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D.l.r.c asked:
Electrical, new walls, new bathroom , flooring etc. My Dad has a $150,000 mortgage. A couple months ago the insurance company stopped insuring our home and my Dad feels it won't be…
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Mon Aug 21, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Condo associations don't have deadlines so they can take as long as they want. More important, you need to contact one of the members of the HOA directly and be persistent. Explain that you expect them to review your application promptly and be notified by a specific date. This will put pressure on the HOA to review your application.

You need to understand that it's possible members of the HOA have full time jobs, family responsibilities, etc. OR they can be lazy and get to resident applications when they feel like it. This is why as a resident, you need to get involved and contact them directly.
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Mon Aug 21, 2017
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Mon Aug 14, 2017
Raza Rizvi asked:
Hello everyone,
I am closing on a two-family property in the Bronx this week and I would like to separate the gas meters. Currently the property only has one but I would like to have the…
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Sun Aug 13, 2017
Brittynz asked:
I'm sure this comes up a lot but the equivalent of the show fixer upper but any recommendations for someone in Atlanta would be great!
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Sun Aug 13, 2017
Hippilessrich answered:
go here to see a list of jobs on your home that does not require a permit

http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1883
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Fri Aug 11, 2017
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Fri Aug 11, 2017
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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Nancy Blinstrub answered:
I've enjoyed having hardwood floors (pre-finished, which is very durable) in my home and they're perfect. Recently, however, we rented a cabin that had polished concrete, with areas colored in a pattern. I don't think they were new. I will say, I would never turn away from a house that had concrete like that - I'm all about having something you can clean thoroughly, especially if it's attractive - which both these floor types were. ... more
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Wed Aug 9, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Before you get a 203K for remodeling, you need to learn that if you ever sell in the future, you will not get 100% of what you spent on remodeling (including the loan amount). I'm a recently retired realtor and I will tell you that buyers are not going to pay high prices just because you renovated. This is especially true in the 10550 zip code (south of the Cross County Parkway). North of the Cross County going up to the Bronxville border, you will get about 25 - 50% of what you spent on renovations. Going west towards Yonkers is the same as Lincoln Ave. and Gramatan - 0% return. The side streets bordering the Hutchinson Parkway - about 25% return.

This applies to co-ops and single family houses. My advice - if you need to renovate, just do the bare minimum. Do not spend that much. It's not worth it.

Another option - instead of Mount Vernon, have you looked in New Rochelle. New Ro would be a much better choice. Zip code 10805 is not that expensive.
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Wed Aug 9, 2017
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Orville.r.velez answered:
Hi everyone I am a licensed and insured contractor looking for work in Philadelphia region you can contact me at 2678971442
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Thu Aug 3, 2017
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Thu Aug 3, 2017
Shirley Shanahan asked:
We bought our home in 2011 at 6915 Maynard Rd, Summerfield, NC 27358 for $146K. Then we did a major remodel through the county and had building permits. It's now worth almost $400K.…
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