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Ron Ristovski, Both Buyer and Seller in Troy, MI
Ron Ristovski answered:
Can someone tell how much it would cost to get the materials to finish my basement? The basement is 400 sq.ft.
Depends on want you like to finish in this area. If it is simple enought, you can do about $6000

0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 19, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Warren
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in ,
Ron Thomas answered:
how much $ would you put into a house for renovations in Koreatown?
Depends on the House, the neighborhood, etc.
You do not want to IMPROVE the house beyond the neighborhood; having a palace among shacks will not do.

The most important factor right ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 30, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Wilshire Center / Koreatown
Linda Cefalu, Real Estate Pro in Franklin, WI
Linda Cefalu answered:
Contemplating getting natural light through the ceiling. Is skylight or light tube (solar tube) better value for money? How much for each of these?
So glad you asked. I have been contemplating this as well. I have heard many good things about the solar tube, but haven't made a decision yet. It should be interesting to see the re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 28, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 97402
Benny Smith, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Benny Smith answered:
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Cost - Too much?
If you are considering selling in the next several years then this is a loosing deal. Gutting that size kitchen and coming back new will cost less and loose you less money. If you are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 1, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Finleyville
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Building a roof deck in Boston
I would suggest asking any neighbors who have decks. Find a contractor in the neigborhood who speicalizes in this so it makes permitting from the city easier.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 02128
Jerry Guay, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jerry Guay answered:
commercial exterior Staircase..
The answer depends on style/design - I just did a project with JD Iron Works, and they were great in terms of value, quality and reliability, call me if you'd like an introduction. 415 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 14, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Francisco
Angela Adams, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Angela Adams answered:
For residential homes, do fire codes require a side exit in addition to front & rear, or are only front & rear required?
for any and all zoning questions, call Brandon Burnette down at Davidson County zoning- he's the best and can answer almost any and all questions. His number is 615-862-7190
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 13, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 37216
Suzanne Hami…, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
In this market is it worth it to finish a completely unfinished basement? Add a bathroom? Is there any return on semi-finishing a basement?
If your planning on living in the home a few years, basements and basement bathrooms are usually a good investment. Both are very desirable for resale. My advice is to keep it neutral ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 13, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Berwyn
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
do you need a building permit to turn you exsiting patio into a mud room/sunroom? I live in sacramento county, CA
Call the city and ask for the zoning or building office and ask them. I would think a permit would be required if you are putting up walls and especially if you will be wiring the room ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 10, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 95608
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in Melbourne, FL
Phil Rotondo answered:
Remodel or renovate? Which is better in our current economy?
I think this belongs on your blog.....especially if you're going to answer your own question.
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 26, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 01876
Scott Miller, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Scott Miller answered:
Is there any data about the average cost of home renovations or the amount of money americans typically spend on home improvement projects each year?
Hi Alison,

You can subscribe to a magazine called Remodeling if you want. Each hear it has all kinds of trade information, numbers, statistics, cost vs. value, and more. Here's the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 11, 2012 Remodel & Renovate
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
need to know how much to pay a contractor to frame up my basement which is 1400 sqft
You really should get written estimates from 3 contractors to know what the true cost of the project is.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 6, 2012 Remodel & Renovate
Shal Shahani, Real Estate Pro in ,
Shal Shahani answered:
I am buying a 2 bed/2 bath and want to separate the living room area to add the third bed. What else do I need?
I would find out if the condo association requires you to pull a permit. Many of the Associations will. Plus, if you are having contractors work in the unit, the Association (and you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 4, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Brookline
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
do you need a permit in massachusetts to turn a garage into a bedroom?
Check with your local town...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 2, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Charlton
James Layfie…, Real Estate Pro in Pearland, TX
James Layfield answered:
Any 203K contractors in the south Houston area?
Try this one. this is a 203k approved contractor. Let me know if i could be of service further by clicking the contact me in the right corner

Southern Home Enhancements
Contact: Ric ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 8, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Pearland
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
Needing a home improvement/remodel general contractor
Hi there,

Have you started looking on Yelp? That would be my recommendation.

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 15, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Beaumont
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
In a 2 story 1890 stone Pa. house that has 2 chimneys ( one on each end)-What type of heating system was most common ?
Good morning,

In a home of this vintage, it's likely that a system of individual wood/coal stoves would have been used as a source for heat. I Pa. with coal in an abundance, it's pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Harleysville
Janet Nation,…, Real Estate Pro in Baldwin, NY
Janet Nation, CBR answered:
In terms of resale is it worth converting a 4th bedroom into a bathroom and having en suite master bath?
You can't please everyone but I personally like your idea for future resale because I bet that small bedroom would be more useful as a bathroom. Who doesn't enjoy the idea of a master ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 26, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Denver West
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
Looking for a contractor who can install block/brick patio and/or pavers plus landscaping design and completion. Any reviews/advice is appreciated.?
Hi Amy-

You can get started with your search here on Trulia, take a look:

Hope this helps!

Ali, Commu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 10, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Chattanooga
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Gail Gladstone answered:
Are power lines a health hazard?
Health lines are not necessarily and quite often not a health hazard.. You can actually have the power department or an independent contractor come out and measure.

My experience ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in New York
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