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Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
What is the average cost per sq/ft to paint a room 16x17?
The cost of painting a room definitely depends on what you are wanting. If you choose a cheaper paint, for example, it will obviously be less expensive. Overall, it is just going to be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 85243
Eileen Harris, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Eileen Harris answered:
Live in historic Phoenix, look to do 400 sqft addition with basement connected to original basement (800 sqft total). How much for architect & Build?
The cost will depend on what finishes you want to add as well as the square footage. Find a reputable contractor and they will be able to give you an estimate. Be sure to provide them w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 12, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Phoenix
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
how much does it cost to turn a carport into a garage?
I think that it definitely depends on the garage that you are looking for. There are quite a few things that will alter the cost, from who builds it to the cost of your garage door. I w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 22, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 85018
John Armbrus…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
John Armbruster answered:
Please tell me why 2661 W. Saddleranch Pl is in next to destroyed condition. Have interest because my mom had this house/ pool custom built in 1986??
It's currently a bank owned property right now, so it's hard to say what exactly happened.

I have a little more info on it, though, if you would like to call/text or email me. I put ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 17, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Tucson
Kelsey Compa…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Kelsey Compars answered:
which is the best way to remove graffiti on the backyard wall ?
I have some friends that had graffiti on their home not too long ago. They tried a lot of different things to get it off but never could get it all. I think they ended up hiring a servi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 7, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Maricopa County
Sharon Felton, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Sharon Felton answered:
I want to paint the exterior of my house. How can I find out the names of the colors? I live in WestPark in Buckeye.
Your HOA probaby has meetings every month or so. Attend one of the meetings and make sure that there are no rules or restrictions that might impede your planned project. Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 10, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 85326
Jennie Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Jennie Miller Pllc answered:
Anyone have experience with house sealing services for pest control (specifically scorpions???) (YUCK!)
We do live in the desert and it is possible that you can have a scorpion, snake, etc in the home.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Peoria
Kathy Harrell, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Kathy Harrell answered:
I want to turn a bedroom into a master bath. Will this increase/decrease my home value?
The bottom line is with what your objective is; if it is your goal to make the home more livable for yourself and/or your family and if you plan to stay in the home long enough to enjoy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 86314
Louise Doing, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Louise Doing answered:
How will a garage conversion affect the value of my home?
Check the land use in your area and see if that space could be used for a rental property. You can add value to a buyer if they can generate income from that conversion. Also, be sure y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 26, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 86413
Carmen Brode…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Carmen Brodeur- Top 1% Realtor answered:
Approximately how much should it cost to build a simple two-car garage on a level 1.2 acre lot in Scottsdale?
I would recommend getting 3 to 5 quotes from different contractors. This will ensure that you get an accurate estimate and the best price.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 23, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Scottsdale
Carmen Brode…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Carmen Brodeur- Top 1% Realtor answered:
I wish to add a second level above a 1200 square foot garage. It will have one bathroom with stall shower.
Make sure that if you have an HOA, you get this approved by them before starting any work.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 10, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 85255
Laurel Niels…, Real Estate Pro in Mesa, AZ
Laurel Nielson answered:
Because of roof overhang, we cannot use our RV gate to park an RV. Will cutting it back toward the exterior wall reduce the home's value?
If you are not seeing a decrease in home values in the area in comparison to other properties that have done so, I would recommend cutting the overhand back to take advantage and use th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Maricopa County
Derek Ostrov…, Real Estate Pro in Sun City, AZ
Derek Ostrovski answered:
Does anyone know a good kitchen cabinet refurbish-er who can put on new doors / draw pulls / draw slides and is reasonable ?
It looks to me like you need help from a smaller operator with skills and experience, not necessarily someone big like Lowes or a professional cabinet maker. I have personally used a g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 27, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Sun City
Rob Weber, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Rob Weber answered:
can you use a fha loan to help remodel your house?
[Continued from the post immediately below this, read there then finish here. This will later be consolidated into a blog post]

In my area, many people are buying homes that were bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 26, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 85296
David Fuller, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
David Fuller answered:
Contractor recommendations
Jeff Parr with Rockstar Homes. 602-518-2661
You can see some of his work on the facebook link below.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rock-Star-Homes/220192081393349
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Phoenix
Jeff Fisher, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Jeff Fisher answered:
Is there a standard FAR (floor area ratio) that applies to residential real estate in Scottsdale?
The quick answer is no. Residential zoning districts have setbacks and building heights identified in each district. FAR is more commonly referred to in Commercial zoning districts. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Scottsdale
Bob Kuiper H…, Real Estate Pro in Rock Hall, MD
Bob Kuiper Home Inspections answered:
Why do I see so much original bathroom tile in mid-town, mid-century homes? Is it worth preserving it rather than remodeling? What do buyers prefer?
If you plan to live in the house for awhile, do what you'd prefer. If you're planning to sell soon, it's unlikely that you'll recover the cost of remodeling.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Tucson
Howard L Rud…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Howard L Rudin answered:
What are some tips on what should be done before-hand when a buyer is expecting to remodel a home after completing the purchase?
If your intentions are truly to do a major remodel after the purchase then the first thing I would do is try to negotiate a longer inspection period in your offer. It takes time for co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Scottsdale
Carl Heldmann, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Carl Heldmann answered:
Room addition 10 feet by 15 room addition in Tucson AZ 85710?
Hi Don, Linda Landry of Linda Landry Real Estate (below) has excellent advice as to not over building. You also want to check with the building inspection department and discuss buildin ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Sep 21, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Tuscon
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