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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco 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?
The best way is to check is by directly contacting the buildings department....
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 1, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Joseph Galli…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Joseph Gallina answered:
Can I get a building permit by myself?
Not sure about ny state, but I know usually in nyc. THe contractor pulls out permits.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 10, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in Huntington, NY
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
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
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
How does a 203 loan work if you're a first-time homebuyer?
Just the same as it would work for anyone else. Can you be more specific on what your issue or concern is?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 24, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Angela Nelson, Real Estate Pro in New York
Angela Nelson 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.
Well depending on the conditon of the property, it could definately affect the resale value, many new home buyers find it hard to see potential in an unfurnished space. it may sit on th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 25, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 10019
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
Roof gutter repair
Are you asking for a reference for someone to do the job?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Diamond J.l.…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Diamond J.l. Gallow answered:
Standard size refrigerator and tiny stove, or smaller fridge and larger stove?
Hi Bart,

I would go with the latter, 24 inched each. This will allow your appliances to appear full-sized, which will benefit you in the future, as most buyer prefer a nice and semi- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 10011
Shawn Rosa, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Shawn Rosa 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
Temporary certificates of occupancy are granted on homes that require repairs to bring the home into compliance with local safety and building codes. If you buy a home with a temporary ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 29, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Adding a balcony
Check with management to se if balconies are allowed, also check for any necessary permits beforehand...
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/home/home.shtml
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 15, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Jenet Levy, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Jenet Levy 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?
Mcuws,
My honest opinion based upon a lot of experience is that yes, if you renovate in a way that you will have a shower and no tub, that will affect resale because many people like t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 21, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 10023
Jim Lanfranc…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Jim Lanfranchi answered:
Would the same 600sqft apt in the East Village have more value as a studio, 1BR or a 2BR?
More value as a rental, or for resale?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 26, 2011 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
Anoop Punjabi, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Anoop Punjabi answered:
i am looking for an appartment to be renovated in Manhattan..how do i find ?
Hi Laurent,

What kind of renovations do you plan on doing? There are quite a few designer showrooms in the A & D building at 150 East 58th street that supply kitchen and bathroom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 26, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 10016
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
We are combining 2 apartments in Manhattan into one and need to pull permits for the construction and the
Your general contractor who is completing work would know how to do this on your behalf. You can contact city for all paperwork involved.

NOTE: You can't start work till permits a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 10, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 10021
Team Albert -…, Real Estate Pro in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Team Albert - KW Port St Lucie answered:
What is the proper way to soundproof?
Regina, I had tile installed in a second floor condo. It was done by Home Depot. They installed a layer of cork under the tile. I have a friend that had the same process done. I hop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 29, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Cameron Piper, Real Estate Pro in Minnesota
Cameron Piper answered:
Building Cost
Nnn,

There is no such thing as a ball park cost for building a home. What goes into the house will greatly influence the overall construction cost of the home. What is the nature o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 10, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in New York
Pascual Paul…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester County, NY
Pascual Paul Tarrats Jr. answered:
Is using oil based paint legal inside a residential building (Lobby & Hallway) in NYC? Oil paint are highly
Please seek legal advise from a lawyer and your paint professional. As agents, we are restricted from giving advise on these matters. Sorry!
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 29, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in New York
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