what are the guideline if you want to extend one car garage to two in shrewsbury,ma?

Asked by R, 01545 Sun Feb 13, 2011

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Dayle Doherty, , Chelmsford, MA
Tue Feb 15, 2011
Hi R,

If you wanted to obtain financing for this project you may want to consider refinancing into a 203k loan. It's an excellent loan product that builds $35,000 for improvements into the loan ($8,000 more for energy efficient upgrades). Rates for 203k came in at 4.75% today for qualified buyers. I specialize in this loan at Phoenix Mortgage Corporation, and I'd be happy to give you more information if you'd like! Feel free to call me at 978-944-6671 or send me an e-mail at dayle@phoenixmortgage.biz

Hope I can help!
Dayle
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Ken Lambert, , Exeter, NH
Tue Feb 15, 2011
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Hi R- Shouldn't be much of an issue with the town, assuming you have the correct setbacks after the new addition (sides/rear/front). Might cost you $250 in town building permits and then of course the cost itself of the extension itself.
Some towns don't allow a 3-car garage in some areas/ districts. But I don't know of any that limit a house to 1 garage space.
If you need any further help, please let me know. Thanks,
Ken L.
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hi thanks for the answer but our home come in clustered zone so we have 10 feet to extend. is it sufficient. also the town office asked me to hire a local surveyer. any help in that matter?
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Carol Kalil-…, , Shrewsbury, MA
Sun Feb 13, 2011
I would call or email the head of building and permits, Patty, she is very helpful and will answer you or just take a ride over there and talk to her
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Sun Feb 13, 2011
For accurate information, check with your local town's building department, accurate information prevents any future problems.
http://www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/department/division.php?fDD=11-23
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