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Remodel & Renovate in Scottsdale : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 30, 2016
diana answered:
Congratulations on your future purchase. As a real estate broker and Interior Designer, I work with General Contractors (GC) on a regular basis and would strongly recommend a GC walking the prospective property with you and working up some numbers. GC's are knowledgeable on HOA regs, city requirements, and a vast amount of additional information that is invaluable throughout the remodeling/renovation process. Cheers to a successful remodel! ... more
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Sun Mar 23, 2014
Carmen Brodeur, JD answered:
I would recommend getting 3 to 5 quotes from different contractors. This will ensure that you get an accurate estimate and the best price.
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Tue Dec 10, 2013
Carmen Brodeur, JD answered:
Make sure that if you have an HOA, you get this approved by them before starting any work.
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Sat Apr 13, 2013
Jeff Fisher answered:
The quick answer is no. Residential zoning districts have setbacks and building heights identified in each district. FAR is more commonly referred to in Commercial zoning districts. I spent 20 yrs at the city of Scottsdale. Most of them as a director in the planning and zoning department. If be happy to try to answer additional Scottsdale development standard questions. Best of luck. ... more
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Thu Feb 4, 2010
Brion Crum answered:
I don't know if you have already gotten started on your re-model yet. You can expect to pay in the ballpark of $80-$120 per sq foot unless you select very unique high-end finishes that will add to the cost. In that area the price per sq ft that homes have been selling at is almost always higher than what you are paying to add-on so you should receive a good return immediately if you hire a licensed contractor and get the addition fully permitted. Once the construction is completed a good designer can find you great finishes at lower prices than if you went to the vendors on your own.

Also, have you considered going green during the renovation, maybe even adding solar panels to further reduce your monthly expenses and add value to the home or using renewable forms of flooring, cabinetry, and installing low water use and electrical use appliances?

Please call me if you would like to discuss further.

Brion Crum
Pinnacle Wealth, llc
602 326-5360
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