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David Hanna, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
David Hanna answered:
What's the difference between shower curtains and liners?
The liner goes on the tub side of a curtain. The curtain can be one piece (waterproof) or just the outside, with a waterproof liner. A curtain is, or has, a liner.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in West Lawn
Cindy Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Cindy Wilson answered:
What is the best way to mount wall paintings such that doesn't damage walls?
Carefully. If you hang something heavy like a painting, it must be well anchored to a wall.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in West Lawn
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
We are looking to buy a house and rehab it with a 203 k loan. Do we need both a contractor and an architect? Any info would be appreciated.?
The bank is going to require contractors to go out and give estimates.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 29, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Logan Square
Manuel Brown…, Real Estate Pro in 60640
Manuel Brown (312) 600-5710 answered:
Hi everyone I need help I want to finish the 2nd floor in my house the roof was raise Only on one side. Any idea how much can it be ?
Dear AANJO70,

Yes you will need an architect to do drawings and find a licensed contractor. I have worked with a really professional contractor Eugene Fahey and his number is 773-4 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
We have roaches and landlord does nothing can I legally move out without give her my 45 day notice? I am in wisconsin
What does the lease say, when it comes to pests and were the roaches there prior to you moving in?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 60657
Nina Harris/…, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Nina Harris/CBR/SFR answered:
what qualifies a room as a bedroom does it need a window in wisconsin?
Normally the room would need a closet.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 12, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 60657
James P. Mic…, Real Estate Pro in 60605
James P. Michaels answered:
Determining post-construction home values in Southeast Ravenswood/60613
email me at jmichaels@remax.net and I can send you some comps in the area
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 11, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 60613
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
Jesse McGrath, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Jesse McGrath answered:
Architect recommendation for two flat building on the north side
I specialize in that. See my portfolio below.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Tony Guisto, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Tony Guisto answered:
I am an out-of-state investor and would like a little help from the locals!
Hi Vicky,

Areas that will take longer to sell and considered war zones would be Engelwood and Roseland areas. When you say multifamily does that mean 2 to 4 units or 5 or more?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 3, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
I have to renovate a 6 flat with violations and I need to do it cheaply. What should I do about heating?
How long do you plan on keeping this building? Update it appropriately with modern conveniences so that your tenants will enjoy and your value will increase over time.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 11, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Broker Martin, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Broker Martin answered:
A Question about Building-Related Court actions in Chicago
Hello Supper! :)
I know you might have thought of this but....to be sure speak to an attorney. If funds are low....call City of Chicago's hotline 311 and ask for free legal advi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 3, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
I have a house that needs total rehab. Some of work is done already but need like 100K more to complete, is there any avaliable rehab loan?
You can talk to a lender about trying to get some sort of equity loan, but they are very tough to come by in this economy.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 24, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in East Garfield Park
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Looking for an out of area Home Inspector
I have an amazing inspector that I could refer to you
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 11, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Forms of Egress (exit) for a bedroom
A valid question, to be sure.
You probably have to ask your Building permit division; they are the ones who will make the final determination or refusal. This is not a case of asking f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 6, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 60637
B.J. Tregoni…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
B.J. Tregoning answered:
Is there an Identity of Interest issue when the Realtor involved in the transaction is also the....?
It is my understanding in a 203k transaction that you can only wear 1 hat. If you are the Realtor you cannot be the contractor, consultant or appraiser. I believe it's that way for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
JUAN ESPINOSA, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
JUAN ESPINOSA answered:
Does $11, 518 sound like a good price to finish a basement? Drywall, insulation, carpet and suspended ceiling. That price is with a 15% discount....
Nicole,

Any plumbing? Electric being done? What is the amount of square footage being finished? Seems like a good deal but I always recommend my clients to get 2-3 bids. Good luck!
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 30, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
garden units with pipes for entire bldg
Yes.

Longer answer: The association or management certainly can. Individual owners probably can't. You'd have to read your lease or (if it's a condo) your condo docume ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 25, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Chicago
Philip Sencer, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Philip Sencer answered:
Out of state investor needs rehab estimate
If the rehab is even basic you will need to pull permits. It's not a simple process here in Chicago. Yes, an inspector could give you an unbiased 'estimate as to how much cert ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 6, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Logan Square
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