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Remodel & Renovate in Broward County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 10, 2011
Catherine Kim Owens answered:
Talk to the Building/Zoning Dept. of Dania Beach. You might also want to check with the CRA director to see if it's within the CRA zone. If so, there might be some grants/low interest loans to remove blight/redevelop. You should make the ability to rebuild one of your contingencies of the contract, or find out in advance before you execute a contract. Also, be careful in Dania...there will be more runways built at the airport and the Port is being increased for int'l entry. If this house will be impacted by add'l noise & traffic from these projects, it might not be the best place to build your ideal home.

Let me know if I can be of further service.

Catherine Kim Ownes PA
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Mon Jan 17, 2011
Sgt.dillingham Dillingham answered:
The cost of half bath. approx what would it cost???
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Wed May 19, 2010
Robert A. Martini answered:
Energy Solutions-
First establish a business name and get a tax ID number use this link:,,id=102767,00.html. Go to "Go Daddy" and establish a web address. Use Vista Print to make some decent business cards. Finally check out other clean out businesses in and out of your area to get an idea on pricing and offerings. A prominent business mentor in my area once told me "don't reinvent the wheel". It seems like simple advice, but in reality it is the most important thing to remember. McDonalds did not invent the hamburger! As for advertising start with a small local "rag paper". They really do get results. Hand out fliers in the area you want to target and finally take a day and visit every real estate agency in the area with a nice card display and fliers. If you show up with a card holder they will get displayed. If you show up with just a stack of cards they will get thrown away. Finally get the book "guerrilla marketing" to give you some more ideas. Use the link below for specifics about the clean out business.
Hope this helped! Good Luck.

Robert A. Martini
Keller Williams Real Estate
Philadelphia PA
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Wed Mar 3, 2010
Mark LeMenager answered:
As Sam says, try a different lender. That's what competition is all about. Good Luck.
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Thu Feb 4, 2010
Mark LeMenager answered:
As you say you want to live there a long time, so do a quality job. Sounds like you want to go outside the current walls for this. $75,000 to $100,000 probably isn't out of line. Enjoy! ... more
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Sun Jan 17, 2010
Mack McCoy answered:
Granite is nearly over, so you'd best be doing this for yourself.

Since you're doing this FOR yourself, you'd best not be doing this BY yourself. Bring a designer in there before you mess up the entire project. Some stone companies will rent you one for very little money. ... more
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Sun Nov 8, 2009
Ivita answered:
Hello Bryan,

Sorry to bother you, I have a question that you might have the answer.

How long it takes for the consultant to write up the estimates?

The seller want to close on Dec 30 and I accepted those terms on November 4,but the seller is delaying the process and didn't sign yet. Now Wells Fargo (the bank I'm using for my loan) is telling me that they need the signed contract and the repair estimates by this Friday November 13, or we couldn't close on Dec 30. I am so worried, I don't want to loose the house and of course can't loose $4000.00 deposit.

Any advice???


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Mon Oct 5, 2009
Andrew Zahn answered:
Would you consider a standing seam metal roof? I am installing one a home I am building right now. They are becoming very popular in South Florida and have more of a contemporary Key West or Bahama feel. In addition they are more energy efficient and tend to withstand hurricanes better. I know that there are tax credits available and credits from FPL. For more info read up on ... more
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Wed Jul 1, 2009
John Palmisano answered:
Skeeter, usually the insurance company makes a check out to you and the bank. The bank needs to endorse the check, so you can cash it for the repairs.
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Sat Apr 11, 2009
Hydrorace answered:
I just got quoted $1.00 per square foot to go on. And $1.00 per square foot to remove popcorn.
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