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Rich Reed, Real Estate Pro in Arcadia, CA
Rich Reed answered:
Whar the per sq ft cost for rebuilding a single family home in 90056
I like the building cost estimator from this site: http://www.building-cost.net/CornersType.asp
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 2, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Dianemes52, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Dianemes52 answered:
How often must a landlord/lady paint and replace carpeting?
i live in california in a deplex for 16 years, pay my rent on time, and so on, we have a wood burning stove, and my husband smokes,what i would like to know how many years is it before ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 26, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 90004
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Prop 58 and renovating my home
This might be a question for a CPA or the city assessor, to be sure about the taxes. In my area, you will pay more property taxes if you add square feet to your existing property. Cosm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 24, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
Outdoor backyard options for rental property
You don't give the size of the backyard. Since your speaking of a deck, I'll assume it's quite small. Perhaps a deck, and xeriscape the rest, knowing water is at a premium. I would N ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jul 26, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 90039
Celine Sande…, Home Buyer in Walla Walla, WA
Celine Sanderson answered:
what are typical prices for remodeling a bathroom or kitchen in Los Angeles?
It really depends on the quality of each piece you replace in your bathroom or kitchen. Remodeling can be cheap, or it can be expensive if you have tunnel-vision for quality over the fa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
 Rich, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Rich answered:
We are expanding our main SHARED bathroom. Will adding a 2nd door giving direct access from our "main" bedroom to this bathroom add value?
It may add if the homes in your area offer have direct access, but probably not much

Hope this helps


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0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Tarzana
garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
Types of Heating Systems?
There are several different options for heating. You could go with the typical heating system found in most homes. People seem to like it. You might not need something that will be e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
Should I renovate my pool or just fill it in if we want to sell in 5 years?
I would definitely recommend having the upgrades done. Pool renovation will greatly increase your home's value, so if you are planning to sell then you will want to take care of that. F ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 90066
Jeffrey Alex…, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
Jeffrey Alexander Mandel answered:
Converting a garage to a "bonus studio" space in Los Angeles?
It really depends, for the home I purchased last year -the garage was converted illegally just several months before apparently. I had no choice but to change it back at my own cost. Ho ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Feb 27, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
jimfurgeson88, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY
jimfurgeson88 answered:
CAN A BUILDING INSPECTOR TELL A CONTRACTOR OR EVEN VOICE HIS/HER OPINION IF THE CONTRACTOR IS CHARGING TOO MUCH FOR A JOB SITE??
Inspectors can really only voice their opinion about the building inspections. If they see something really wrong with the contractor, they might be able to help and voice their opinion ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 14, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Calvin James, Home Buyer in Orem, UT
Calvin James answered:
is it better to repair some water damaged siding, then repaint. or reside the entire house. is wood composite siding respected?
I would definitely get it reared. Your siding is the first thing people will see when they look at your house. You want to make a good first impression! I think you will definitely b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Mount Washington
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
do you know of any painting contractors that repair decks as well as exteriors?
If you are wanting to find painting contractors that can do this, it might be a good idea to first find a contractor and then look them up online. Then you can determine whether or not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 5, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
americandrai…, Other/Just Looking in Miami, FL
americandraincorp answered:
How much should a sewer camera inspection cost me in an apartment if they remove and replace the toliet?
$ 195.00 with DVD http://www.americandrain.net/
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 13, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Joe Malboeuf, Home Owner in Seattle, WA
Joe Malboeuf answered:
I just purchased a lot in Venice and would love to know what the best route is to saving money on a rebuild (ie. architect, design/build, etc)
HI Dana,
What is there that is able to be used again? What do you want out of the house in the end?

A few key elements of good design while saving money are smart material / prod ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Stephanie Ir…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Stephanie Irto answered:
Has anyone had experience dealing with a horrible contractor in Los Angeles county? Bad workman ship, work unfinished, devastating to your family?
This answer is meant as advice for anyone about to start a large renovation or construction project.

I would suggest being present on the jobsite to monitor progress and make sure ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 14, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
SoCal Prefer…, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
SoCal Preferred Builders answered:
Garage - 2nd floor addition.
My name is Harry and I would like to introduce my company Socal Preferred Builders. We are a full service licensed and insured general contractor. We work on projects similar to yours a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 12, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 90019
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
whos responsibility is it if the home is old and a door comes off because the wood is softinig and screws cant attach them selfs to the wood?
I do not know if you are looking to rent, purchase, current tenant or current homeowner. It is no one fault if the home is old. But if tenant repairs would be the landlords responsibili ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 4, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 90004
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
can a landlord raise my rent or tell me to leave because i called the city due to fleas and a back door that wouldn't close/lock?
There are many laws on the books for Tenants as well as landlords. They are online and I recommend you take the time to read them, and know your rights. You can find this at www.dca.ca. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 90004
Prueskee, Other/Just Looking in 90019
Prueskee answered:
Does anyone know the feasibility of getting a permit to add a washer/dryer to a garage? Does LA City typically agree to that?
Thanks - I am complete. Got the permits for the washer/dryer and my garage is now completely renovated. Thanks to everyone for your advice/recommendations.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 14, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Private Land…,  in Los Angeles, CA
Private Landlord answered:
I have just bought a home and I'm remodeling the guest bathroom (it's the only other bathroom besides the master bath).. Since it's
if this is a "family" home, the bathtub would be better. to accommodate children. If there is already a bathtub in the other bathroom, a frameless shower is more sophisticated and wou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 9, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 90049
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