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Remodel & Renovate in San Ramon : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Mar 31, 2017
csrajuse asked:
Looking for building a 2nd floor, 1500 sq feet appx. I did ask someone from homeadvisor to come by and he said it is a 500k to 1 million. Sounds too expensive when you can buy a new house…
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Tue Nov 22, 2016
Lewis Mahle answered:
Go for repairing your pool and make sure you install a glass fence around your pool which will provide safety to your kids and it will also add value to your home.
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Sun May 1, 2016
Don Hester answered:
Jerry,

This will depend on your plumbing code and most likely is perfectly fine as long as there is a proper main plumbing vent to the exterior of the home on a Vent system. This is a very common installation today and accepted by most municipalities.

Now one question is it a true AAV or a mechanical vent? Mechanical vents (like used on manufactured homes) are not allowed.
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Tue May 19, 2009
Doug Buenz & The 680 Group answered:
Gdn Bear -

Pools can run from $40,000 up in general. Like anything, you can spend a minimum amount for a basic pool, or add things like spas, water features, fiber optic lighting, slides, waterfalls, etc. Depending on your price range, you might be better off finding a house with a pool already in it. It is usually less expensive.

Also, the question always comes up about whether pools add value to a house. Here is some information on that subject http://www.680homes.com/blog/2007/11/27/do-pools-add-value-to-a-home/

Good luck!

Doug Buenz
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Sun Aug 10, 2008
Johnny Huang, MBA answered:
Ask a licensed contractor (a few of them), get an idea of the materials your home requires to rebuild. How's the quality of the construction...are you using high quality materials or normal grade? What are the labor costs in the area? Depending on alot of factors, you're looking at $150-$350 per sqft.

The insurance company will use what they call Marshall and Swift calculations http://www.marshallswift.com which is their basis for construction costs.

Again, get with someone that is familiar with construction costs and rebuilding and match it with the insurance company.
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