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Remodel & Renovate in Michigan : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 22, 2017
Jjjdelisle asked:
I currently have a 3 bedroom one bath. Thinking of making it 2/2. I do have a full basement as well. Just can't decide if an en suite will hinder the resale to much to turn one of the…
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Fri May 12, 2017
Smithjoshua421 asked:
It has 8 windows, a barn style roof, board and batten siding, a 40 year shingle, one exterior door, one two car garage door, two offices up stairs, has to get all new electrical ran from…
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Thu Feb 23, 2017
Michelle Gordon answered:
Alger Heights is a great place - my son lives there - as long as your family members are licensed contractors you can finance the renovation and use them -
Huntington has a great conventional renovation program and several lenders have a FHA 203K. You may be able to get a home equity loan after you by the home but again it would have to appraise. - best wishes! ... more
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Wed Feb 15, 2017
Melissaanderson1502 asked:
We are looking to buy land/build home and be around $300K-$375K. Thinking $130/sq ft. We'd be moving from Colorado. We are thinking Grand Haven/Holland/South Haven area. Right now, its just…
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Wed Feb 15, 2017
Melissaanderson1502 asked:
We are looking to buy land/build home and be around $300K-$375K. Thinking $130/sq ft. We'd be moving from Colorado. We are thinking Grand Haven/Holland/potentially South Haven area. Right…
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Wed Feb 15, 2017
Melissaanderson1502 asked:
We are looking to buy land/build home and be around $300K-$375K. Thinking $130/sq ft. We'd be moving from Colorado. We are thinking Grand Haven/Holland/potentially South Haven area. Right…
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Thu Aug 25, 2016
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Sat May 14, 2016
Ppkbradley asked:
I've read many different things regarding this and can't get a clear answer. The basement will be below grade/completely below ground. I know a finished basement adds some value,…
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Mon Apr 4, 2016
Juliarenay asked:
I would prefer "good quality" materials that are not expensive for this project. Standard will do.
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Tue Sep 15, 2015
Veronicamarks18 answered:
I agree with previous commenters, it depends on the area and what is popular, but also what will last longer. Vinyl will definitely be more durable, so I would think that using it, even though it's more expensive upfront, will save you money in the long run if you are going to be in the home for a while. I would especially do the vinyl since it's a middle upper class home, because future buyers will be looking for higher quality materials.
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Thu Aug 20, 2015
Jan Benger asked:
I have a 3 bedroom 1 bath home I can take the third bedroom and make a 3 by 6 half bath In the third bedroom Which will make a good Jan at the size of 8 by 10Also on the backside of the…
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Wed May 13, 2015
Whiteshining Wind asked:
Windows leaking water, black mold was everywhere. Can not financially afford to fix. In need of hot water heater and furnace serviced.
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Tue May 12, 2015
Tony Grech answered:
Asbestos is very common in older houses and it's not cheap to remove. I'm surprised if you paid for a private inspection that the inspector wouldn't have made some note of it. The presence of asbestos itself is not a huge hazard if it's not peeling, flaking,etc, so it could be that at the time it didn't present a hazard so no mention was made.

Generally they just tell you to leave it alone unless you're going to get some professionals in to remediate it.

I wouldn't think you have any sort of recourse being that you've owned the house 14 years, but this would be a better question for an attorney. Good luck!
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Fri May 8, 2015
garypuntman answered:
I'm trying to find someone as well. I'll have to look into the ones that were suggested. Who did you end up getting? Were they able to complete all the repairs you needed? I have some major repairs I need done and I want to get someone who knows what they are doing. http://www.wmsadelaide.com.au/#!services/cuy0 ... more
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Thu May 7, 2015
garypuntman answered:
I think it might add a little bit of value. Regardless of whether or not it will add value, however, I think it's important to have them. You want to be safe and make sure your home is protected from rain. It might be an appeal to some home buyers. http://alakairaingutters.com/home ... more
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Wed Apr 8, 2015
Caleb Hart answered:
It sort of depends on what buyers like to see. Have you talked with any agents about what siding is attractive. Of course you want to replace your siding with a material that will be covered. Maybe you should ask around and see what other options you have. http://www.marshbuildingproducts.com/aluminum-siding.php ... more
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