Remodel & Renovate in Phoenix : Questions & Answers

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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
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.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Phoenix
Sonny Shriva…, Real Estate Pro in Surprise, AZ
Sonny Shrivastava answered:
how could i get jobs from the bank remodling or cleaning up the property?
Contact Safeguard and ask to be put on their vendor list for REO services. Safeguard recently acquired Bank of America Field Services (BACFS).
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 29, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Phoenix
Donna Avram -…,  in Phoenix, AZ
Donna Avram - Senior Loan Officer answered:
Hi, I am looking for a reliable plumber near Maryvale. Can anyone please recommend to me? Thanks
Nelu Ardelean 6026223030, he's very reliable and knows his stuff!!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Phoenix
Jennie Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Jennie Miller, Pllc answered:
As a Canadian citizen who owns property in the Phoenix area I was told that I can not do renovations and/or
I would recommend that find both a good US accountant and attorney. There will likely be many more questions that you have during the time that you own property here. Additionally, yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 15, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Phoenix
Ray Wilson,  in San Diego, CA
Ray Wilson answered:
I am looking for a builder that can build little 1000-1500 square foot houses and also some 2-4 unit buildings. Does anyone know someone like that?
I am not a builder but we have been using vendors off the vendor registration lately and they have been great. Just let them know you are in the business.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 22, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Phoenix
Wally Knipp,  in Arizona
Wally Knipp answered:
How do I find an experienced 203k general contractor in phoenix az?
Start by going to the website When you find a contractor in your area that is certified be sure you google them to see what others say about them. Find the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 4, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Phoenix
Spirit Messi…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Spirit Messingham answered:
if a home is two grand shy of the needed appraisal value can paint, flooring and rehab bring the value up?
There is a lot more to it too, remember the market has been down. I would recommend contacting a local agent or Realtor to show you comps, do a complete CMA. See where you are at, if ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Mar 31, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Phoenix
Greg Paielli, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Greg Paielli answered:
Live in a cul-de-sac, no neighbor to the west except a sidewalk. How far may we make an addition to the sidewalk. Want to add a garage.
Hello- You will need to check with the City Building Inspection and Safety Department as to the codes in your area regarding setbacks. Thanks
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 28, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Phoenix
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
HomeStep Contractors
Not usually, but not impossible. If the company is a llc or corporation it may be easier to transfer the corporation. You need to check with Homesteps for their guidelines and perhaps a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 8, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Phoenix
Sigrid Egan,  in Phoenix, AZ
Sigrid Egan answered:
We are empty nestors with a 5 bedroom house. We are thinking of turning the smallest bedroom off the kitchen into a butlers pantry - is this smart?
Hello Robin, I have read most of the answers and most of my colleagues are thinking of what sells best. My opinion is, make this bedroom into a pantry if this is what you may have alway ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 5, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Phoenix
Bill Colberg, Real Estate Pro in Sierra Vista, AZ
Bill Colberg answered:
We're looking at older REO houses (built before 1975) and we're concerned about some of the problems an older
Gee, when I moved to Phoenix in 1971, we didn't realize that we had all these problems that are now being pursued by different regulator bodies today. I've lived in several br ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 27, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 85037
Jeffrey Masi…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Jeffrey Masich answered:
How do I view a address?
Dear Mike:

Properties on the foreclosure sites usuallly want you to commit to a fee to release the information. Some of these foreclosures will eventually go to auction. You may get ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 7, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 85051
Ted Canto, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Ted Canto answered:
required steps before during after remodel/reconstruction to file for a new C of O
You have 2 solid answers below. I would add that whatever you do, MAKE SURE, you have duct into the space and put a window in or 2 sources of exit/ entry. This will allow for an appra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 10, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 85013
Timber Creek…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Timber Creek Construction answered:
I am a contractor and like to know how to get rehab work on foreclosed homes from banks REOs
I accidentally wound up in this field, kinda like fill in work.
A friend of a friend was looking for a contractor to take care of work for Wells Fargo.

I did it for about 6 months s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 31, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Phoenix
Loren Green, Real Estate Pro in Buckeye, AZ
Loren Green answered:
The house I'm interested in is located in an historic neighborhood. I plan to renovate the residence to use
I have done a couple remodel plans in the city of Phoenix historic district. They are a little different. You must take the preliminary floor plan and elevations to the historic commi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 17, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Phoenix
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