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Gloria Laugh…, Real Estate Pro in PRINCETON, NJ
Gloria Laughton Allston answered:
Hello, We have a town house with 2 full bathroom and 1/2. We would like to replace one with stand up shower. would it hurt the value of the townhouse?
I just experienced a potential purchase discussion between the buyers that included this issue . The result was the condo was rejected because the master bedroom did not have a walk-in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 28, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 08873
G Alexander,  in New Jersey
G Alexander answered:
how much does is cost to add a bedroom with bath needing a foundation to a home in East Orange, NJ?
Without seeing the house i would say $60,000 +/-
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 9, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in East Orange
Francesca Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Manasquan, NJ
Francesca Patrizio answered:
is it legal for the township to issue a temporary certificate of occupancy after all the inspections and permits were passed and honered?
Potvin,

I work the Wall township area. Your questions is a little unclear. Please provide more info or contact me direct at address/phone number below and I will do my best to answe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 31, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Wall Township
Francesca Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Manasquan, NJ
Francesca Patrizio answered:
Are remodels of bathrooms really still adding value given the current market conditions?
Wow Jess,

You are quite serious about being the best that you can be. Kudos to you!

Keep in mind that any remodeling you do will NOT net you 100% return. The average return on t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 31, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Monmouth County
Janet Larsen, Real Estate Pro in Turnersville, NJ
Janet Larsen answered:
What is estimated cost of following addition in nj: basement 17 x 18.6, master br 17 x 12.6, m bathroom 8x8, wic 9x6,
I would suggest you contact a contractor. However, you will never get the value back for all of that work in selling your home. In this market, you can probably find a home that has e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 17, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 07076
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
i just bought a condo in JC. Does anyone know if I need a plumbing permit to remodel the bathroom without changing any pipes ie new vanity sink?
Only city can provide you those answers

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 19, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Jersey City
Diana Perez,  in Bernardsville, NJ
Diana Perez answered:
How much should a 950 sq ft addition cost in NJ? It is adding a master suite plus an office and 2nd bathroom, using decent quality fixtures.
Hi Jen,
It's best to get some estimates. There are many good contractors in our area that would be happy to help. Prices vary widely. Considering that you are adding 2 bathroom ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Feb 17, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Hunterdon County
Laura Gianno…, Real Estate Pro in Manahawkin, NJ
Laura Giannotta answered:
If we replace the jacuzzi tub in our master bath with our w/d, will we be increasing or decreasing the value of our house in the Phila. suburbs?
I'd suggest finding out with other homes in your neighborhood offer. You never want to change that up too much or go overboard with improvements that can't offset their cost . ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 12, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 07302
Helen Cocuzza, Real Estate Pro in BayHead, NJ
Helen Cocuzza answered:
I received a violation ticket for leaving out some construction debris on the curb (for pickup) and front yard. Any advice on how to handle?
If you can call the town hall or court house to find out the rules for first time offenses, if you dont get anywhere with that I would contact an attorney, the initial consultation is g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 7, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Jersey City
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
Is it a good time to buy now in the redevelopment zone? Is Union Ave, part of these changes?
If you have problems selling a property have you consider leasing OR lease purchase ?

Are you represented by a Realtor many times FSBO usually last longer on market than homes list ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 30, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Long Branch
Mary Petti, Real Estate Pro in Edison, NJ
Mary Petti answered:
can you get fined for putting in a new bathroom without a building permit?
Bucky,

Sort of....adding a bathroom with the requisite plumbing and electrical service needs permits, and inspections.

You may not be "found out" right away, but if you ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jan 4, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 07840
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Is it better to have a 4 bedroom home or a 3 bedroom with a master suite?
Hi there, agree with prior posters, in a general sense the demand for a four bedroom will exceed that of a 3 bedroom, BUT today's buyers sure do love a master suite with walk in cl ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jan 2, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in New Jersey
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
My renovation contractor went bankrupt before finishing job. Subs were not paid. What do I do? What is my risk?
Sorry to hear what has taken place. It all depends on your executed contract between you and general contractor.
Many more questions needs answers.

I would also check State sta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 23, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Monmouth County
** Jeremy Gr…,  in 07748
** Jeremy Gryvatz ** answered:
I'm interested in buying land to build a log home. Approvals are on place. I wanted to get an idea of cost of a 2500-3000 home.
Njjax.
I am assuming that you mean 2500-3000 square feet correct. Are you willing to explore other counties in NJ such as Monmouth and Ocean?

Thanks
Jeremy Gryvatz
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 22, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Mahwah
Murray Rober…, Real Estate Pro in Parsippany, NJ
Murray Robertson answered:
would anyone know the cost to have a freestanding 2 car garage built in Boonton township new jersey?
You have a number of things to consider when building a garage in Boonton Township, most noticably the zoning restrictions. I work with a number of architects who know the zoning insid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 5, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Morris County
Jerry Barker, Real Estate Pro in Atlantic City, NJ
Jerry Barker answered:
I am seeing more and more granite backsplashes - do buyers prefer this to tumbled marble tile backsplash?
We just put in a backsplash in our primary residence, and in my research it seemed as though glass was the most popular choice for backsplashes. I just wanted to make sure that the surf ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Nov 30, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in New Jersey
Stephanie Dr…,  in Pequannock, NJ
Stephanie Drag answered:
what is the code for the ceiling height of the first floor of a carriage house in Chester township?
Betty Ann,

I have a family member who is rebuilding a house in Chester. Through him I have learned about building codes in the town. I strongly recommend that if you have any questio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 29, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Morris County
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Looking for input on kitchen flooring preferences....
I just built our new home last year and we have 3 medium sized dogs. Our last house had hardwood floors but the dogs tend to scratch the glossy surface which we wanted to avoid this tim ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Nov 28, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in New Jersey
Laura Gianno…, Real Estate Pro in Manahawkin, NJ
Laura Giannotta answered:
Looking for input on buyer preferences when it comes to hardwood flooring choices....
I've found with most it's hardwood throughout....colors, that's more difficult. I suppose if you get quality floors they can always be refinished to the color desired.
... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Nov 28, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in New Jersey
Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
Joan Farrell answered:
Owner on West Ave, home is outdated ... any ideas on costs of tearing down and rebuilding? Home on track to a lame duck. What are permit reqs, etc...?
Hi Daniel,
The remodel vs. rebuild question is a tough one. If I have the right property, yours is in the Bay West single family zone on the north side of 21st St. Right now, the lan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 23, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Ocean City
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