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Durwin Cheung, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Durwin Cheung answered:
What should I know about asbestos?
Asbestos can be found in many older homes that have popcorn ceilings. It is toxic if it is breathe in. This happens most often when homeowners do remodeling and scraped it off on thei ... more
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Calvin James, Home Buyer in Orem, UT
Calvin James answered:
What to know when hiring a contractor?
All these answers have been great. I would also look into the insurance the contractor uses. This can say a lot about their work. I company that invests in good insurance will most l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
calebhart54, Renter in Orem, UT
calebhart54 answered:
How does one increase the water pressure throughout your home?
You can put a regulator on one of your lines. My dad remodeled his shower and put in a couple of shower heads. Because he was splitting the water between so many heads he had to put a r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 3, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
When is the best time for kitchen remodeling in San Francisco? I heard the least busy times are the best times since there is no competition.
I'd definitely recommend aiming for the winter months. Less people get things done to their house because they want holiday money. Because there's less work being done they are able to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 30, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94131
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
Any recommendations for a roofer in SF?
Hi,

perhaps reliableremodeler.com would have some more to choose from.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 21, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
What kinds of interior renovations require city permits?
yes, it weakens the structure support. Check City Permit site.
http://www.sf-planning.org/
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 12, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Cost of bathroom addition in San Francisco?
If you want a permit, added on yes it will cost that much.
You are confused with material added into an existing bath....
My impression is your budget will not get you what you had in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 12, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94117
Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
Looking for a good pest control contractor in SF.
I think that you should ask your neighbors for recommendations. Roaches are extremely difficult to eradicate, and you need someone that knows what their doing. You want verification tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 6, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94110
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
What's the cost per sq ft for interior renovations such as a master suite and bath. Is there a local resource?
Hi Mike,

I work on construction projects in the city a lot, and this is a complex question with lots of different variables. In my experience, renovations can range anywhere from $ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 17, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94110
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
For SF Bay area, what is a ballpark cost per s.f. for new home construction (ground up), assuming above average materials, around 3500 sf?
As an agent who also works with an LLC that renovates homes in San Francisco, I'd say you're going to be spending around $400 a foot for new construction. That wouldn't include non-con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 23, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
fmfrijoles, Other/Just Looking in 20037
fmfrijoles answered:
I own a condo. Are assessments for things like a new roof tax deductible? How?
If it's an investment property from which you gain income, assessments are deductible.

If it is a primary residence and the roof/assessment is specific to your unit then the amount ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94117
Keith L. Bos…, Real Estate Pro in San Leandro, CA
Keith L. Bosworth answered:
Do I need a designer if I am hiring an architect?
It depends on why you are renovating. If you plan on staying in the home then I am sure the architect can help you or refer you to someone who can.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 29, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Janice Cheung, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Janice Cheung answered:
.Do I need to hire an architect for additional floor?
Heidi,

The best way is hire a architect /engineer even you want to have minimal change from the previous plan. Also the engineer can submit the plan to the city for you, and if you h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 14, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Juan C Sanch…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Juan C Sanchez answered:
Looking for expansion opportunity for my house in SFC
Hi Ken,

The first thing I would do is to contact the city to ask if your project is possible. There is a percentage of the land that only can be built. Do that before you spend money ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 27, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
stephanie go…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
stephanie gordon answered:
Got a 60 day notice to leave my apartment for them to remodel, do I still have to pay rent?
Yes you still have to pay your rent.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 20, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Ron, Home Owner in San Francisco, CA
Ron asked:
Renovation of a private house: "realist" Contruction Manager in San Francisco ? Hello,
I'm really surprised by the response that I can receive from the Consutruction Managers I contact for the renovation of a private house.

I'm trying to fully renovate my house…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 27, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Aaron Bellin…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Aaron Bellings answered:
Looking for a contractor for foundation work
E,

Shoot me a direct message and I would be happy to provide a few referrals for contractors who do a great job with foundations. Always happy to help any way I can for all things re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 11, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Sam Defanzo, Other/Just Looking in 19101
Sam Defanzo answered:
What does a crack in the foundation mean?
Cracks, even small ones, can be an indication that there are serious problems lurking on the other side of the basement/foundation walls (the outside, the part of the wall that's buried ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Tasha_wood, Home Seller in New York, NY
Tasha_wood answered:
When buying a fixer-upper, which things should one be aware of?
Hi..I'm tasha I'm a home seller....I have. A homee for sell if u are intresting insÉeing the pictures and the price...pls email me tasha_wood@yahoo.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 29, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
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