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Remodel & Renovate in Denver : Real Estate Advice

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Dgmpeople answered:
I think better will be to use hardwood floors for your bedroom. Or else go for laminate flooring. Search wood flooring Utah or nearby your location & have the best one to decorate your home. Check - ... more
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Wed Oct 17, 2018
Colin Xu answered:
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
Tatumlea answered:
Since many retail & commercial buildings require additional finishing like insulation or facade customization, the cost may rise to $30 or $40 per square foot (SF). - See more at: ... more
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Mon Jun 13, 2016
Bamanweiler asked:
I'm wanting to buy part of my Limited Common Element (Deck) from my HOA to enclose and expand my bedroom. I'm trying to determine what a reasonable price would be.
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Sat Apr 23, 2016
Darrick Kizlyk answered:
Hi. You are very accurate about your options. Here are the steps I would take:

1. Sit down with an agent and see what your home in its current state would sell for. This will give you an idea of your equity in it.

2. Simultaneously, talk to contractors/architects about a potential redesign and complete scrape. See what the costs of that would be.

3. Compare the costs of the scrape with what your new home after the scrape would sell for. Does it make financial sense? Construction costs in metro Denver are very expensive as well because of the housing market and tight supply.

The math will help answer your question. As will evaluating whether you want to stay in that particular area, what type of new home you want to build, whether you can have the type of home you want in a similar neighborhood etc... and of course the hassles with scraping and building your own home which will take longer than selling and finding a new home (if you can find what you want).

I am happy to help you out with the first part and also with what your redesign would sell for so you can make some educated comparisons.

Thank you,

Darrick Kizlyk - Realtor
EXIT Realty Denver Tech Center
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Wed Dec 23, 2015
Cara asked:
Looking for bids to do renovation and addition to 1328 sq ft home on foundation. interested in 600 sq ft addition with unfinished basement under addition. In Weld county, zoned Ag, rural…
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Ann Hershfeldt answered:
David Cox is correct, only gas burning fire places and fire pits are allowed in the City and County of Denver due to health concerns related to the smoke from wood burning fires!

Ann Hershfeldt, Realtor
Your Castle Real Estate
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Thu Jun 27, 2013
Ron Rovtar answered:
I answered this question below. But, assuming one is replacing a furnace simply to obtain the advantages of today's high-efficiency systems, there is a less obvious factor to consider.

I'm told by experts that the high-efficiency units often have a shorter average lifespan of about 12 years because the heat exchangers are made of thinner metal (and the heat exchangers cannot be replaced). So homeowners may want to plan ahead.

If, for example, you make the upgrade when your youngest child is entering first grade, you may have to install another furnace at about the time that child leaves for college.

What a coincidence! This also may be when you start thinking of downsizing to a smaller home. As a result, you may be buying one furnace for yourself and a second one for the people you will sell to.

So, form a financial perspective, it might be good to wait until that youngest child is a little further along in elementary school.

Kind regards,
Ron Rovtar
Prudential Real Estate of the Rockies
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Fred Herman answered:
granite or formica???

hardwood floors or peel n stick tile??????

contact a local architect to discuss your planned construction. he/she will provide the best estimate.

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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Suet answered:
Many families do not fee comfortable with a bedroom down in the basement. Another option you may wish to consider is a home office. Being in the basement allows for fewer distractions, and a properly wired home office is a more affordable but desired option for many buyers. If you still wish to have it as a 4th bedroom, you may wish to do it as a home office, build a closet, and allow the realtor to list it as a guest room/office, staging it as an office but showing the bedroom potential with a day bed/chaise sleeper. A man cave is least likely to draw buyers attention. ... more
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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Bob Costello answered:
Yes, check with A-shed. Don't forget you probably want electrical...another permit.
We built a shed for $1,200-
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Mon Apr 18, 2011
Gregorio Denny answered:
Ticked Off,
Do yourself a favor and contact this person:

Nic Netherton
Mortgage Loan Officer
Cornerstone Mortgage Company
Fort Collins, CO 80525
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Mon Apr 18, 2011
Tracy Howard answered:
Hi, Jimmymac,

As are most of the other brokers on this site, I'm of the opinion that your son would be taking all the risk for getting paid anything on a deal like this. There is no guarantee in the fix/flip business. And the investor cannot expect a contractor to give a guarantee like that. If he is fronting any money for this bunch, he should have an ownership percentage, then his risk is tied to his investor's risk, and he doesn't take 100% of the risk.

During my real estate career, I've seen many types of scams by investors trying to reduce or nullify their risk, by transferring it to the broker, the contractor, the man in the moon.

It's been said by others on this forum -- get a real estate attorney before signing anything on a deal like this.

Best luck to your son,
Tracy Howard
Broker/Owner, Distressed Homeowner Headquarters
Denver, CO
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Tue Dec 14, 2010
Tim DiBerardino answered:
Hello Irene, I am also a licensed contractor here in Denver and built a few additions. There is a lot of good information below. The walk-up desk can be a great resource. A knowledgeable contractor will be your greatest asset. I would contact a builder that has done some additions in the City. Have them look at the property before you close. Zoning could be a potential road block. My argument to them would revolve around the fact that the neighbors have similar additions. They will have a hard time saying no if that is the case. I have actually found the Denver Building department easy to work with. ... more
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Thu Nov 18, 2010
Jannett Graham answered:
Hello Pam,
I would want to know more information but on the face of it, you do, indeed need to find an agent. You can work with more than one agent as long as you do not sign an exclusive agreement with that particular agency. If you are still looking and would like to talk to me, I would be happy to discuss in more detail other options that might be available to you especially as I am guessing that price is a major factor to you right now.

Jannett Graham
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Wed Jan 27, 2010
Connie Conner answered:
The next time, try: - this site list a bunch of service companies. Tell 2 or 3 of them that you want a bid quote on the job. Prices vary and so does job completion but now you have a way to givew them a review that others will see. It works and they don't play favorites (imo). Zippy... ... more
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Tue Jan 19, 2010
Timber Creek Construction answered:
I would call your building department and ask them exactly what they need to issue the CO.
They will usually provide you with a list, and this way you won't get the run around from your inspectors.
Here in CA every town I work in is different.
Some will sign it off early, others want the whole house complete.
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Tue Nov 17, 2009
Epic Remodeling And Restoration answered:
We are a local Remodeling and Renovation company that has performed over 200 bank loaned projects. Conventional, 203k, Streamline, FHA or VA loans have all been managed and completed through local lenders. Please let us know if you are interested and we can send you a long list of satisfied client and industry referrals.
We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Epic Remodeling and Restoration
Tim Jennings
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