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Remodel & Renovate in Sarasota County : Real Estate Advice

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Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Fri Nov 18, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
It will vary, depending on a lot of factors. Try contacting a couple of local builders to get a better idea of price/sq ft for your specific requirements.
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Wkelliher, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Sun Oct 16, 2016
Wkelliher asked:
Approximately 400 square feet containing library, bedroom and bathroom
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Albiecardew, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Mon Jun 22, 2015
Albiecardew answered:
The average cost for a home that size would be around $10,000, but there may be other factors that could increase the price, such as damages to the house that could be a risk. I would suggest contacting a demolition contractor to get a quote. Also, be sure to get several quotes so you can get the best price possible. ... more
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lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
Mon Apr 13, 2015
lewisremington19 answered:
If you are removing drywall then you should be able to do wet-spray insulation without much difficulty, but if you're not then you might want to go with a different option. You don't want to cause any damage to your walls if you're not replacing them. Renovation should be as quick as possible, and you don't want to back up the progress.
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Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Fri Nov 7, 2014
Tammy Hayes answered:
Hire a licensed contractor to do the work.
You can search on the Florida web site at:
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Gladys Carra…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Wed Oct 15, 2014
Gladys Carrasco answered:
Painting a room a lighter color makes it more reflective to light, and don't forget to clear the clutter.
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Jason Painter, Real Estate Pro in Englewood, FL
Thu Oct 31, 2013
Jason Painter answered:
I will break the mold here and actually give you some useful information. I flip properties in addition to selling real estate. My go to guy for cabinets currently is I have not found anyone recently that can beat his prices. I originally found him on craigslist interestingly enough. As for Don Beck. Good luck! ... more
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Ruth Babel, Real Estate Pro in Riverview, FL
Thu Sep 12, 2013
Ruth Babel answered:
Hello. I have used them in long large bedrooms to divide space. They have served there purpose and did work. But keep in mind, they are not fixed and can move and may be safety issues depending on the age of people living in the house. Before we sold the house and relocated, we changed it back to the original state. However I have never used them for common living areas. In those areas I have made defined areas with furniture, carpets or a combination.
I hope this helps and if you need to ask more questions, please feel free to contact me at 813-545-5711.
Ruth - Keller Williams
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Kent Ellerme…,  in Sarasota, FL
Sun Feb 3, 2013
Kent Ellermets answered:
Welcome to sunny Florida. If you are on the key, you will find that your costs will be more than on the main land. Your building materials selected should obviously match the current home, permits and code compliance is a must. I was a general contractor for years prior to getting into Real Estate. It was always our goal to carefully match the new construction to the existing, that way the materials blend and the addition doesn't stand alone. You are in a high wind load zone and need a professional contractor to do the job. The cheapest is usually not the best. Be sure to hire a pro. If you buy quality and maintain it, you will be happy for years to come. I would be happy to suggest several reputable builders. Visit our website.

Please, note that I am no longer a builder or inspector, but love selling Real Estate. - on the main page look for our preferred vendors. I have others that I would suggest for the islands.

Best Regards,

Kent Ellermets, Realtor
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Radinka Ilsi…, Real Estate Pro in Lakewood Ranch, FL
Sat Oct 22, 2011
Radinka Ilsink answered:
There are loads of great rentals in Venice! You can either do a search at your own leisure here:

Or send me an email and I'll do a custom search for you and send you the matching listings. ... more
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Jannis Vann,  in 30188
Sat Oct 15, 2011
Jannis Vann answered:
I did not read all of your responses, so this may be a duplication. I suggest enclosing the room while removing the wall between the new space and the existing space if this is possible. You will be incorporating the new space to enlarge the adjoining space preventing you from loosing the view. Depends on where the patio is located in relation to the room/rooms it is behind. With luck, they line up and you will wind up with a much larger family room. ... more
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Kent Ellerme…,  in Sarasota, FL
Wed Jul 20, 2011
Kent Ellermets answered:
I would suggest getting three estimates. Throw out the lowest and look at the other two for a careful, apple to apple, comparison. We have had success with several builders and remodelers in the area. Check out our website and look at the preferred vendor list. I have had several homes built for our family and have been very pleased.

Feel free to give me a call and I can refer others that have completed work for the property owners we work with. You may want to consider the cost of addition to the cost of relocation. In this market, you can get a lot of home for the money. It may cost less to sell your home and relocate to a larger home that meets your new needs. If you look at square footage pricing of recent sales, you will be amazed.

Kent Ellermets
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Exterminator, Other/Just Looking in Sarasota County, FL
Tue Nov 23, 2010
Exterminator answered:
so then when buying a home in venice area i should look for one with plastic plumbing ??
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Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tue Sep 7, 2010
Tammy Hayes answered:
Here are a couple of ideas of how to get on vendor lists. 1. Drop off your business cards and other marketing materials to real estate offices, banks, and mortgage companies. 2. Go to the local Board of Realtors and become a business partner and go to business partner showcases and business card exchanges. These strategies will help get your name out there for the services that you provide.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL
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Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Wed Jun 2, 2010
Bill Eckler answered:
It is our experience that most skilled trades people will want to bid on the entire remodel job as opposed to doing hourly work. Plan on a range of between $20 and $30 dollars per hour for anyone worth their salt. We would be happy to provide you with some recommendations from the local area.

Best regards,


Michael Saunders & Company
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Gary Benjamin, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Mon Feb 22, 2010
Gary Benjamin answered:
You should have consulted your professionals first before closing on the loan. You can rest assured that your builder knows when they will get the first draw. Your contractor had to agree to the terms of his draws when he signed the deal with your lender.. ... more
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Jim Soda, Real Estate Pro in Lakewood Ranch, FL
Mon Feb 2, 2009
Jim Soda answered:
There are plenty of Venders who specialize in Fencing. It's probably a good time to find a vender with very good prices.
Jim Soda 941-809-7759
Prudential Palms Realty Web site:
Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch-Siesta Key-Longboat Key
Immobel International Property Realtors
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Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Sun Jul 27, 2008
Bill Eckler answered:

Give us a call. We will be happy to provide you with a list of area contractors to consider.

Good luck
The "Eckler Team"
Michael Saunders & Company
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