Your first question and statement is self-contradictory. Any definition of a "perfect" implies something universal so that would not reflect individual originality.
Your second question is a real thinker. There are a number of self-help books and sociologist who have opinions on the possible answer.... more
That depends---are we talking about the 'kitchen work area' or the 'man cave'! Oh! Let's not forget the 'master suite'-----
With more information - we could possibly be of more help---
Brenda Peavy, Broker
You may consider the FHA 203k Streamline program which is for smaller remodel projects from 5K up to 35K and can close within 45 days. For the more extensive projects such as a room addition, new roof, new kitchen or bathrooms, carpet and paint, etc., you may consider the standard 203k which can fund an extensive remodel and include up to 6 months payments in the loan. You can remodel with a loan up to the FHA loan limits per each county which is $729,750 in San Francisco county.
The first step is to determine what work will be done, then the homeowner would obtain an estimate from a licensed contractor. Some banks only allow one contractor, who must sub out the individual contractors and other banks allow multiple contractors, usually up to three different trades. Once you have the numbers together a loan file is assembled and submitted to the banks underwriting department for preliminary approval. The appraisal is completde with the current as is value and the final completed value with all of the scheduled work done. This program allows a maximum loan amount based on 110% of the completed value. The maximum loan amount for a puchase would be 96.5% of the maximum value or for a refinance 97.75% of the maximum value.
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker – Sr. Loan Officer CA only
REO & Short Sale Specialist
20+ Years Experience
It wont be cheap. Expansion that includes footings to roof is clearly the most expensive way to add a room. That is not necessarily a bad thing however if you plan to use the room extensively. Key to value, hire an architect. Yes, that's right. They will save many hours of work, as well as can oversee the work to make sure you are getting what you are paying for. Another Key to value is to not overbuild your neighborhood. The finishes you place in this room should match your home as well as those homes in your neighborhood. Remember, anything you do to your home that is not typical to your neighborhood will more than likely NOT be returned to you upon sale.
Oh yea, you asked what the costs will run.....depends on your contractor....and your finishes but plan on $70-$100/sq.ft
Enjoy the process, work with professionals. Cheap out and you will more than likely be sorry.
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I do know the builder of that home. I am friends with his family and know his daughter as well. Please contact me and we can discuss.
Karigan Residential Group / Teles Properties Inc.
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Newport Beach, California 92660 - USA
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Chances are no, however that is a question for the listing agent. Depending on the sellers situation you could ask for the furnishings as part of your offer or offer to purchase it seperately. The listing agent is key, so start with an email or call to them.... more
I used to really (especially since i was just starting out as a new agent) be into Property Virgins, but now that sandra moved on and was replaced, that show is a real stinker.
Word is that she's going to host a new show focusing on home buying with mostly (or i think exclusively) women clientele.
Moving Up sounds interesting (and should provide for some laughs.) I'll definitely check it out sometime.
House Hunters International is my current favorite.... more
It really depends on the climate you live in, I would say wood is best and then you can seal it to protect it from deteriorating. Metal might seem more logical as to lasting longer however asthetically most homes have wood and it does look better, it is warmer and more inviting. I have seen some PVC white fencing products that look really nice so that might be an option also. One last thing, if you live in an area with an HOA they might have certain restrictions on allowable fencing products, if thats the case always check with them first. Hope this helps.... more
check this site for great info on flooring with pets. Will help guide you for resale purposes.
Sotheby's International Realty
360 Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526