Its important to know how many homes are in your area, priced similarly to yours and how many homes are selling per month, assuming no new listings are being added to your market.
Then you will know how long it might be before you might be able to sell your home.... more
You meet with the building inspector at the city municipal building. You will fill out a form stating the costs of materials and labor, the plumber, electrician, etc. you plan to use, time frame for completion. The building inspector will issue you the permit that day and he will periodically check on the progress. Hope this is helpful to you.