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Remodel & Renovate in Michigan : Real Estate Advice

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HG, Home Buyer in Center Line, MI
Mon Dec 5, 2016
HG asked:
Hello~ We plan on buying a home in Alger Heights/Fulton Heights/Midtown area within the next 6 months. We will likely stay here for 10-12 years. Based on what we've seen, we would like to…
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Saraviamainor, Home Buyer in Detroit, MI
Thu Aug 25, 2016
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Ppkbradley, Home Buyer in Clinton Township, MI
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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Juliarenay, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
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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Veronicamark…, Home Buyer in Houston, TX
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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Jan Benger, Both Buyer and Seller in Kalamazoo, MI
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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Whiteshining…, Home Buyer in Port Huron, MI
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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Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Southfield, MI
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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garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
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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garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
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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Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
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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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Fri Apr 4, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Ask people you may know for referrals, perhaps check your local Chamber of Commerce...
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Oostixz, Home Buyer in Columbus, OH
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Oostixz answered:
Also this is in dearborn heights mi not ohio, took the information wrong and will not allow me to change
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Bertina Benn…, Renter in 49058
Wed Feb 5, 2014
Bertina Bennett answered:
I think it cost about little over $3000.00...
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Southwest Mi…, Home Owner in 23089
Tue Feb 4, 2014
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Ashley Hamil…, Real Estate Pro in Detroit, MI
Tue Jan 14, 2014
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Ben Hendricks, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Thu Jan 9, 2014
Ben Hendricks answered:
I have also used Superior glass Block. You can reach them at 734-354-9270. Ask for John or Mike
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