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lynnnchase9, Other/Just Looking in Omaha, NE
lynnnchase9 answered:
Roof gutter repair
This can be a really hard thing to tackle by yourself. If I were you, I would try finding a company that your friends and family suggest. The odds are, you're probably not the only one ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 19, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in New York
123123214, Home Buyer in New York, NY
123123214 asked:
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Steven Riddle, Real Estate Pro in 10023
Steven Riddle answered:
merging 2 coops
you will be filing an alt 2 directive 14, No change of use. The filing is conducted by a expediter under the contractor/ Engineer or Architect of record.
You may contact me by clickin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Upper East Side
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What is the average cost per square foot for a gut renovation of an apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side?
Be mindful that costs vary, therefore why not simply contact a few local licensed contractors for free estimates based on your needs.
1 vote Share Flag Fri Dec 12, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 10023
Alex Aberle, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Alex Aberle answered:
We want to sell our Manhattan 1bdrm co-op, but we don't know whether to sell as-is (bathroom and kitchen are dated) or renovate before selling.
Hi Todd,

This is a tricky question that has several answers. The short answer is to sell as-is. You most likely won't recoup the money you spend to renovate the kitchen and the bathr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 25, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 10019
John Reeves, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
John Reeves answered:
What is the proper way to soundproof?
Check here .. for info .. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/be-a-better-neighbor-soundproof-your-apartment-190384
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 29, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in New York
jamesone1, Home Owner in 10012
jamesone1 answered:
Should I upgrade by 1500sqft Soho loft from 2bed/1bath to 1.5 or 2 bath? How much would a half/full bath add to my resale value?
Thanks everyone. To give more color, my current full bathroom is only accessible from living room (entrance is near my bedroom door, but not officially en-suite). The second bathroom th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 3, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I'm rennovating my Upper West side 1 br apt. For the bathroom, I'm considering putting in a stall shower in lieu of a tub. Will that?
I kind of think the poster probably made that decision already - considering this question was asked in April of 2011!!!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 21, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 10023
Elena Ravich…, Real Estate Pro in 10019
Elena Ravich Manhattan Expert answered:
Are power lines a health hazard?
Great question. while I am not an expert on this subject, I am sharing links to some useful info and research that I found.

http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/power-lines-a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Elena Ravich…, Real Estate Pro in 10019
Elena Ravich Manhattan Expert answered:
do you need coo-op board approval to make modifications to the interior of your apartment in Manhattan? tear down a wall, new floor, etc.?
some cosmetic renovations, like painting the walls, may not require a board approval but tearing down a wall and new floors will definitely require a board approval. Each coop has its ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Jamie Bravo, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Jamie Bravo answered:
Kitchen Cabinets and Accessibility: Has anyone run into this before? What are my options? And what is the best way to legally work through this?
Your architect should know the specifications required. The New York Building Department will definitely be able to assist you. This is the link to NYC Code Enforcement http://www.dos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 1, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in New York
lukechase432, Home Buyer in New York, NY
lukechase432 answered:
Standard size refrigerator and tiny stove, or smaller fridge and larger stove?
I think your decision for taking small stove is quite good. It may add good looks to your kitchen areas. All moms are just finding it easy to carry it anywhere when they want it .Gettin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 10011
Compass  Ins…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester County, NY
Compass Inspectors answered:
Can I get a building permit by myself?
You can get a building permit by yourself in New York depending on municipality. If you are any were in the five boroughs I would recommend using a permit expediting company for the per ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 10, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Jessica Eldr…, Both Buyer and Seller in Atlanta, GA
Jessica Eldridge answered:
Office build out cost per sq ft?
There are different cost for different location but for all locations, the average cost is between $120 to $250 per sq ft.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 26, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Geri DeWitt…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Geri DeWitt Ruby answered:
How does a 203 loan work if you're a first-time homebuyer?
FHA203k are fantastic loans that give buyers the opportunity to buy handyman properties which are usually discounted + have the opportunity to add in new appliances. The way to get an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 24, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Upperwest1978, Home Owner in New York, NY
Upperwest1978 answered:
Adding a balcony
Just spoke to the management company and they said we are not allowed to add a balcony :(
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 15, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Yuriy Goldst…, Real Estate Pro in New York
Yuriy Goldstein answered:
upstate new york apartment complex want me to use oil paint interior on trim and doors is this safe and legal ?
Check with your town building department if they have any VOC law. Then find the paint with lower VOC than the law required.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 29, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Jolie Muss, Real Estate Pro in Upper West Side, New...
Jolie Muss answered:
What is the impact/dangers of buying a place that has only a Temporary CO (rolling every 3 months) rather than just an outright CO? Affect Renovations
Snuffles,
As you are in New York it would be a good idea to consult a local real estate attorney before entering into any commitments. It would also be good idea to contact the buildi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 29, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Allan Erps, Real Estate Pro in 10989
Allan Erps answered:
Would the same 600sqft apt in the East Village have more value as a studio, 1BR or a 2BR?
Hello, Tough decision for 600 sq ft, The one Bedroom would probably vbe more practical in my opinion(shows larger and more light). The two Bedroom scenario may be more for Single parent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 26, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Gregory NNN…, Real Estate Pro in 94127
Gregory NNN Commercial Garver answered:
Building Cost
Does your name mean Net Net Net as in Triple Net Leased Investments?

Greg
1 vote Share Flag Sat Jul 10, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in New York
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