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Remodel & Renovate in San Bernardino County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 8, 2016
Don435anderson asked:
having inspection done as we go. do we have the right to fix it. how could we be arrested for trespassing. the owner sent us there to work
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Sat Jun 18, 2016
Jcapex asked:
how much a garage 660 s.f. conversion would cost into an one bedroom unit with a small kitchen, a bath and living room in San Bernardino county?
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Wed Mar 11, 2015
Michael Lombardi asked:
Fri Jul 5, 2013
Monica Hammond answered:
Hi Jimmy,

The cost of construction will vary with the extent of construction. The size of the room, the amenities included, etc. It also depends on whether you are hiring a contractor, or completing yourself. Let me know, and I would be happy to assist any way I can! I know several reputable contractors who I can recommend.


Monica Hammond
Century 21 Les Ryan Realty
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
Did you check to see if permits were ever pulled but final inspection never called for? I'd start with the building dept and do a permit search. If none was ever pulled then I would request an "AS BUILT" permit which most building jurisdictions will usually grant after performing a pre inspection to see that what has been done was done to code.

If it wasn't then the inspector will leave you with a list of correnctions but you should still be able to pull the necessary permit to complete the project and you will have to satisfy all the corrections before the inspector will final. Hope this helps.
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Tue May 15, 2012
Ruthann Barshop answered:
You indicate that you "paid a large amount to have the house inspected for lead base paint" but you do not indicate whether the report found lead based paint or not. It would be very difficult to answer this question without knowing all the details of the purchase. For example - if it did have lead based paint, did you sign off on the report. Did you sign any 'as is' releases when you purchased the home.
My suggestion is for you to contact your agent and have him/her go over your purchase with you and he/she would be in a much better position - having all the facts - to answer any of your concerns.
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
Robert Chomentowski answered:
You can remodel a kitchen for as little as $5k-$6k (counters, cabinets,sink, appliances) depending on what you want. I know a lot of house flippers in my local area that are pros at this doing 50+ home fix/flips a year and they do smaller kitchens for $5k. I just had nice new granite counters and a new stainless steel double sink+stylish looking faucet put in a condo rental I own for a total of $1,900 which included everything (demo, materials, labor, installation). And this condo had a lot of counter space too. ... more
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
Garrigus Real Estate answered:
The definition of a PUD is "Planned Unit Development". A condo can be considered the same thing.
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Tue Jan 4, 2011
Brad Freeman answered:
Are you certain you want to hassle with replacing the roof under the current circumstances and from such a long distance? It is not a hard and fast rule that you have to replace it prior to selling, but you will have to make price concessions in order to get it sold in its current condition. In addition, your buyer pool with the roof in its current condition will likely be limited to cash investors and buyers that are willing to obtain a "rehab" loan. Whether or not to fix the roof prior to sale has mostly to do with how quickly you need to sell and how you feel about dealing with the repairs during this difficult time. All the best to you... ... more
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Sun Oct 24, 2010
Terri Vellios answered:
You should talk with a pool installer. The type of pool, in ground, vinyl, size , heating, soil, slope, access, permits, etc. will make a big difference in the cost.
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Sat Dec 19, 2009
Deborah Madey answered:
The best source of that info would be the listing agent and the seller. If an offer were made, of course, the party making the offer would know. If I wanted to know that info, I would call the listing agent. ... more
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Sat Apr 18, 2009
Dot Chance answered:
You need to consult a home inspector when you make your offer
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