In what price range would it cost to renovate a 2,000-2,500 sq ft home?

Asked by Md, Philadelphia, PA Mon Apr 14, 2008

It is not much more than a shell but doesn't need any exterior work (ie. roof, walls, etc.)

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Houses1, Both Buyer And Seller, Philadelphia, PA
Thu Apr 17, 2008
If you are talking about a shell that requires new plumbing, electrial and HVAC and you are using a contractor, those 3 items alone can cost $50K to $60K. That's for moderate to high efficiency/dual zoned HVAC, 220 electrical service with a minimum of high hats installed. Add new kitchen (mid-level cabinets with granite countertops & mid-grade stainless steel pkg), windows, interior work (dry wall, carpentry, flooring), finishes, contractor overhead, architect, permits and trash management plus a 10% cushion for overruns and you can easily add another $70K-$80K. That's $120K- $160K total for a project in Grad Hosp, assuming you do the demo work and extras like decks aren't included. Hope this is helpful!
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James McWhor…, Agent, Long Beach, CA
Thu Apr 17, 2008
I would provide you a range of $100 - $200 per square foot. Depending on finishes and other factors. Talk to a licensed contractor and get several bids. Always ask for references and view the previous work quality.

Good Luck!!!
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Terrence Cha…, Home Owner, Allentown, PA
Mon Apr 14, 2008
This would greatly depend on what needs done and how "pricey" you're willing to go. A couple of years back, it would have been typical for a 2000 sq ft home to be able to be redone with about $50K. Assuming the wiring and plumbing was good for the most part.

I would expect for that price to be around $65K today. But who am I to know? There are many good contractors out there who I am sure could give you a free quote. Ask people at work, neighbors and friends to see if they could recommend anyone. After you found someone, get some referances to check out past work.

Unless, of course, you are wanting to get the job done yourself. You could save alot that way. But you'll be using your time and getting a lot of headaches for the money you save. But in the end, the satisfaction of getting something done on your own could be priceless.

Good luck!

Terrence Charest, e-Pro
Century 21 Associates
905 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Toll Free: 877.614.1494
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Ryan Hartman, , York, PA
Wed Apr 16, 2008
Where's the property? Areas like University City or Fishtown, maybe 70-120k if you don't want to over improve. Rittenhouse Square-- You might spend 300-500k to keep up with the neighbors.
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