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Remodel & Renovate in New Mexico : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Mar 31, 2015
Gerald Vonberger answered:
I think the costs for materials will probably be very similar across the board. Where you're going to run into cost differences is with labor. You'll want to get a few quotes to introduce some competition to get the best price. It also will depend on how much work it will take to strip your existing roof and properly install the metal one. In any case, I think it's a good move. They're able to make metal roofing look really good these days. ... more
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Thu Jan 15, 2015
Caleb Hart answered:
I think that you can talk to your neighbors about roofers. I feel that word of mouth is the best way to find a roofer or any professional. If the roofer did a bad job, the customer will tell you exactly why. That's a reliable way to find out. ... more
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Wed Sep 17, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
Question posted May 2009

Bryan has no profile, no sales, no indicated participation since 2009.
I think Bryan has left the building.

Guy's response is exceptional.
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Sun Oct 6, 2013
Gil Ortiz JR answered:
That is a bit of a trick question, because remodels are tricky because of unknown factors such as structural damage, mold, extensiveness of reworking electrical and plumbing, meeting code and of course the level of cost and quality of upgrades. The best thing to do is pick your options on the upgrades and get three bids.I had a client that planned for a conservative residential remodel at $25,000 and it stopped at $40,000. Get a reputable contractor and sub-contractors to help reduce the risks and costs. ... more
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
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Tue Apr 3, 2012
Chris Nyman Weller answered:
OMG, it always takes longer than usual - but that is WAY too long! One can build a whole house in less time. A major remodel should never take more than 9 months - and 3-6 is the usual span. You should not let this joker ruin your life. Even if it's more expensive consider firing your contractor and hiring a new one. I love Vincent Urioste. Call me and Ill give you his number. Mine is (505) 440-6293.

PS To anyone who is no experienced with home renovations: NEVER pay your contractor more than a 30% deposit up front! Never, Never, Never. Large jobs may be 20% up front and 20% every 2-3 weeks and/or at certain prescribed accomplishment intervals.
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Thu Nov 18, 2010
Robert asked:
I am the owner of a contracting company in Albuquerque and am interested in doing work on foreclosed and or bank owned homes
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Wed Aug 6, 2008
Elnina asked:
Back of a small, old house. Concrete slab ready. Two windows, one sliding door.
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