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Kodylawrence6, Home Buyer in Indianapolis, IN
Kodylawrence6 answered:
Electrical work in the coop apartment
Why type of electrical work are you looking to get done? My sister had some work done in her apartment not too long ago but I am not sure what it was for exactly. I do believe that she ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 14, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 11224
unkhkhih, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
unkhkhih answered:
Add a 3rd BR to 1104sqft condo?
There are legal and board rules that you should be aware of before you make this update.
I’m an agent working for ReMax NYC Midtown and I’m always doing my research on pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 18, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 11217
Czarthe1, Home Buyer in Brooklyn, NY
Czarthe1 answered:
How can I legally remove tenants from my home that I'd like to renovate?
MY CAREGIVERS HIDE MY BELONGINGS THEY TREAT ME LIKE A GAY PERSON THEY USE TO ABUSE HITING ME LIKE THEY KNOW WHAT I DID DURING THE DAY ITS SCARY HOW CAN I REMOVE THEM OUT MY LIFE SEND TH ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 24, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Brooklyn
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
how much does home expansion cost per sqft in NY 11234?
Too many factors/considerations involved for an answer, therefore acquire some free estimates from any local licensed contractors....
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 9, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 11234
Beth Seifart, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Beth Seifart answered:
Where is money best spent when remodeling a home? Kitchen? Bathroom? Or elsewhere?
This is a personal choice. I believe a home that is up to date in kitchen and bathroom will sell faster and possibly higher than an outdated home. Sometimes this can be as simple as c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 5, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Brooklyn
Mitchell Fel…, Real Estate Pro in 11229
Mitchell Feldman answered:
I have a garage that is split with neighbor. I believe I can't do anything to effect his side,can i get rid of it?
Dear James:

We would need to actually view the garage in person to assess the situation to see if there is anything to be done in a legal fashion. Offhand, I would be inclined to thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 3, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Bath Beach
Mitchell Fel…, Real Estate Pro in 11229
Mitchell Feldman answered:
How much is it to convert a two family to a one family?
Dear Paesana82:

If you simply want to use the entire 2 family home for your own family you do not have to do anything other than live in it. If you need to make physical alterations ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon May 6, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 11223
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Unsatisfied with remodel. Sent demand letter, no response. What is my next step in filing the small claim?
Depending on the amount, you may wish to consult with an attorney....
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 25, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Brooklyn
Luke Constan…, Real Estate Pro in 11201
Luke Constantino answered:
Do new home builders negotiate on the price or just offer incentives?
EVERYTHING IS NEGOTIABLE!

I myself have gotten incentives from developers like Toll Brothers and The Clarett Group. Negotiating price with developers at times can be like pulling tee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Brooklyn
Scott Miller, Real Estate Pro in 33432
Scott Miller answered:
How important is a microwave for resale?
Microwaves????? OMG, do people still use them?

I can't imagine this ever affecting the sale of a property. If buyers want a microwave, let them go buy one.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 9, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Brooklyn Heights
Kathryn Lilly, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Kathryn Lilly answered:
Two electricity meters in a single family house legal or not?
In the past it has been possible, but codes have tightened up to restrict the practice.
By todays codes it would be almost impossible to get a second meter installed. The exception wou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 1, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Brooklyn
Kathryn Lilly, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Kathryn Lilly answered:
is it legal or a 3 family rental house to have only 2 electric meters?
Hello;
It depends:
How is the property being used? If it is being used as a 3 family with tenants, then yes there is a problem.
If it is being used as a two family (under used) it i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 1, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Brooklyn
Mitchell Fel…, Real Estate Pro in 11229
Mitchell Feldman answered:
I want to renovate my cellar and create recreation space with half a bathroom (toilet / sink) I live in a R4 zone. Is this legal?
Dear micort1:

There are several other factors that come into play which will determine if it is legal for you to make said alterations. In order to find out what you can or cannot do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 26, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Brooklyn
Concetta Pri…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Concetta Prisco answered:
I bought a Condo 3 yrs ago.with the opion to use the wahser and dryer room in the basement of the building.after two years there the board recommended
Thanks to all who answered my question about the condo washer and dyer problem. It was taken care of because of all the answer and solutions to the problem I received on it . thank you, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 12, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 11230
Gabriel Luci, Other/Just Looking in Brooklyn, NY
Gabriel Luci answered:
I am looking into buying a brownstone and turn it into a condo with 3 apts. how do permits work, how long do they take? where can i find the info?
You should retain a licensed architect and the permitting takes from 1 month to year depending on which authorities have jurisdiction (DOB, LPC, etc.) and exactly what you are asking fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 10, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Brooklyn
Leonard Galp…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Leonard Galper answered:
I am looking for a FHA 203K Contractor in Brooklyn, NY. Any recommendations?
I've sold about a dozen homes that required 203K loans and I've recommended one contractor to my buyers. Most chose him based on his estimates and all have been happy with his ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 2, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 11211
Jerry Cibuls…, Real Estate Pro in Southold, NY
Jerry Cibulski answered:
Does anyone know a truly ethical, detail oriented, reasonably priced kitchen/bath contractor who can stick to an established schedule?
Isn't it amazing on how rare these traits are. Doesn't seem like this should be the norm.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 23, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 11215
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