Remodel & Renovate—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 21

What constitutes remodeling vs rebuilding / new construction when it comes to having your property taxes reassessed in California?
I'd like to tear down my house and build a new home but I'm afraid if the taxes were reassessed I wouldn't be able to afford it. I heard that remodeling won't force your home to be…
Converting a two family to a one family???
I am considering buying a 2 family home, but I would want to convert it to a single family. I am not extremely concerned with resale value since Iplan to make this my families home for a long time. What…
What's a good start to finding a good contractor/developer in San Mateo
I am looking for a good contractor/developer partner I can send clients to as the get approved for my new construction/rehab product. I am mainly working in the South Bay but I working my way up to the…
Addition - Construction Cost Estimate (Ballpark)
I am considering a 2-story addition in RWC with 750SF finished space on the lower level and 750SF unfinished space on the higher level. There would be no basement. Assuming typical material costs and no…
Does a nice front fence add to the perceived value of a home? Add to the curb appeal? In your experience, does it actually increase the
"true" marke Does a nice front fence add to the perceived value of a home? Add to the curb appeal? In your experience, does it actually increase the "true" market value of the home?…
I have a client that wants to remodel their home with the usual, i.e. granite, tile, wood floors, paint, updated bathrooms etc.
They want to get an estimate from a couple of people. Who can meet us sometime next week?
Demolishing and Rebuilding a home in Tampa, FL
We own a 1961, 1200 sq foot house in Seminole Heights. To be honest, everything in the house is outdated and the previous owner smoked, so there iseven a thick layer of tar of the walls that doesn't…
Looking for a Denver-based architect who specializes in pop tops and remodels. Do you know someone who comes highly recommended? Please post
their website! Thanks! Kelly L. Bailey Realtor, Modern Real Estate www.redenver.org KellyLynneBailey@gmail.com
Is it worth renovating an in-law suite that was built without permits?
Hi, we own a Marina style home in Ingleside. When we purchased the house it was listed as a 2 bedroom and 1 bath home. However, it actually has 2 full bathrooms as well as 2 other rooms that can be considered…
Is it worth it to put brick veneer on the side of my home?
We purchased a home with brick veneer on the front, and it looks great. Would the value add from putting brick on the two sides of the house be worth it for resale in a few years?
I'm looking for someone that can give me a loan for about 60,000 . I work for myself and my crite is bad all I have is my house , but other
lpace do not wish to give me a loan. I need to pay off pills and have to put a new roof and other repairs to my home. I would like to find someone that would do this loan with me putting my equity in…
I'm Buying in Mstreets or Ridgewood Park, and I need a little advice on homes that need a little TLC?
Where can I find a professional (not a realtor, but someone to suppliment my realtor relationship) to help me see the potential in a house that needs a little work done on it? I think we've all seen…
can sellers costs be negotiated on a foreclosed property?
because the property is bank owned is the buyer responsible?
what is average cost for building on an addition in salt lake city?
addition will be a kitchen and a master bedroom; total around 800 square feet
I need more space in a small 2 story home ( currently 1600 sq ft 1st and 2nd floor (3 BR 1-1/2 bath) Am I beeter off finishing the basement or
attic from a cost and resale standpoint? (basement is cement walls and poured floor only. The attic is a decked attic ,unfiished.
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 upstairs
Roof is currently pitched, and would have to be flattened to accommodate new room. I need financing. Open room design would minimize work related to walls, no closet needed, lots of windows. Prefer energy…
How much is my 2bedroom 1 bathroom apartment building is worth at 4400 S. Calumet Chicago,IL 60653
What is the After repair value for a 28 unit 4400 S. calumet chicago,IL 60653. Brick 2bedroom 1bathroom units.
What are the steps to convert a multi-unit into a single family home?
If a home is outfitted with two-three heating, electric units, who do we contact. What do we need to convert it?
$600,000 priced home. remodling their masterbath. replace whirlpool tub with extra clsoet space?
I have a cleint that is renovating a masterbath. They are looking at removing the whirlpool tub and adding additional closet space. What are your thoughts on this?
In a $600,000 house, if it has a stall shower, which would be a better value more closet space or a whilrpool tub? Let me know.
I have a cleint who is remolding their masterbath. They have a stall shower, double vanity, whirlpool tub and average walk in closets. They are thinking of taking out the tub and adding additional closet…
Bathroom Size?
Remodeling...what's better... a 3 bedroom house (decent size rooms but closets) with a small bathroom (4x7) or a two bedroom house (with closets) and a larger bathroom (7.5x9), or 3 bedrooms (2 small…
I am in the process of converting my 2-car garage into a 4th bedroom, I am also thinking of converting a half bath into a full bath.
However I am worried if this will add value to my house I don't really want to invest on something that will not give me a return on the value of my home. Please help.
I'm looking to work with a designer for an exterior "make-over" of a three story stucco apartment house in Andersonville. I have a
budget and need a Exterior consulting work for a wow factor for the front of the property.
I am trying to decipher exactly who to target to pitch our company to.
I have been laid off from the construction industry and am trying to start a little business with my mom doing property preservation, handyman, rehabbing foreclosures kind of stuff. I am hitting a bunch…
Where is there a donated church to turn into religious museum?
Wish to find a free or very inexpensive church property that I would develop into religious museum.
Is the refrigerator tax deductable?
When I purchased a new refrigerator they told me because it was energy efficient I could claim it on my taxes, but my tax man says he's never heard of it
How much would it cost to remodel a basement?
