lead paint. Could this be the cause of my son's developmental delays?
Any home built prior to 1978 is likely to have lead based paint. The issue with lead paint is when it peels or chips or is sanded. The chips can be ingested by children and the dust can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 13, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 54481
Maureen Nolan,  in Kirkland, WA
Maureen Nolan answered:
We are interested in a home built in 1912. What should we consider for asbestos removal and taking care of lead paint?
The safest way to go is work with an expert in your local area. Your agent should have some good resources to recommend for testing and abatement. Testing to verify the issue and then ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 24, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Beaver Dam
Jim McCowan, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Jim McCowan answered:
My husband and I just settled a lawsuit where we purchased a home with a undisclosed defect. How do we try to sell our home?
If you're getting that much water in the basement then no one will want to buy it or rent it. You're now obligated to disclose the issue. I'd suggest getting bids on ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 29, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Wauwatosa
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
After construction, our house changed from a 4 BR 1 bath home to a 5 BR 2 bath home. How much should this increase the appraisal value?
Hello Diddy and thanks for your post.

So long as you completed the renovations with permits, an appraiser can consider the added bedroom and bathroom (or added square footage) as par ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 20, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Superior
Brian O'keefe,  in Wisconsin
Brian O'keefe answered:
I am looking to buy a home in Fox Point that needs a decent amount of work to bring it back into the 21st century. I am looking to replace the old
In my opinion all of the upgrades that you are talking about would be worth doing. Try to use quality products for the upgrades. If you can do a lot of it yourself and are good at it yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 7, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Fox Point
Betsy and Ken…,  in 53217
Betsy and Ken Head answered:
Help w/ the 203k Streamline please!
I am not familar with the 203K Streamline, but if you are financing your remodeling, the bank will be interested in your result. If you do a quality job, they won't care if you use a c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Milwaukee
Ryan, Home Buyer in Atlanta, GA
Ryan asked:
What is the average cost to renovate an old home in Mequon? We are looking at an 1880's farmhouse that needs a complete gut renovation along with additional square footage added as well as an attached garage.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 5, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in Mequon
Susan Wesely,  in Saint Paul, MN
Susan Wesely answered:
What is the required size for lots in Oshkosh?
minimum width 60 feet, minimum depth 100 feet, minimum area 7200 square feet. I've included a link to the city's zoning ordinance. Most cities now have this information available on t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 29, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in Oshkosh, WI
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