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Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
dealing with lead paint?
Chemical stripping and mechanical removal are the 2 ways to remove it.

Painting over lead paint still allows the lead to remain.

mechanical removal would come down to either scra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 6, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 90026
Shel-lee Dav…, Real Estate Pro in 90274
Shel-lee Davis - BRE #01817412 answered:
Working with 203K loan for first time. Escrow is open, 203K consultant working on his report. I need to find contractors that work with the 203K in LA
Congratulations on your purchase. Ask both your lender and the 203K consultant for a list of contractors they have worked with in the past. This would be a great first step. Also kno ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 25, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 90041
Emily S. Kne…, Real Estate Pro in Huntington Beach, CA
Emily S. Knell answered:
would you have any idea how much it would cost to build a two story house on a 5000 sq. foot property in los angeles? I plan to buy land then build.
It all depends on how extravagant you want the home to be, this cost / sqft can vary greatly.

You can ask a respected builder in my neighborhood, his name is Paul Kalish with TKR con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 16, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Deborah Brem…, Real Estate Pro in 90049
Deborah Bremner answered:
What is the range of cost per sq ft for room additions in Inglewood (Los Angeles county).Want large open room, about 15x15 ft, added onto upstair...
Hi Kenyamae;

Converting unused attic space into a bedroom is an excellent way to gain valuable living area without having to build an addition. An attic bedroom is also a good invest ... more
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Deborah Brem…, Real Estate Pro in 90049
Deborah Bremner answered:
Types of Heating Systems?
I'v bee a local girl for 50 years, and have lived with gravity furnaces all my life. When they work,they are efficient and effective. Some concerns are whether or not there is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
How often must a landlord/lady paint and replace carpeting?
No. At least not in any area I know of.

It's at the discretion of the landlord. How often does it need to be replaced? Maybe more frequently than 7 years. Maybe less so. I expec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 25, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 90004
John A. Laro…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
John A. Larocca answered:
I'm looking for a builder/contractor in the Los Angeles area who would like to be featured in a reality show. Contact me right away.
Hi Susan, I own a home inspection company in LA. We don't build or contract however I know many wonderful contractors and would be happy to give you their info. You can visit my we ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 23, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Jes Sierra,…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Jes Sierra, B.Sc. answered:
i am a license contractor and would like to start a trashout business but where do i start?
Hi Porkoil,
Get some business cards created along with nice looking flyers.
Do not list any prices, have the agents contact you and you can negotiate.
Go to real estate offices and t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 20, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Diane McDona…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Diane McDonald answered:
General Contractor experienced w/203K Loan in Los Angeles County?
Hi Misterchino,

One of the contractors I recommend and have used personally recently did work for a buyer with a 203K loan. Contact me and I'll forward his information.

Diane McDo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 90041
Staci Siegel, Real Estate Pro in 90405
Staci Siegel answered:
What are the responsibilities of a home inspector?
When a defect is not reported during an inspection, the inspector could be held liable if the defects were visible and accessible during the time of the inspection. If the kitchen sink ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 6, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Gloria Commi…, Real Estate Pro in Hermosa Beach, CA
Gloria Commiso answered:
Remodeling for less?
Hi melinda,I had an estimate for replacing a long driveway and repairing a walk way. I had estimates from 12k to 16k. I recently recieved 2 new estimates 7k and 9k. I also had paint est ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 16, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Monique & Joe…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Monique & Joe Carrabba answered:
does anyone know a good designer?
Hello Joe,

How fun. I know of a gentleman that I have worked with that is a designer that is great with design and restoring older homes. His name is Curtis B of Curtis B Designs. Hi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 23, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 90041
Homa Moaddel, Real Estate Pro in Ladera Ranch, CA
Homa Moaddel answered:
How difficult is it to get permitting and site work done in the City of Los Angeles for a modular home?
Hi Robert,

I would contact the city of Los Angeles Planning Department. For lender for a construction loan contact Dave Gaylord at (949)939-6011.

Sincerely,

Homa
Prudential ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 17, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Coastal San Pedro
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
what are typical prices for remodeling a bathroom or kitchen in Los Angeles?
Labuyer1

Exactly, it all depends on the scope of work, if wall, plumbing, and electicity etc. need to be significantly changed and you fondness for finer things.

The kitchen remod ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 20, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Jack, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills Post O...
Jack answered:
How much should a sewer camera inspection cost me in an apartment if they remove and replace the toliet?
A sewer inspection in the greater Los Angeles area typically cost anywhere from $275-$475 for homes ranging in size from a couple hundred square feet to several thousand square feet. Iv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 13, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Shel-lee Dav…, Real Estate Pro in 90274
Shel-lee Davis - BRE #01817412 answered:
I apllied for a fha refinance at country wide on march 26.they underwrited aproved me . but Iam still have'nt
Hector:

Did Countrywide tell you that there were any conditions to the approval or did they tell you they were drawing documents? If there are conditions, then you must clear those ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 10, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in 90011
Luke Allison, Real Estate Pro in Asheville, NC
Luke Allison answered:
My name is William, & I am in need of a quick rehab or 203K loan
William-

I can originate a 203k loan for you in California. When you are done with the rehab, you can either keep your loan/rate or refinance and try to lower your rate, eliminate M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 1, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
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