To complement mydeco, try the app called Magic Plan. This is available on iphone/ipad. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magicplan/id427424432?mt=8
By taking pictures from various points in a room, one can create a floor plan. The you can utilize the floor plan to arrange furnishings, etc.... more
You may consider the FHA 203k Streamline program which is for smaller remodel projects from 5K up to 35K and can close within 45 days. For the more extensive projects such as a room addition, new roof, new kitchen or bathrooms, carpet and paint, etc., you may consider the standard 203k which can fund an extensive remodel and include up to 6 months payments in the loan. You can remodel with a loan up to the FHA loan limits per each county which is $729,750 in San Francisco county.
The first step is to determine what work will be done, then the homeowner would obtain an estimate from a licensed contractor. Some banks only allow one contractor, who must sub out the individual contractors and other banks allow multiple contractors, usually up to three different trades. Once you have the numbers together a loan file is assembled and submitted to the banks underwriting department for preliminary approval. The appraisal is completde with the current as is value and the final completed value with all of the scheduled work done. This program allows a maximum loan amount based on 110% of the completed value. The maximum loan amount for a puchase would be 96.5% of the maximum value or for a refinance 97.75% of the maximum value.
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I do know the builder of that home. I am friends with his family and know his daughter as well. Please contact me and we can discuss.
Karigan Residential Group / Teles Properties Inc.
12 Corporate Plaza, Suite 250
Newport Beach, California 92660 - USA
mobile: 949 / 929 - 6922
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It really depends on the climate you live in, I would say wood is best and then you can seal it to protect it from deteriorating. Metal might seem more logical as to lasting longer however asthetically most homes have wood and it does look better, it is warmer and more inviting. I have seen some PVC white fencing products that look really nice so that might be an option also. One last thing, if you live in an area with an HOA they might have certain restrictions on allowable fencing products, if thats the case always check with them first. Hope this helps.... more
check this site for great info on flooring with pets. Will help guide you for resale purposes.
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360 Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
You can find many more samples at http://www.kellymoore.com/paint-tool/. Your best bet is always to visit the paint store, choose some candidates, and then hold them in the light in which they will be viewed when on the wall. Tape them to the wall and check them at different times of the day as the light changes. Computer screens are notorious for not representing colors accurately.... more
We came across the Macy's furniture store ( different than the department store) near hillsdale shopping center, and they had some decent items. You can also try cost plus world market. For what it's worth I like some of Ikea's furniture but I always find myself asking,... more
If you really want to do this yourself, believe it or not, you'll find all kinds of good information on youtube. Here's a link to several choices
Everytime I have a question or a problem, I check to see if there's anything on youtube that can help. I've used it to learn how to do so many things....my nephew learned and then mastered the yoyo by watching you tube.
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I would say definitely replace them. The visual appeal is really important and new carpets can make a home zing, plus the expense is relatively small. Any experienced real estate agent should be able to point you to a good carpet installer at reasonable cost.
If you offer a credit, the buyer will take the credit and still want a lower price because the home does not look so good.
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While I can't say much about compliance costs for Alviso's building codes, you should budget $150-175/sqft for a basic home before interior finishes, with the cost going down proportionally as the size goes up. On top of that, you can add basic finishes for $50K or $250K for what locals consider luxurious. Foundation, utilities, and permits are other big unknowns you should check out.... more
Go with the highest-quality paint available. Your actual material cost will be the smallest part of the job.
My wife (who does home staging) likes Sherwin Williams. Benjamin Moore also makes excellent paint. But don't just look at the manufacturer; look for specific paint lines by that manufacturer. Just like you wouldn't go into a fancy steak house and then try to save a few dollars by ordering the hamburger.
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Another custom home builder in Newport Coast that has built very high quality homes in Pelican Crest to consider is Western Pacific - 949-278-8937. They have done large remodels in other Newport Coast communities and CDM too.... more
You might contact the agent, Casey McMackin at 949-734-6270 at the listing agency, John McMonigle. Their main number is 949-734-6200. Lance Fogel from Hom was the selling agent, his number is 949-554-1200.... more
I paid about $800 to have 8 installed in a large room with permits by a licensed electrician. How much it would cost would really depend on the prices in your area and the number of cans that you need installed. Count how many fixtures you think you'll need and then you can call around to get ballpark bid from local electricians before they come out.... more