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Remodel & Renovate in Broward County : Real Estate Advice

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Donnchadhcorp, Home Buyer in New York, NY
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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Donnchadhcorp, Home Buyer in New York, NY
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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Rick Stevens…, Home Owner in Scottsdale, AZ
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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Gene Petrino, Real Estate Pro in Pompano Beach, FL
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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Gene Petrino, Real Estate Pro in Pompano Beach, FL
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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Jeffrey Jaco…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
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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Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
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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Gary and Kar…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Wed Feb 4, 2015
Gary and Karina Youngman answered:
Great question -

We all have the need for this from time to time!

Not just Palm Beach - but all over South Florida

Thanks for all the answers...

25 year "full time" South Florida resident
I know the area - I understand the market.

Gary 561.306.7653
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
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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Dominick Nap…, Real Estate Pro in Davie, FL
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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Joseph J. Mi…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Springs, FL
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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John Bourassa,  in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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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Erika Hinton, Real Estate Pro in Pembroke Pines, FL
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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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
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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Erika Hinton, Real Estate Pro in Pembroke Pines, FL
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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Tchaka Owen, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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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Catherine Kim…, Real Estate Pro in Hallandale, FL
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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Sgt.dillingh…, Home Owner in 33023
Mon Jan 17, 2011
Sgt.dillingham Dillingham answered:
The cost of half bath. approx what would it cost???
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