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Remodel & Renovate in Los Gatos : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 21, 2013
Darren Wilford answered:
Step 1. Purchase the land using a qualified REALTOR that understands the local zoning ordinances and development process.
Step 2. Use an architect to design your home.
Step 3 Use a reputable contractor.

Steps 1-3 are usually best found by personal referral. If you have none call me for a selection of the best.

Construction are obtainable with a current mortgage. There is a significant cash in by you in order to qualify for a construction loan. You have to prove the home will be worth 25% more than construction costs upon completion. A qualified REALTOR can help you with that as well.

Patience is always required in development projects. I wish you the best.
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Sat Jun 1, 2013
Leili Mortaz answered:
have you completed your addition!? Please add 3 years of fighting with the Towns Planning commission for the town of Los Gatos as well!

We witnessed the hearing for a family held hostage by the Los Gatos Planning Commission who were refusing to approve/vote on their plan to add an 800 sqft to their home which was satisfying ALL the requirements. Shadowing, Noise, Height,..... you name it; they had met all the requirements but the planning commission decided to send it back to planning for more study!

God help you!
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