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Remodel & Renovate in Maricopa County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Dec 1, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Most banks hire asset management companies, some which have their own preservation companies but most who then hire national preservation companies. You need to sign up with those companies, upload your license and insurance to start getting assignments to bid on work ... more
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Sun Oct 29, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I'm not clear what you are asking. If you need a loan then I would suggest that you contact a lender and obtain your loan. If there's a property that you are interested in I would suggest that you contact a local realtor to assist you. ... more
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Thu Sep 21, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
You'd do best to get a few bids from contractors. If by chance a neighbor has the type of setup you want, ask them for a referral.
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Fri Aug 18, 2017
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Thu Jun 22, 2017
Brian Spires asked:
I've been in cont for 35 yrs in valley have ref and all tools
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Wed Jun 21, 2017
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Tue Sep 13, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Start by looking for recommendations from family, friends, co-workers, etc. You might also consider other sources such as Yelp, Angie's List, or a local hardware store to find local professionals. Of course you have to know what you want and who you need for job. Once you have names and "before" you schedule estimates, visit the Arizona Registrar of Contractors website to make sure the person/company is licensed, bonded, and in good standing.

The link for Contractor Inquiry is:

Good luck with your project!
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Thu Aug 18, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Since codes and requirements change, I suggest contacting the City of Phoenix for an answer to your question. I you will use a contractor for renovations, it is likely they can answer your question. Obviously from a safety perspective (for either use,) it would make good sense to add secondary egress - required or not. ... more
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Tue Jul 26, 2016
Joe Borelli answered:
The major draw back when opting for 203K financing is finding a contractor who can comply with the qualifications required by FHA and who is willing to work under FHA payment terms. As the 203k guidelines are complicated to meet, work with a local FHA approved lender with experience in funding 203K loans for renovation of residential properties in your area. Call one of the 203K experts mentioned below to get references for contractors in Arizona:
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Thu Jun 30, 2016
[Continued from the post immediately below this, read there then finish here. This will later be consolidated into a blog post]

In my area, many people are buying homes that were built in the 50's that had a lot of wasted space above the garage. They're buying or refinancing and adding additions above the garage. Typically though, a garage's foundation isn't poured to withstand the weight of cars+an addition on top of it so the garage foundation needs to be partially dug out and new concrete must be poured that can withstand a much higher weight per square inch. After that's done, they build the addition and walla, you have a new bedroom!

If you're an investor looking to do some rehabbing, there is a product just like the 203k that investors can use as well or you can use to renovate a second home, say a vacation home by the lake or in the mountains, etc. This post is already extremely long so I'll leave that discussion for a blog or another post. Feel free to check out other posts about rehab financing in my past blogs.

After all this typing, I may turn this into a blog post, don't be surprised if you see me re-post it. :)

If you need additional help, you can contact me by clicking on my picture/profile.
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Wed Mar 30, 2016
diana answered:
Congratulations on your future purchase. As a real estate broker and Interior Designer, I work with General Contractors (GC) on a regular basis and would strongly recommend a GC walking the prospective property with you and working up some numbers. GC's are knowledgeable on HOA regs, city requirements, and a vast amount of additional information that is invaluable throughout the remodeling/renovation process. Cheers to a successful remodel! ... more
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Mon Mar 7, 2016
John mith answered:
you can read about costs and related overhead doors information here
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Thu May 28, 2015
garypuntman answered:
I'm not sure of any. I need to find a plumber myself. Did you end up finding someone to hire? I'm looking for someone with good prices and who will be available to get the job done as soon as possible. ... more
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Wed May 6, 2015
Caleb Hart answered:
Have you spoken with any contractors about this? That would probably be the best thing to do. There are a lot of things that they know about tile that we don't. Hopefully you can get some questions answered and make a decision. Flooring can be your best friend, or your worst enemy. ... more
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Wed Mar 4, 2015
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
Eileen Harris answered:
The cost will depend on what finishes you want to add as well as the square footage. Find a reputable contractor and they will be able to give you an estimate. Be sure to provide them with the finishes you want in order to get a more accurate estimate. Remember, since you are in the historic district, you may have some specific restrictions regarding additions. ... more
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Wed Jan 7, 2015
Kelsey Compars answered:
I have some friends that had graffiti on their home not too long ago. They tried a lot of different things to get it off but never could get it all. I think they ended up hiring a service to come take care of it for them. ... more
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Fri Oct 10, 2014
Sharon Felton answered:
Your HOA probaby has meetings every month or so. Attend one of the meetings and make sure that there are no rules or restrictions that might impede your planned project. Good luck.
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Wed Jul 23, 2014
Jennie Miller PLLC answered:
We do live in the desert and it is possible that you can have a scorpion, snake, etc in the home.
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