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how much value does upgrading a 1/2 bath to a full bath add?
My zip code 22202, and it is a 2 level Condo, 2 bedroom, with 1.5 existing bathrooms. If I convert the half bath to a full, how much value would I be adding? (I am not looking for a dollar amount,…
What does it cost to add sqft to a commercial retail building with store front? (shell only) 12 feet ceiling hight.
Currently have a 1100 sqft 2 unit building and want to add 1900 to make it 3 1000 sqft partials.
Does a finished basement add any value. If so, how much? I live in O'fallon, IL zip:62269)
We are debating finishing approximately 3/5 of our basement (20x27). Will it add any value?
Standard size refrigerator and tiny stove, or smaller fridge and larger stove?
Hi, I'm looking at an apartment that has a small kitchen. The refrigerator is 28" wide and the stove is a tiny 20" wide. I'm considering getting one of those taller narrow fridges,…
Converting first floor laundry room into a 13 x 8 bedroom in 2 bed 2.5 bath house.
So i have a 2 bedroom 2.5 bath cape. Second floor has the 2 good sized bedrooms (big master) and shared full bath First floor has a big kitchen, dining room, formal livining room, family room, laundry…
Hi I live in new york and have had my home sale halted becasue the town is saying that my forth bedroom
(which is in the basement of my raised ranch) is not legal. IN order to make it legal, the building inspector wants us to put in an egress window. Our attorney is saying that this is not necessary becasue…
Should we remodel our 3/1 in 78704 to make it more appealing to buyers and get a higher sale price?
The kitchen has been updated with new appliances but there is only one tiny bathroom that is in the hallway and I think most buyers want a master bathroom that is inside the bedroom. Also we do not have…
Anybody knows a good contractor who can do hurricane retrofit for my house? We need gable end bracing and roof-to-wall connections reinforced.
I know about Rebuild NW Florida, but we do not qualify for the program. Want to get ready for 2013 hurricane season :)
Will real estate taxes rise in Edison NJ?
I want to demolish my home which was build in the 1950 and rebuild it exactly on the same footprint. This will be an energy efficient home and the electric work will have copper wiring instead of aluminum.…
Should I install the same type of hardwood flooring as already exists on main level of my house?
From selling perspective, would it be unwise to use a different type of flooring than was used in the rest of the house? For example, if we used carbonized bamboo instead of red oak. I have a cape cod…
Need Good Home renovating contractors.
Got few quotes from angies list home builders but they are charging heavy prices. How should I find reliable builders. I live in Middlesex county. Also can I go by angies list? Is that trusted ?
How can i get my company on your list?
How can I get my company on your list? I live in NH and was approved to do a project that fell through. I cant find anyone that can help with this - this has been like chasing my tail! Please help. Thank…
Looking for a reliable, insured and licensed contractor
Hi, Does anyone know of any good, reliable contractor that you can refer to us for a project on our home in Atlanta that provide good service at reasonable price.
Converting a pool room and pool bathroom to interior space?
We have a room next to the pool that used to be an outdoor kitchen area or pool entertainment room, with sliding doors. There is also a guest bathroom for the pool next to it. We could have the walls…
I am looking into the 203k Streamlined loan process and have many questions.
I am seeing conflicting info for necessity of cost consultants. Is this expense really necessary? If not does the budget I write up have to follow any certain format & how detailed & itemized does the…
Is it a bad idea to get rid of the bathtubs in the house?
We have 3.5 baths. One master and two upstairs that are almost the same. Should we renovate them similarly or identically? I would take the bathtubs out of both and replace them with tiled showers with…
Convert older home from 4 bedrooms to 3?
I have an older four bedroom home in a nice area with good schools. I've "discussed" with my wife many times the value of taking the very small bedroom next to the master bedroom to make…
looking for a great general contractor in the beaver county area that is experienced in renovations and flips.
we have tons of potential homes to start flipping to make a lot of money!
I am looking to add a seconf bathroom to my house. The bathroom will be installed within the exisiting footprint of the house. I will fully permit
this addition with the city of long beach, my question is once i get a final on my permits, do i need to have the addition recorded? or how will it reflect that my house is now a 2 bd 2 bath house. Thanks…
Should I open an LLC or is it okay for now to operate under my sole prop?
I am buying my first investment property and I recently opened a business account to do all my "investment" transactions under. My goal is to flip about 2-3 homes a year (for now) under my sole prop. I…
"Shower-room"
How much does the lack of a bath tub affect the value of a home?
Basement remodel: man cave or fourth bedroom?
It is an older home in downtown Denver that we will put on the market after remodeling. The basement has a large wall in the middle that can either be taken out to create a large 'man cave,'…
Are their any agricultural opportunities, and if so, what are they?
Is there any timberland (what kinds of wood)?, Christmas trees to grow, crops, fruit orchards? Cattle raising?
What is the process to demolish our entire 16-year-old home to build our own custom home?
Hi, I live in the Alief area, the Shadowlake neighborhood. We've been living in our 1-story house for 16 years, we're thinking about demolishing the entire thing and building a custom 3-story house. I…
Is a master bath with walk in shower (no tub) listed as a "full bath" in the 75025 market?
Remodeling a 1986 F&J house, 1700 sq ft in Plano. Secondary bath redone (down to studs) with 16" travertine floor and matching 12" tile on tub (with showerhead) surround. New cabinetry,…
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 ?
