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Merry Ann Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Merry Ann Cutler answered:
Is it a bad idea to get rid of the bathtubs in the house?
Today, we are seeing master baths with larger walk-in showers. Many with double shower heads and built-in seats. You should keep at least 2 of the tubs in your home for those wanting ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 12, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Perry Hender…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Perry Henderson answered:
Live in Windsor Park, looking at converting carport to living space. Suggestions....
Dont do it... You'll lose money on the appraisal and desireability
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 20, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 78723
Judy Carey, Real Estate Pro in Wimberley, TX
Judy Carey answered:
Is there a landscape architect or other professional who designs horse properties in the hill country?
Hi, I saw that no one has yet replied to your question. As a result, I made an online search and found this YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xcfvL-j88E. As you will note it is t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 25, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 78737
Mark Garner, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Mark Garner answered:
I'm going to have a carport built in front of my house. I live in central Austin right near downtown. Can anyone recommend a good contractor?
Fred Thomas - Integrity Builders and Remodeling
512-496-2210
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 18, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Bill Austin, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Bill Austin answered:
Should we remodel our 3/1 in 78704 to make it more appealing to buyers and get a higher sale price?
Ss1325,
This is a tough situation and while you provided what seems like a lot there is no way to answer you intelligently here. If you are looking for a professional full time Realtor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 78704
Andrew Holbr…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Andrew Holbrook answered:
I own an old house near the lake in the Chicon neighborhood and would like to tear it down & re-build a brand new home on the lot. Where do I?
I'm a Real Estate agent and I have a residential construction company. Call me at 512-814-5079. I would be happy to discuss with you.

Thanks,
Andrew
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 22, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 78702
John Riddle, Real Estate Pro in 78620
John Riddle answered:
Does anyone have a good electrician, for a modest outdoor wiring job? My electrician has moved to California.
Varnell Electrical is very good 512-858-2408
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 4, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 78737
John Crowe, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Crowe answered:
Foundation check needed ASAP
Call Isaac Benavides at Centex, 444-5438. Why the immediate need? If a repair is required, it's going to take some time. Or are you at the end of an option period? If so, you might ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 18, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Jeff Little, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Jeff Little answered:
Cheap Remodel Advice
I've seen lots of creative painting with Kitchen cabinets. I've had clients that made boring, white cabinets look like wood. Others have taken those same boring white cabinets ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 28, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Charles Fisk,…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Charles Fisk, AIA, NCARB answered:
I'm looking at a home which will require an addition downstairs. What's the best way to ball-park estimate the impervious cover I can add?
Typically, the total impervious coverage can not exceed 45% of the total lot size of a lot zoned for single family. This area includes the building footprint, driveways and sidewalks. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Pool converted to pond?
Buyers in all price points like pools. I would get bids to see just how much it would cost and then decide. Remember ponds still require maintenance as well.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 15, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Mlk-183
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
What is the average cost/sf of a single-story home addition in Austin, TX?
Only a contractor can provide you that estimate EACH home as it's own character. Depends on what is required, your specifications, permits , size of addition, concrete slab , roof ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Natalie Fark…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Natalie Farkas answered:
Looking to do some remodeling to our home . Could someone please recommend a good trustworthy contractor ? Thanks for your help
Hi Clayton!

Feel free to give me a call, and I can recommend a fabulous contractor that I highly trust. Email me at natalie@turnkeyranch.com or feel free to call me at 512-925-0564. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 8, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Ritch Haenke, Real Estate Pro in 78731
Ritch Haenke answered:
Cost of refurbishing a house.
Drummer:

Great questions! I would have a couple of questions or comments for you about your refurbshing. They are really along the lines of making sure that the money you spend has ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 78734
Charles Mcla…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Charles Mclagan answered:
Garage conversion in Austin?
There is no simple answer since it will depend on what kind of finishes you want and what your existing utilities are like (plumbing, electric, gas).

A typical "builder" quality home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 26, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 78757
DT, Both Buyer and Seller in 78737
DT asked:
Looking for information on requirements of heat to provide for a rental unit. As purchased the unit (1 bed / 1 bath) had two window units, neither of which had the option to provide heat. There was a gas fan-blown "fireplace" that could provide heat, but accord...
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 9, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 78751
Emmanuel Sca…, Real Estate Pro in Collin County, TX
Emmanuel Scanlan answered:
Austin permitting scope of work
Hello DT,

The State of Texas has adopted the 2003 versions of the International Codes. You can see a version for free here http://www.ecodes.biz/list_sub.cfm?m_cat_id=36. Austin is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 13, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Loren Green, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Loren Green answered:
Permits for home renovation/remodel?
I am not familiar with Austin, but most cities can be difficult to deal with. Make sure your plans are drawn to the right version of the building codes. Make sure they show that any r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 8, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 78751
T.E. Sumner, Real Estate Pro in Rockwall, TX
T.E. Sumner answered:
I need a referral for a general contractor to fix up a house. Any recommendations?
Contractors must file with the state now, and you can find a comprehensive list of them on the web at
http://www.trcc.state.tx.us next to the Builders tab.
Also you can look on t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 6, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 78729
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