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Elizabeth Fu…, Real Estate Pro in 55445
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
Finished Basement when home was purchase?
You will need to contact the city permits and code compliance department. Sometimes exceptions are made, but they may need to be approved by city departments or other compliance enforc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 55118
Marsha Bowen…, Real Estate Pro in Maplewood, NJ
Marsha Bowen-Washington answered:
How much does it cost to convert a single family home into a multi familyhome?
You might want to check with the zoning office at your ward to see if you could even convert the single family to a multi-family home. Some areas are zoned for only single family homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 20, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in New Jersey
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
How much does it cost to add 1000sq.ft to the existing home?
Suggest you contact contractors the questions. Based on what you described you have not even described foundation, structure etc. After you speak to the first contractor you will have m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 25, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 95129
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Does removing a bedroom and putting in a family room decrease the value of a home?
Usually removing a bedroom is not going to get you a gain in the property value. It will, of course, depend on many things but normally it is not something you want to do to increase th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 22, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 07044
Tom Rollett,…, Real Estate Pro in 95032
Tom Rollett, Realtor answered:
Hi, I was wondering where to start when trying to build a house in Los Gatos, Ca(most likely mountains near Skyline Blvd.) or in Woodside, Ca
Hi Katherine,

Please contact me and I can recommend some reliable contractors. And generally, the land and construction loan can be wrapped with about 50% down.

Tom Rollett,
408- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 21, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Los Gatos
Lingtm777, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Lingtm777 asked:
Expanding a home from 1 story to 2, advice needed We are in contract for a house in zip code 11365. Currently a one story ranch, we are expanding to 2 story 1 family home. Anyone has a good architect recommendation? Also, do we need to...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 5, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Queens
Suzanne Hami…, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
I need a EXPERIENCED 203k General contractor for a streamline, any suggestions ? F.Y.I South suburban cook area...
You may start with the village contractor list. Many villages in the south suburbs require contractors to be registered/licensed with the villages and pay fees, etc. Sometimes it is b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 5, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in South Holland
Jonathan D.…, Real Estate Pro in 07470
Jonathan D. Joachim answered:
I'm looking for recommendations for contractors in the Union County area with experience working with FHA 203K Renovation Mortgages.
HI Big,
I work with several 203K contractors. We have used them consistently for years. Please give me a call and I can point you to the best person that fits your needs and price ra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 5, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Union County
Alice Lebkue…, Real Estate Pro in Wimberley, TX
Alice Lebkuecher answered:
looking for an electrician that accepts the wells fargo Home project visa
I would recommend Olson Electric. Not sure if they accept the visa, but I have put a call in to check. Will let you know what I find out.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 25, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 78676
Joanne Mcdon…, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
Joanne Mcdonnell answered:
Replace attic with an extra room and roof deck?
Hi Grizzly,
Highly unlikely the city will allow a roof deck. Depending on your ceiling clearance in your attic you may be able to expand, you’ll need to check with the building ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Somerville
Paul Bombara, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
Paul Bombara answered:
Renovating - add third bedroom or make larger open-concept kitchen?
Great question! You'd be better off by opening up your kitchen, living room and dining rooms rather than adding another bedroom. The value of your home will increase without a doubt! ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Somerville
Stelios Styl…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Beach, FL
Stelios Stylianou, P.A. answered:
Looking for a Wells Fargo 203k approved contractor in Boca Raton, FL **need a rush estimate**
Hello J.Lebreton,

I can assist you in your search for a 203K Contractor.

Please, call me at your earliest convenience.

Best Regards,

Stelios Stylianou, Realtor® ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 2, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Boca Raton
George Capel…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
George Capella answered:
I want to renovate my cellar and create recreation space with half a bathroom (toilet / sink) I live in a R4 zone. Is this legal?
Below I have enclosed the R4 Informationfrom the Dept of City Planning and I hope that it may be useful to you. As far as the changes you wish to make to your basement you will really n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 26, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Brooklyn
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
James Gordon ABR PBD SFR SRS answered:
My husband and I are interested in a purchase/renovation loan in Ohio. Not interested in a 203k. Can anyone help?
There used to be a conventional rehab loan. It required 20% down of the purchase price plus cost of repairs. The credit score to qualify was higher than the FHA 203(k) product but it wa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Lagrange
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
i want to do a knock down-rebuild of my home which is 2000sf. I have about 20k in equity I live in HSV near highlands elementary. what do you think?
Your question is far too specific to your indivual situation to get an accruate answer just from your question.

Getting Pre-Qualified for a renovation mortgage should be your first s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Huntsville
Nancy, Home Buyer in Elliott, SC
Nancy answered:
I'm looking for a contractor to do small scale renovations
I know a good contractor as well as a great electrician. They work at a good price too.
Call Harrison Williams at 803-428-8764 for contracting and Albert McEntire at 803-840-7859 for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 7, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 29150
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Hi, can somebody connect me with real estate developers, Refurbishment Company or company which accepts investors
What is it you are looking to do? Are you looking to build place? Have your place remodeled?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 21, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Open permit cancelation
Call your municipal officer and ask them what you need to do. Normally, if you had done the work, the inspector would come and, if everything was done properly, he would certify that a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 21, 2012 Remodel & Renovate
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