Hi everyone I need help I want to finish the 2nd floor in my house the roof was raise Only on one side and Not all the way to the end to the house. Any idea how much can it be ? any advice on a contractor…
Will removing a bathroom reduce the value of my home?
I currently have 3.5 baths. The full baths consist of a jacuzzi/walk in shower, tub/shower combo, and a small walk in shower for number 3. The tub/shower and small walk in shower baths are back to…
How to find out what neighbors are doing with renovations, and costs?
Many houses on our street are under construction. Are there public records that we could access to see what renovations they are doing, and the costs associated to get a ballpark for rates of renovations…
Which type of fence would you recommend for horses?
Since there are various types of fences available, what is cost-effective fence for keeping horses?
General Contractor experienced w/203K Loan in Los Angeles County?
Does anyone know of any general contractors who are experienced with the 203K Loan process? I'm in the LosAngeles County. Thanks!
Whats the cost per square foot in Millbrook, NY??
My house would be bout 5,248 sq. ft
How much resale value is added by converting 500 sf of attic space into a large bonus room w/wood floors/media center/vaulted ceilings/full bath?
while also enclosing open space on the second floor to create a 5th bedroom in what's currently a 2900 sf 4bd, 2.5 bath home in Boise ID? Or, is it better to just convert the attic and leave the open…
How would I get in contact with the Bank that owns a foreclosed house?
Hi, I am a licensed contractor and insured as well. I would like to know how I would I get in contact with the Bank regarding the foreclosed house that the Bank owns. I do all major repairs and cleaning…
How much per sq ft does it cost to build a florida room in Sarasota? and timescales?
looking to turn lanai into florida room and extend the kitchen so that the whole width of the house is a florida room approx 30 feet x 10 feet
Coffered Ceiling Estimates in Oaks, PA
Looking to get some estimates from some local companies that can install coffered (may call them tray) ceiling. The ceilings are approx 18 ft tall and the space is approx 17x20.
what would the cost be to tear down a 1901 ranch farmhouse? it has a lot of woodwork that could be refinished and reused.
the basement is made of huge stones that could be used for landscaping. it also has a oil furnace as well as the tank, hot water tank and a water softer that all could be reused.
contractor question. please help
Hey, I'm a first time home buyer and considering a house that needs very few changes. But some changes non the less. Like installing kitchen vent, painting cabinet, painting old scratched hardwood…
I'd like to add a 400 sq.ft. bedroom with its own bathroom and closet above my existing garage. What am I looking at cost-wise (per square foot)?
I want to construction to be high quality. I need a 'ballpark' estimate. Or, you can give a low and high range type of estimate... Thanks.
Multiple properties rehab and management
I have several properties in Oh in Toledo, Dayton and Cleveland and looking to rehab them. I am looking for a person to look after the rehabbing of these properties and then manage them. Where can I look…
I'm seeking a joint venture partner in the Macon, Georgia area for the repositioniong of 104 apartments.
I'm seeking a cash partner for the renovation costs of an estimated $980,000. Will to provide the parnter with up to 30% of net profits which are projected at $1.3M. Does anyone know of any investors…
We are looking to buy a house in Arkon, OH. I wanted some clarity on how the square footage is calculated.
If the basement is finished and a walkout, can it be included in the square footage and what if the basement is a walkout but not finished. Similarly what is the case when a basement is finished and not…
Requirements for converting a basement into a studio apartment in Portland, OR.
I'm looking to buy a house which has a rather sizable (about 50' long, 20' wide, and 7' high) unfinished basement. It's pretty dry and has a door that leads to a stairs that go…
I am looking for a water softener and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations?
I have looked into both salt and salt free systems, I also want filtration but don't want to go with R/O any help would be appreciated.
I manage many homes here in the Phoenix Metro area and I need some help with a couple of vendors. I am looking for an electrician to look at multi fa
I manage many homes here in the Phoenix Metro area and I need some help with a couple of vendors. I am looking for an electrician to look at multi family unit in the Central Phoenix area. Also, I am…
Can I get a building permit by myself?
I have a bad experience with an Engineer, I hired to get a building permit in New York state. I paid lots money, but he did not get any permits. Can I fix what he did?Can I get a building permit by myself…
Can I fix by myself documents such a building permit to build a house in my property?
I have a bad experience with an Engineer, I hired to get a building permit in New York state. I paid lots money, but he did not get any permits. Can I fix what he did?Can I get a building permit by myself…
Is it worth converting my duplex into a single-family home?
I own a duplex in the Broadripple area of Indianapolis on Central Avenue. I was noticing single-family dwelling seem to sell for more than the investment properties in this area. If I did the conversion,…
How important is a microwave for resale?
I am renovating my kitchen, which is small but nicely laid out and well proportioned. I have never used a microwave and am hesitant to rearrange the cabinets to install a built-in or drawer model. I don't…
where can I find the plot plan for my home online?
Lot 7 block 5 skribina subdivision
I am thinking of finishing my basement. For resale purposes, how much can I expect to get back on my
investment? I have heard basements are usually valued less than the main house square footage. This would not be a DIY job, we would be contracting the job out. Thanks!
Master Suite Remodel in Historic Home
We have a 1913 4-square home close to the city center that we bought 1 year ago. It has a full finished basement with a bathroom, and 3 bedrooms and 1 bath on the second floor - the fourth original bedroom…
If given the choice which kind of oven range would you want in an updated farm house?
Imagine that you're a buyer considering purchasing a country property with an updated farmhouse...Would a vintage, stylized, painted enamel & nickel gas oven/range or a modern, stainless, clean…
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