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Remodel & Renovate in Nevada : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Mar 30, 2017
Charles Wallace answered:
How much will it cost to build a house in Las vegas
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Thu Aug 18, 2016
Sdtms18 answered:
Blue prints for home owner for 5353 Clydesdale st. Las Vegas , Nevada 89119
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Tue Jul 26, 2016
Joe Borelli answered:
To handle the 203k repair work, it's best to work with a local contractor well versed in all the necessary aspects involved in finishing up your renovation. It's best to consult your lender for a list of contractors they recommend. It may also be the most suitable option as it allows for better coordination between all the parties.
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Wed Jul 13, 2016
Erika Bentley answered:
Yes! The counter-tops are totally separate from the cabinets and will lift right off. Depending on your style of cabinets, they might have to custom build something, which, can get expensive. ... more
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Thu Apr 28, 2016
Carl Demonbrun asked:
Need Someone willing to fix up property in North Pole , Alaska as I can physically be there . Stage Property for around - $500. RSVP-Thanks.
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Hi Mrs. Duncan,

I am not aware of any record keeping and or projections when it comes to home remodeling.

What I can tell you is between my business partner and myself we own thirty homes in the Las Vegas Valley and manage a few hundred.

I can simply provide our numbers when it comes to remodeling our investment properties.

When we buy a property we look at the rate of return. ROI. If we by a home for $200,000. we ideally like to make $18,000.00 gross annually. If we purchased the property three years ago and it continues to maintain a stable rate of return we then look at investing more money into the property. The money we would invest would go to remodeling the property. Things such as:

1. New cabinets
2. Granite Counters
3. New flooring
4. Upgraded landscape.

We would invest this money after three years from the date of purchase only if we had the following:

1. Three years of steady return
2. We knew that by investing in a remodel and or upgrade would increase our ROI. (Could we raise the rent).
3. We plan on selling the investment and we could profit off of the upgrades and or it would shorten the amount of time the property was on the market.

We would calculate the amount of money we invested as follows:

Average cost of granite for 120 linear feet is just under $3,000.00 By spending $3,000.00 on granite we could raise the rent $100.00 per month we would make the investment. This is if we intended to keep the property as an investment.

If we intended to sell the investment we would only invest and or improve the home if we could minimally recapture the cost of upgrades.

Sorry if I was long winded.

I hope my answer helps.

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Fri Nov 21, 2014
Eugene Dean answered:
I am not sure how to go about financing the installation. As for your other question, I do think it will add value to your home. Metal roofing is very durable, and buyers will find comfort in that. Personally, I think metal roofs are more attractive than shingles as well.
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Tue Jun 4, 2013
James Pinson answered:
I have no doubt it's possible, but It's all about the numbers. LV sales are HOT right now.
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Thu May 30, 2013
Dave Paul answered:
*****VERY IMPORTANT!!!******

It is the law, you can put solar panels on your home, and even though HOA's can be like that annoying pimple that won't go away... HOA's ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENFORCE PROHIBITING YOU FROM USING SOLAR ENERGY. If your HOA tried to stop you from installing solar panels on your home... they are breaking the law! Here is the Nevada Revised Statute, NRS 111.239 and a link to the NRS code verbatim straight of the Nevada Real Estate Division website.

NRS 111.239

Prohibition or restriction on use of system for obtaining solar energy on property.

1. Any covenant, restriction or condition contained in a deed, contract or other legal instrument which affects the transfer, sale or any other interest in real property that prohibits or unreasonably restricts the owner of the property from using a system for obtaining solar energy on his property is void and unenforceable.

2. For the purposes of this section, “unreasonably restricts the use of a system for obtaining solar energy” means placing a restriction or requirement on the use of such a system which significantly decreases the efficiency or performance of the system and does not allow for the use of an alternative system at a comparable cost and with comparable efficiency and performance.
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Thu May 23, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
I saw a program on TV last night that convinced me the streets are covered with money for those who simply buy, fix and resell real estate. IT"S ON TV! It has to be true!
The right answer to your questiong is very similar to "How easy is it to run 20 miles?"
I can do it. If you have not run 5 miles recently, it may be much more difficult, if not impossible for you to run 20 miles.
So the question that must be asked is what is the experience, knowledge, skillset, resources and budget of the speculator? There is a gigantic mountain of money to be made, unfortuneately, most of that money is pocketed by those selling the dream, NOT THE HOUSE.

Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Fri May 17, 2013
Matt Carter Group answered:
There are many variables but if you are looking for a rough estimate of adding foundation, frame, running electrical, and no new pitch to the roof you can expect $110/square foot. This is all very basic, not a lot of windows, plumbing, minimal electrical work, etc. The others who have posted are correct though, you should get three quotes from reputable contractors. Let me know how those quotes turn out. ... more
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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Michael,

Can you please share the listing and the changes that you'd like us to make by emailing They will be happy to make the edits!

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Tue Mar 20, 2012
Teresa Paszek answered:
I have a very good contractor, he does an excellent job. He did counter tops and flooring in many of my homes. Please send me a note and I will get his contact information to you.
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Sat Oct 2, 2010
Maria Morales answered:
Hi Ben,

Working for a homebuilder for the last 13 years and now handling the sales side, the responses below are pretty accurate. I would like to add that while yes, a homebuilder offers this item as an option it is due largely to the additional costs and engineering that are impounded with this item. When installing an access door to thje exterior of the home, there is additional work that needs to be done for the protection of the structure of the house. Normally where the placement of this door is installed there is what we call a Sheer Wall which helps the strength of the home structure and any change to that wall can cause a weakness, so there needs to be a revision to the design of that wall so that the integrity of the structure will stay intact.
I hope this information was helpful and if at any time I can be of any assistance to any questions relating to any real estate in general. please do not hesitate to contact me.

Maria L. Morales, Realtor
Keller William Realty Southern Nevada
(702) 286-2464
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Mon Nov 9, 2009
Mark Ingraffia answered:
anything that is your personal property. and leave everything that is permantly mounted that defines value to the house
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