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Sun Jun 5, 2016
Betty Dunbar answered:
Tue May 31, 2016
Spghttihead asked:
The existing house will need to be torn down.
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Thu May 26, 2016
Alisonsadler answered:
Hi there -
I have an empty lot where I am interested in adding an accessory building (large shed).
I will be using it as an artist studio. If it is built to residential code can it later be considered a residence if I wanted to add a bathroom etc..?
If it were to stay classified as an accessory building and outfitted with bathroom etc could it be mortgaged by a potential buyer in the future? In other words could the shed be considered as a residence if outfitted as such without the permit status altering?
Any clues out there?
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Thu May 26, 2016
rebecca brown answered:
Should I apply for first time buyer loan is fha or convent all better
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Wed May 25, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi,

It depends on a lot of factors. I would suggest contacting a local contractor or architect. Do you have one in mind already?

Kind regards,

Arpad
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Tue May 17, 2016
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Elainejulianaradcliffe, that is something that contractors may know but every city has it's own codes. You should inquire with the city planning and development department and they can advise you for a start. Are you paying cash for the extension or need financing?

If you utilized a 203k loan then there is a cost/coordinator that is required that will know the particulars of permits, etc. A cost/coordinator is not required with the streamline 203k with repairs between 5k-35k.

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Mon May 9, 2016
Ellievdavis55 answered:
I would suggest talking to the permit office and telling them your story. They should be able to tell you what needs to be done to make sure that you're on the right side of the law. Another way to go would be to talk to a professional and see what they would do for you. It might save you some time, especially if they need to get a permit, because they would be able to get the job done quickly and correctly the first time. http://glassunlimitedme.com/Window-Glass-Auto-Glass-Wells-ME.html ... more
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Wed May 4, 2016
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Mordruu, you will have to pull permits to rebuild it and will have to go thru the city planning dept for city rules and regulations. You can use the 203k loan to do the work from a minimum 580 fico score.

The streamline 203k is from 5k up to 35k in repairs and you will have a cost/material estimator to work with the 203k loan.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify and go over your options. Here are some links to study about me as well as web reference links to many loan programs...

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Sun May 1, 2016
Don Hester answered:
Jerry,

This will depend on your plumbing code and most likely is perfectly fine as long as there is a proper main plumbing vent to the exterior of the home on a Vent system. This is a very common installation today and accepted by most municipalities.

Now one question is it a true AAV or a mechanical vent? Mechanical vents (like used on manufactured homes) are not allowed.
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Tue Apr 26, 2016
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Sat Apr 23, 2016
Sam Shueh answered:
If you had only 1 before it pays. But if you have 3 already
the return is smaller.

For your 100 sf it will make a difference again it depends on the original size of home & zip code.

Sam Shueh
Realty One Group
Campbell, CA
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Tue Apr 12, 2016
Arun B asked:
I am not looking for the mobile plastic one.. I am planning to add one shower and toilet into my garage
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Fri Mar 25, 2016
James.grey2492 answered:
Hi, I recommend you HCSE which is the well known company in CA. This company gives the expert solutions and satisfied response. To hire their services and get more info you can visit their website: hcseonline.com ... more
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Mon Mar 14, 2016
LAhomebuyer asked:
for someone reasonable who does good work? I don't know of any friends who have hired anyone good. Any suggestions for a first timer working with an architect?

Thank you!
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Sun Mar 13, 2016
Brian Silverman answered:
Not sure..will have to check with town laws.
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Fri Mar 11, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Julia,

What type of exterior material are you looking into? Finding a good local contractor (or a few) to get bids form would be a good start. Please feel free to email me what you are looking to do on the outside, and I can see if I have any resources in the area.

Kind regards,

Arpad
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