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Remodel & Renovate in Pennsylvania : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Feb 17, 2017
Amy Boulden asked:
I plan to try and sell within the next three years and now am in the process of updating rooms in the house.
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Tue Dec 6, 2016
Geminivalley asked:
I know to contact City Alderman.... however, what else or steps may be involved
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Tue Oct 4, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Thu Jul 14, 2016
Phil Katz answered:
Hi there - check our website out. We can help you answer this and walk you through the process with a free consultation. Would be valuable whether or not you go with us. ... more
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Sat Jun 4, 2016
Michellegrim03 asked:
Looking for a 203k contractor to do some remodeling on a house in West Lawn (near Reading Pa). Any takers??? Send me your number and I'll call
you to set up an appointment for a quote.
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Tue Apr 12, 2016
Laraannellinger asked:
My husband and I recently moved to Philadelphia and have started to look at houses. We're looking for an older home. Most of these obviously either need a lot of work or have already been…
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Sat Mar 5, 2016
Matt asked:
Looking for Minority contractor in the Philadelphia area, to do major construction and renovation. Be prepared with references, licenses and insurance
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Thu Jan 7, 2016
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
I feel if you are going to spend the money to remodel something do it the way you want and like. Here in california we don't have the 3/4 rule. It's either half or full. You want the house to be sellable of course so as long as you aren't doing anything that is too unique I think the large 2 person shower is an attractive addition to your vacation home master. Like Scott mentioned as long as there is another bathtub in the house you will be fine for resale. Worrying about the 1 3/4 or 2 bath wording seems silly to me for resale but it's not my area. Making the bath look great will make it sell, not how it's worded. ... more
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Tue Nov 3, 2015
Rich answered:
We are looking to make our first floor living room larger by about 17x 7 and build a mudroom that is about 6x10. What should i expect for sqft to pay in the harrisburg pa area?
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Mon Jun 15, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
I don't think it will be a big hit to your resale value unless the cabinets aren't good. I don't think you'd have to disclose where you got the cabinets to any buyers in the future, and even if you did, if the cabinets are good, then it shouldn't be too big of a deal at all. I would suggest trusting your contractor because she is the professional. If you don't like the idea though, you can always say you want something different. you're the one who is going to have to live with it.
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Wed May 6, 2015
garypuntman answered:
It seems like the electrical work of a home can get kind of pricey. If you need all of the electricity installed, then it can be a lot. The best thing to do is find a contractor to give you an estimate of the cost and then compare it with other businesses. ... more
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Wed May 6, 2015
garypuntman answered:
I need to find a good contractor as well. I'll have to look into some of the ones that were suggested. I don't want to just hire anyone when it comes to this work. It needs to be done correctly. ... more
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Gary Swank answered:
You must consider the cost versus the return on investment. Most buyers look for
energy efficiency in any home they tour. New windows imply value to a buyer. Old
windows appear as yet another cost of ownership that a buyer may not want to take on.
In my opinion, your best option is to take your time and replace the windows as you can.
Storm windows are very outdated and you probably won't recoup your investment.
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Sat Feb 21, 2015
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Sun Feb 1, 2015
Julie Kimmel answered:
I think it depends on the area, property, and demographic. It is possible to OVER-IMPROVE a property to the point where you are putting money in past the point of where you will see an additional return.

Based on the fact that it is "up and coming" and it is a small investment property, below is what some of my clients have done in similar situations. When I showed the property to potential tenants they all said "they love the wood floors".

If your floor is flat and level, there are peel and stick vinyl tiles that look like wood. The other upside of these is installation is very easy so you can save a lot on that cost. You can also peel up one or two tiles that is damaged in between tenants and seamlessly replace it. Saving money on the cost of tenant turnover. They said the flooring only cost them $0.68/sqft.
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Sun Jan 18, 2015 asked:
We are offering our services for your renovation project . If you have any questions or are looking for a contractor in albrightsville area please feel free to visit our website www.dis…
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