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Donna Troupe, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Donna Troupe answered:
I have a small amount of drywall finishing that needs to be done so that I can paint. Can anyone recommend someone reasonable in thee York, PA area?
I have a couple of contractors that I have used in my own home and recommended to clients.
Brian Smith with B&b painting and drywall- 443-677-0804 and Greg Saxton from Saxton Home Imp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 15, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in York
Dmytro V. Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Dmytro V. Bova answered:
I've been thinking of putting down a wood veneer floor ($1.75 sq. ft.) instead of wall to wall carpeting. Good idea?
A good wood flooring is always s better idea!
Dmytro V. Bova
Main Line Investors Group
Property Management
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Port Richmond
Tracy Robins…, Real Estate Pro in Northeast Philadelphia...
Tracy Robinson answered:
Coffered Ceiling Estimates in Oaks, PA
Hello Ayers Family

You can go online and search contractor's in your area and get a few for estimates. Check the contractor's reviews and compare prices. You can also post for refe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 2, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 19460
Sheri Curci, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Sheri Curci answered:
Does anyone have more Rehab work they need estimates for?
YES we do.Brian,

feel free to call me Sat after 11 an so we can talk?

All the Best John Curci RE/MAX 215-680-9955
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia
* Benny Smith…, Real Estate Pro in 15057
* Benny Smith ABR, GRI, SRES answered:
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Cost - Too much?
If you are considering selling in the next several years then this is a loosing deal. Gutting that size kitchen and coming back new will cost less and loose you less money. If you are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 1, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Finleyville
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
In a 2 story 1890 stone Pa. house that has 2 chimneys ( one on each end)-What type of heating system was most common ?
Good morning,

In a home of this vintage, it's likely that a system of individual wood/coal stoves would have been used as a source for heat. I Pa. with coal in an abundance, it's pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Harleysville
Larry Lichtm…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Larry Lichtman answered:
How much would it cost to finish a basement from scratch?
Hi Clee,

It all depends on its current condition. Is it demoed and cleaned out, ready to renovate?

What type of flooring, HVAC, plumbing, electric needs to be done. If you want ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 17, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia
Tracy R Robi…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Tracy R Robinson answered:
Hello, I work for a contracting company and we are looking to expand clients by contacting realtors for possible referrals.
Will add you to my list of contractors. Do you have a website or brouchues.

Tracy Robinson-Realtor
62 S. Main Street
Yardley, Pa 19067
Office P ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 30, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia
Reo Prep Ven…, Real Estate Pro in Texas
Reo Prep Vendor Management answered:
looking for a great general contractor in the beaver county area that is experienced in renovations and flips.
You may want to visit to locate approved vendors.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 27, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Aliquippa
Darrell D. D…, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Darrell D. Drouillard answered:
Hi Shaheed!

It's best to find local contractors and obtain bids than to use this forum. When you obtain your bids, find out how the work will be done - ie, will they fish the wires ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 31, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 19154
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What is the average cost per square foot for a remodel/addition in Willow Grove?
I doubt that there is such a thing:

The scope of the work, the size of the job, the materials, and the quality are just too variable:

It could be $150/sqft and it could be $500/sq ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 23, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Willow Grove
Aubrey Hendr…, Real Estate Pro in Allentown, PA
Aubrey Hendricks answered:
Contractor in lehigh valley, pa familiar with 203k rehabs
WCL Contracting, Bill 267-736-0393
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 22, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Allentown
Fsola27, Other/Just Looking in 19138
Fsola27 answered:
I have used sinks, toilets etc, and also offer low pricing on installation in philly email me
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 19134
Ana Barlow, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Ana Barlow answered:
what is the zoning cost & taxes for new construction in phila.?
Hi Scotty B:

Zoning costs and taxes are specific to a project / property. You will not find the answer to your very broad question in this forum. If you are working with an experienc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 19, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia
Eric Axelson, Real Estate Pro in 19103
Eric Axelson answered:
is a permit necessary for a roof on a center city office building? if the work is done without a permit, what happens?
Hi Henry, yes, in fairness to neighboring property owners and the public, a permit is necessary. If the roofer was licensed and bonded/insured, he should have pulled permits. Ofttimes t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 17, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 19107
David Hennin…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
David Henninger answered:
how much does it cost for siding?
$5/square foot (installed) should get you in the ballpark. Make sure that you discuss whether the windows will be wrapped, and whether the soffit & fascia will be covered--these can ad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 8, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Pittsburgh
Larry Lichtm…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Larry Lichtman answered:
How do I get contracts to Remodel foreclosed homes and offices?
?? You must make contact with the owners of the properties, regardless of whether they are pre-foreclosure, REOs, etc... Only the owner of record can enter into contracts for work on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 27, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia
Roland Vinya…, Real Estate Pro in Sprakers, NY
Roland Vinyard answered:
How can you buy a home if someone is living there?
I assume those that moved in are tenants. You can buy the home subject to their tenancy. In my opinion, homes with tenants are a bit harder to sell and command somewhat less money. Your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 28, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Oxford Circle/ Castor
Rob Hughes, Real Estate Pro in West Chester, PA
Rob Hughes answered:
What's the cost for removing a tree?
Rubim, best to get quotes from tree removal companies that deal with Philadelphia. They will be able to give you a ball-park estimate and whether or not permits are required. Past clien ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 26, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia
Jeff Onofrio, Real Estate Pro in Marlton, NJ
Jeff Onofrio answered:
Hi Honey:

I am the Director of Renovation Lending at AnnieMac Home Mortgage and our main focus is FHA 203k mortgages. Please feel free to email me offline or call me at the contact ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 17, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Philadelphia County
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