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Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team answered:
Basement waterproofing
Yes, waterproofing with a written transferrable guarantee is a good investment. Water creates moisture and possible mold issues that are eliminated with these systems.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 15, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Cambridge
Jason Hill, Other/Just Looking in Caraleigh-Fuller Hei...
Jason Hill answered:
Does Fiber Cement Shingle Siding negatively impact the home value?
I'm no expert, but I do feel that there is a positive connotation with wood siding as opposed to a synthetic material. If it is cost effective for you in your current status, I would re ... more
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Celine Sande…, Home Buyer in Walla Walla, WA
Celine Sanderson answered:
Do wooden replacement windows add significantly to resale value, or are premium vinyl replacements good enough?
Wow, Cambridgeport would be such a nice place to live, especially having a condo out there! If you're looking for ways to have green energy to not use as much energy on a daily basis, i ... more
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djennifer009, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
djennifer009 answered:
Seeking a referal for basement waterproofing
It sounds like you have two different projects going on. You should talk to a waterproofing company first to see what can be done with your basement. If you're having constant leakage, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Cambridge
Al Roppolo, Real Estate Pro in Brockton, MA
Al Roppolo answered:
I saw a waterproofed basement with vinyl on the floor and walls. Is this a good waterproofing technique? It
Bring in a water proofing expert who can give you a better idea of this technique as well as other techniques like various sealing solutions and french drains...etc
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 24, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Cambridge
John W Barre…, Real Estate Pro in North Falmouth, MA
John W Barrett answered:
On Cape Cod, does an addition of an expanded master bedroom with master bath and walk-in closet make good investment sense?
One of the things I am asked most by customers looking to buy a home is ;" Is there a first floor Master with a full bath, and a walk in closet on the first floor?"
It is not only impo ... more
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Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
Do you need a permit to sheetrock/ drywall over existing lathe and plaster walls in Somerville, MA?
I would talk to a person down at the city office about that. My father has also been needing to do some more plastering in his home. I'm pretty sure he doesn't need a permit for it thou ... more
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lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
Building a roof deck in Boston
Hi Brad, I have never built a deck in Boston, but I have in the Rochester area. In my experience you should get a few quotes from contractors, choose which one you want to have help you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 02128
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
Does adding solar panels and radiant floor heating add to resale value of a home in Sturbridge? Do buyers care for these "green/efficient"?
I think that for the most part, buyers really like more efficient options like solar panels and floor heating. I have a friend that is looking for homes, and really wants to get solar p ... more
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Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
Does a nice front fence add to the perceived value of a home? Add to the curb appeal? In your experience, does it actually increase the
I think that usually, a fence helps with the appeal of a home most of all. I have always thought that fences make homes look neater, especially a nice fence like a picket fence or a sim ... more
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Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
I already have 2.5 baths in a 3 bed house. Would finishing a 700 sq ft basement with a half bath increase the value added?
With this plan, I think that it would definitely increase the value. Then you would not only have a finished basement, but there would be bathroom facilities there to make it more conve ... more
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Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
Hardwood flooring 900 sqft condo
I've got a similar question. I have a hardwood floor right now in my kitchen and my wife hates it. She's been nagging me to look into getting different flooring. If I'm just replacing w ... more
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My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
My NC Homes Team answered:
Will building a deck add more value to my condo then it costs to build it? Is it worth the investment?
Probably not and you can't assume you may build a deck on a condo as you don't own the outside of the building. This is a project that will need the HOA's approval. In general I would s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 22, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in South Boston
John Dean, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
John Dean answered:
Building a roof deck in Boston/Back Bay
I like the way Gary thinks down below .. it could save you lots of money in the long run. You may be a bit shocked at the sticker price for the deck , permits and the crane to get the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 28, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 02116
James Cole, Real Estate Pro in Westwood, MA
James Cole answered:
Room in beacon hill, boston around 800/month , where can I find ?
Hello!

Craigslist and roomates.com are great sources for apt. shares.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 11, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 02111
Larry Lawfer, Real Estate Pro in Westwood, MA
Larry Lawfer answered:
Looking for for a few reputable builders (rough to finish) to talk to for a possible project for a client. They want to add a full second floor.
I would suggest Charles Bourque of The Charles Company. He is a great builder who does very nice work. cbbuild@gmail.com 781-760-7727, please let him know I suggested him.
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Backbay?, Other/Just Looking in Back Bay, Boston, MA
Backbay? answered:
How much does a roofdeck add to the value of a walkup condo in Back Bay?
Does anyone have a ballpark figure as to how much people typically offer to compensate the association for roof rights? How is it determined?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 13, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Back Bay
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
I am interested in buying a house which needs leveling, does need of leveling means bad foundation?
That is a question for an engineer.

I would contact a local real estate professional to help with this answer and to save time and money.
(Not me, I'm on the Cape, but I can help yo ... more
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Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
I have a 955 square foot property on .92 acres that is family owned. We want to take down the original home and put up a 2200 square foot home.
The town assessors office will be able to help.

And,I would contact a local real estate professional to save time and money.


(Please note: when you choose an answer as a Best An ... more
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