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Remodel & Renovate in Broward County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 16, 2017
Ecogreenacservices answered:
Manuel Rivera
door's and Windows repairs
water Heaters
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Wed Apr 19, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Generally, no. Permits are normally for any physical changes to the walls, outside structure, electrical, plumbing, roof, adding square footage, changing number of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. ... more
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Wed Feb 1, 2017
Helen asked:
I have an in-law suite that is attached to my existing home. Its about 1000 sq.ft. I would like to have 2 bedrooms, office, bathroom and living room. Can you recommend a reputable company…
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Sat Oct 1, 2016
Donnchadhcorp asked:
I can't afford laminate and I don't want carpet again because of allergies. What is another way to have a great floor and stairway?
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Sat Oct 1, 2016
Donnchadhcorp asked:
I need to have a lean release done signed before signing a waiver. I plan on putting on the punch list pending release of claim, pending building final, pending GFA certificate, etc.
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Sun Aug 30, 2015
Rick Stevenson answered:
As others have said, it really depends on the area and the type of pool you're getting, not to mention any extras you're adding the swimming pool. Usually low to mid range five figures ($xx,xxx). Unless you get really extravagant with the pool you'll probably see prices between $18,000 to $50,000. ... more
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Gene Petrino answered:
Hi John,
I don't deal in mobile homes, however I am certain that there is an area in Davie that should be able to accommodate your needs. It's located just south of I-595 and 136th Ave. Good Luck ... more
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Thu Jul 2, 2015
Gene Petrino answered:
In my experience, buyers are looking for homes that have new roofs, new a/c, new kitchen, and new bathrooms. Hope this helps.
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Wed Mar 18, 2015
Jeffrey Jacobs answered:
There are also numerous social media sites such as Facebook that have numerous Real Estate and Real Estate investor groups where people post advertisements all the time for services like yours. May want to give that a try. ... more
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
Caleb Hart answered:
I have thought about getting my carpets cleaned for a while. They have some pet hair in them and it's starting to get unsightly. I don't think it has any smell though. My wife just wants a new carpet and I don't think that is necessary. ... more
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Sat Sep 13, 2014
Sally Grenier answered:
Not sure I understand your question. If a home owner is wanting to remodel a house, you'll need to call your local building department and find out what permits you need, based on what you're wanting to do. You can try to research it yourself on your city or county's website. Here in CO you need a permit if you're adding SF to the house, or adding rooms or bathrooms (such as finishing a basement). But if you're just remodeling what's there -- like updating an existing bathroom, I don't think you need a permit for that. But you should double check. ... more
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
Dominick Napoli answered:
Contact the developer directly and request a copy of the association documents. These documents and the developer should guide you as to the requirements concerning pavers in driveways. If allowed, you will have to get approval from the developer and a permit from Cooper City should be pulled by the company doing the installation for you. ... more
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Joseph J. Miranda PA answered:
You put a nail into a stud(the 2x4 behind the drywall). There is likely not a stud above an electrical outlet. There is generally only hollow space behind the drywall, nothing to hold a nail in the wall...... ... more
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Wed Nov 16, 2011
John Bourassa answered:

There is no specific answer for your question. As in anything, there is cheap, average and high quality labor and materials (you buy a Chevrolet or a Cadillac; one is twice the price of the other).

The answers you've received below are right. But first, do your homework by sketching your idea(s) and shop your materials for quality (wood, drywall, windows, bathroom fixtures, tiles or carpet, light fixtures electrical, etc). Then, as per Paul Saperstein's and the Levis' answers, contact several contractors to get estimates based on your pre-developed ideas.

The Levis are correct by saying that the price of construction has considerably come down. That is due to the fact that contractors are nearly starving these days because of the present local and national economy. And, yes, make sure you select contractors that are licensed (check their licenses with the Florida Department and Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) - (go to - click Licensee Search Building and Construction), make sure they are well insured, that they will pull all necessary City of Fort Lauderdale building permits and check for references (not the reference letters they put on their websites -- no-one ever puts nasty letters there -- but call the City of Ft Lauderdale Building Department and ask them about a specific contractor).
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Sat Oct 8, 2011
Erika Hinton answered:
IF this loan is intended towards the repair of the property you are purchasing, then it is possible to apply for a Rehab Loan, how to compute the estimated money needed to rehab the property? hire a certified general contractor to get you an estimate. Another option would be a private/hard money lender, but interest rates are higher, and could be repaid in no less than a year. ... more
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Fri Aug 19, 2011
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, I'm a big fan of real hardwood which will cost you roughly $3.50 per sq ft. From my experince you will get the most life out of the wood, overall appeal, and a warm opne feeling in your space.

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
GREEN Designated Agent
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
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Sun Jul 31, 2011
Erika Hinton asked:
I have encountered a few houses with termite problems, and I would like to bring solutions to my clients.
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Wed Jul 20, 2011
Tchaka Owen answered:
Is seller financing an option? If so, that's a solution worth pursuing. Once done you can then take a loan out to repay the seller AND you'll have cash in the bank for emergencies.

Tchaka Owen
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
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