Its a split-entry house, and the remodel would cover a 210 sq ft family room area, and a small 10 sq ft half-bathroom.
How much does it cost to replace a gravity heater?
A lot of these old San Francisco homes have gravity heaters -- I have no idea what the cost would be to replace? Also, are there any specific questions I should ask which would impact the cost?
Who can I contact to clean forclosed homes?
I want to start my own cleanning & remodling company
Approximate cost of converting the Garage to a bedroom with bath and adding a garage in the current driveway. Basically moving the garage forward and
Approximate cost of converting the Garage to a bedroom with bath and adding a garage in the current driveway. Basically moving the garage forward and replacing the existing garage space with a room and…
What should I do with garden space originally designated as a sauna?
I have a small space (~ 4.5 ft by ~ 8-10 ft, in the garden level) originally designed to house a sauna, but it was never built out. The space is framed or blocked in, but have little desire to use it…
what are the current per square foot costs to build a new single family residencial in L.A or O.C
what are the current per square foot costs to build a new single family residencial 1 or 2 story house in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Good quality material and construction.
I have bad credit ,a decent income & a large 2 fam home worth 400k as is,a ton of repairs needed,contractor asking 250k,& he's ready to
start ASAP. I know the property will be worth 500k plus easy when completed,there are no mortgages or liens,making it easy to do a quick refi upon completion of repairs & payoff hardmoney,my wife &…
What is the construction costs per square ft for a residential home in McCormick Rach run these days?
It would be a complete remodel adding square footage on. Any referrasl?
Converting a greystone 2 flat - basement into a garage.
Thinking about converting my graystone 2 flat _ basement into a front driveway garage. Unfortunately, I live on one of the few blocks in Chgo without an alley. Looking for advice on permits, cost, contractors.
Anyone hear of or have experience with "Scouting for Sidewalks Inc."
Anyone have any experience, good or bad, with an organization named "Scouting for Sidewalks Inc." ? They are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, but they sell small sidewalk repair work door to door in…
I recently had a flood in my basement. The damage was pretty extensive. I now have to replace wood paneling with dry wall, replace carpet and doors,
and completely remove the flooring in the laundry room. Do you know of any good independent contractors servicing Prince George's County MD?
Do I Pay This Plumber?
I hired a plumber to fix, finish, permit, and inspect work done by a dishonest plumber I originally hired who never pulled permit and refused to return phone calls when confronted (King Rooter and Plumbing).…
What is the time frame to get a remodel permit for a home in Fremont?
We are thinking of relocating from another state and investing in a older property and will do an extensive remodel but don't want to wait 6 months to a year to get the necessary permits. What is the…
Can anyone tell me where to find a salvage yard. I'm in Totowa sect. of New Jersey. Looking for kitchen cabinets. (on a budget).
Husband and I are first time home buyers. Purchased a home with NO kitchen cabinets, and counter space. We are VERY handy (by trade), and are looking to "do it ourselves", but are trying like…
Can I sell a house with only one 3/4 bath?
I have a 1020s craftsman home and I keep resale in mind when I make upgrades. I have one very small full bath and adding a second is financially oppressive. Is it insane to turn my one bath into a nice…
We are a licensed painting and home improvement company. How do we get in touch with realtors who need our trash out service?
We are licensed in Maryland and West Virginia. We are trying to get in to the trash out business as well as winterizing. Could someone please point us in the right direction fjor finding a bank or an…
I'm considering renovating the master bathroom in a 1 bedroom brownstone condo in downtown jersey city.
Part of the renovation would include adding a washer dryer in the bathroom(building a closet for it), new tile, vanity, etc.. The building doesn't have a wash dryer. The total renovation cost is…
I recently had a flood in my basement. The damage was pretty extensive. I now have to replace wood paneling with dry wall, replace carpet and some
doors, and completely remove the flooring in the laundry room. Do you know of any good independent contractors servicing Prince George's County MD.
I am a contractor in Orlando, FL that has been asked for repair estimates on REO properties. Are banks asking for these estimates so they can get?
the work done or just so they can adjust the price of the house for sale as is? I just don't wanna spin my wheels.
I have been fixing up a place I bought and am wondering about the certificate of occupancy process.
Do I need to have all the flooring down, walls painted, etc. before starting or is it something i can get moving once all the rough inspections on elec, plmb, etc. are done and the drywall is up and inspected?…
FHA 203k question
Hello, I closed on my first home on July 24th 2009. It's a fixer upper that I financed with FHA 203k financing. Before we went to closing my lender told me it would be about 10 days after closing…
What is recoup % for remodeling bathrooms in 62025? Have done light remodel - light fixtues, paint, countertops, but not major - still have shower/tub
combos vs. soaking/jet tub with separate shower etc. Also would we recoup and would it be advisable to reduce smallest 4th bedrm to smaller office/sitting room to expand master bath?
I am remodeling my master bathroom and want to replace the countertop with granite. Should I leave the makeup desk or just go straight across?
We have the traditional 2 sink vanity with a section in the middle of the countertop for a makeup desk that is about 6" lower than the sinks on each side. I want to replace the makeup desk with a…
i was interested in 16 north st montague ma 01351 heard it was already sold but did not see it on the list of sold home. has it been sold?
prev have reviewed online pics of 16 north st montague ma and was lookig at the pics thinking the property possibly needing major updates . were those pics outdated pics or does this home still need major…
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