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Remodel & Renovate in Orlando : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 3, 2016
Mark LeMenager answered:
Google "Florida Landlord Tenant Act" and you'll be able to review your rights.
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Fri May 27, 2016
Kathy answered:
Are you kidding me?! They cannot request you to vacate the condo or that you have to have minimal furniture in your home. Unless, they pay for your extra furniture to be moved, placed in a store unit, moved back at their expense, AND pay for your stay in a "comparable home" for those 2 weeks (also paying the deposits & fees). It is obvious they won't do this and they are overstepping their bounds of being an owner. It is NOT in the lease they were going to do this nor do you have to. An owner who fixes up the property by painting etc., is a great thing....but I fear they are preparing your condo for another tenant at a higher rent and/or a family member to move in.....depending on where you are in your lease, prepare to start off with a unreasonable owner who will not be angry you won't comply...Also, they cannot "end' your lease for non compliance, since they are not fixing something that could damage their home (ie; water leak, mold, electrical issues, HOA request for safety issues)...You have the power to say NO and say NO...do NOT fold under threats or imtimindation. Prepare to have your lease NOT renewed so keep that in mind....You have your lease and law on your side. Make sure you keep all emails, texts, messages from these new owners and let them know via the same that you wont comply with these demands unless they pay for it (and they won't). You explain it is not cost effective and will disrupt your home. So in addition to them paying for your move and storage, how about your 'inconvenience'....so the ball is in your court and they will have to wait until you move to start their major renovations. Compromise is an option, but since the owners have not offered you any help financially, then they really expect you to comply without question....Good luck and keep us posted ... more
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Tue Apr 12, 2016
Mark LeMenager answered:
I watch them too sometimes. Good fun. Real estate agents don't remodel. You want a contractor who does them. There are lots in the Orlando area. Google Home renovation Orlando and you'll find plenty. Check their references. ... more
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Sat Sep 19, 2015
Mark LeMenager answered:
Bad idea. The 2nd tub is for washing the kids. Put the wow shower in the master.
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Fri May 1, 2015
Kelsey Compars answered:
It sounds like that is an average sized home and not very big. If you want to figure out the most accurate information for pricing then I would recommend looking for contractors. Once you have found a few they can quote you for it. http://www.blasenhauerhvac.com/air_conditioning_installation.html ... more
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Mon Mar 30, 2015
Caleb Hart answered:
What kind of renovations are you planning on doing? I'm curious because there are a lot things that I would like to renovate. My friend has a house that is a little old too. He says that he wants me to come over and do some work. http://www.vickershomeimprovements.net.au ... more
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
Mark LeMenager answered:
You have posted your question in Orlando, Florida. If you want an answer from local agents you need to go back an post it in your area. Good luck.
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Tue May 14, 2013
Vincent Paige, P.A . answered:
Heritage Propane has a very good reputation, check them out.

Vincent Warren Paige, Jr.
REALTOR® | RE/MAX Showcase
Certified Broker Price Opinion Registered Agent (BPOR)
8934 Conroy Windermere Road | Orlando, FL 32835
Direct: 407.256.8190 | Fax: 407.264.8073
E-mail:vince@thepremiumproperties.com
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Richard Tressler answered:
Hi Marilyn,

Some items for consideration --
1. Insurance costs for old vs. new
2. The amount of rehab --- would it require the home to come up to current codes
3. Is there a charm factor worth saving

I am a license contractor and realtor. I would enjoy spending time with you review the pros/cons of tear down/remodel.

Rick Tressler
TCAT Realty
TCAT Construction
407-421-3002
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Mon Aug 22, 2011
Ken Artigas answered:
Property appraiser site. orange county will give you the name. If it's under a company name after the go to sunbiz.org which will tell you the owners name of the co. . After you get the name, reverse 411 will give you a phone number. ... more
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Tue Sep 14, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Dave's right. The question's been asked and answered hundreds (if not thousands) of times. I've answered it a couple hundred times.

A few suggestions: Contact Building Service Contractors Association International: http://www.bscai.org. They're the national organization representing cleaning and janitorial firms.

Also, here's a link to an e-book on the subject: http://bit.ly/Cleanout1

And finally a suggestion: Locate a company. Work for them for 6 months. Find out how it really operates and whether that's what you want to do. If so, then go off and start your own business.

Hope that helps.
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Tue Jan 19, 2010
Risch Conartists answered:
Mark I did answer the question. My contractors are kept busy with reo work each week. However each bank is different and trying to answer Danny's question REO work is done on a regular basis, because he bid the job does that mean he will get it no, but just because it's an REO that doesnt mean he wont get the job. The bank normally requests 2-3 bids and might ask the agent for feedback when choosing. ... more
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Mon Sep 21, 2009
Mark LeMenager answered:
Hi Bonchien

For insurance, agents in the area seem to be using about $80 to $100 for replacement after say a fire or other major damage. Actual construction costs in the area can�39;t be more than $30 to $50 as these are mostly pretty basic houses.

Hope that helps,
Mark LeMenager
Weichert, Realtors - Hallmark Properties
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