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Remodel & Renovate in Brooklyn : Real Estate Advice

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Jean-claude…, Home Buyer in Yonkers, NY
Sun May 1, 2016
Jean-claude Moncada answered:
Completely renovation on a two family home 3 over 3 bedrooms some fire damage on back and side of home
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June Buerkle, Home Buyer in Chattanooga, TN
Fri Apr 22, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
Heck, you are in NY. With the right connections and enough money .... anything can be made legal.

For the rest of us, we would have to check with the local code enforcement agency for the latest set of guidelines. ... more
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Delrioelectr…, Home Buyer in Brooklyn, NY
Tue Mar 29, 2016
Delrioelectric answered:
It's legal only if you use it for one you home and maybe a apartment or office that the only way you can have two meters,I hope it help Kira my name is Jose Del Rio I am master electrician ... more
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Kodylawrence6, Home Buyer in Indianapolis, IN
Thu May 14, 2015
Kodylawrence6 answered:
Why type of electrical work are you looking to get done? My sister had some work done in her apartment not too long ago but I am not sure what it was for exactly. I do believe that she spoke with the complex manager regarding finding a contractor for the job. http://www.trustedelec.com.au ... more
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unkhkhih,  in New York, NY
Mon Nov 18, 2013
unkhkhih answered:
There are legal and board rules that you should be aware of before you make this update.
I’m an agent working for ReMax NYC Midtown and I’m always doing my research on property and stay in touch with the best professionals. If you simply need advice please email me at KDrake@remaxnyc.com. I’ve also provided links below regarding any concerns you may have.

Finance Advice:
http://www.fpanet.org/LifeGoals/BuyingaHome/

Bank Expertise:
David.Axelrod@bankofAmerica.com

Appraisal Expertise:
VladSurs@gmail.com

Legal Advice:
http://www.lawhelpmn.org/issues/housing/buying-and-owning-a-…

Advice for Buyers:
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/buying_a_home

Advice for Sellers:
http://www.realestateabc.com/homeselling/

Tax Concerns:
http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/
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Czarthe1, Home Buyer in Brooklyn, NY
Wed Jul 24, 2013
Czarthe1 answered:
MY CAREGIVERS HIDE MY BELONGINGS THEY TREAT ME LIKE A GAY PERSON THEY USE TO ABUSE HITING ME LIKE THEY KNOW WHAT I DID DURING THE DAY ITS SCARY HOW CAN I REMOVE THEM OUT MY LIFE SEND THEM WERE THEY CAME IM GROWN MAN MY OWN DESION I DONT NEED NOTHING FROM THEM NOT EVEN THERE LINK CARD ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Tue Jul 9, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Too many factors/considerations involved for an answer, therefore acquire some free estimates from any local licensed contractors....
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Beth Seifart, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Fri Jul 5, 2013
Beth Seifart answered:
This is a personal choice. I believe a home that is up to date in kitchen and bathroom will sell faster and possibly higher than an outdated home. Sometimes this can be as simple as changing lighting or upgrading an appliance. Also it depends on where you live. If the other homes in your area have been upgraded then you might want to think about doing more.

Uttimately, YOU have to decide what is right for your budget. The most important thing is having things clean and GET RID OF CLUTTER.

Good Luck!

Beth Seifart
Keller Williams Realty - Leesburg, VA
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Mitchell Fel…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Mon Jun 3, 2013
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear James:

We would need to actually view the garage in person to assess the situation to see if there is anything to be done in a legal fashion. Offhand, I would be inclined to think that you can do it so long as you do not disturb or alter your neighbors garage. I have also bore witness to similar situation where the property got written permission from the neighbor (in a legal fashion) to make such an undertaking. If you want, contact me direct, you can give me the address, I will pull it up on my computer and would then be able to share more insights with you. Either way, good luck!

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Mon Mar 25, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Depending on the amount, you may wish to consult with an attorney....
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Luke Constan…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Wed Feb 13, 2013
Luke Constantino answered:
EVERYTHING IS NEGOTIABLE!

I myself have gotten incentives from developers like Toll Brothers and The Clarett Group. Negotiating price with developers at times can be like pulling teeth, it's tough, but it can be done. On prime, new properties, even harder.

You see alot of incentives come out when sales begin to slow down, like in August. New home builders will give incentives like a term of free maintenence, tax breaks or pay closing costs. I myself have gotten bonuses for putting deals into contract when sales got low for some developers.

It's always good to ask if there are any incentives in place...
It can save you some money!

Luke Constantino
Realtor
REMAX NEW YORK
(212) 300-3919
lukeconstantino@gmail.com
261 4th Avenuue, Brooklyn NY 11215
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Scott Miller, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Wed Jan 9, 2013
Scott Miller answered:
Microwaves????? OMG, do people still use them?

I can't imagine this ever affecting the sale of a property. If buyers want a microwave, let them go buy one.
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Martina Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Bayside, NY
Mon Jan 7, 2013
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Kathryn Lilly, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Tue Jan 1, 2013
Kathryn Lilly answered:
Hello;
It depends:
How is the property being used? If it is being used as a 3 family with tenants, then yes there is a problem.
If it is being used as a two family (under used) it is not necassarily a problem, but again it depends on who is occuying the building? Owners family? Tenants? There should always be a separate electric meter for the public hallway lights, if tenants occupy the building. Tenants should not have a light bulb or an outlet in the hallway, used for vacuming the public hallway/stairway on their meter, this should be on the landlords account.
It is always best to have a three family wired for 4 meters; one for each apartment and one for the public hallway/celler andoutside lights. But if the landlord is paying for the electricity or two apartments are being used by one occupant?.
The meter requirements are to protect the tenants from paying for electricity used by others in the building. But even this if it is fully disclosed and agreed to is not an issue.
As for a property being for sale, obviously if it is not wired for the legal use, it will impact the sale price. But I have often seen properties wired one way, but combined at the meter box to avoid the minimum bill on one of the meters that has been combined to one meter.
An Electrician can identify this for you.
I hope this helps?
Yours,
Kathryn Lilly, Broker
Realty on the Greene, LLC
718-858-7600
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Mitchell Fel…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Wed Sep 26, 2012
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear micort1:

There are several other factors that come into play which will determine if it is legal for you to make said alterations. In order to find out what you can or cannot do you need to speak to an architect. If I can be of further assistance, please let me know. Good luck!

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
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Concetta Pri…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Sat May 12, 2012
Concetta Prisco answered:
Thanks to all who answered my question about the condo washer and dyer problem. It was taken care of because of all the answer and solutions to the problem I received on it . thank you, thank you thank you All. ... more
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