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Remodel & Renovate in Shrewsbury : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Curly Sue answered:
HUH? What in the world are you asking? Is it true that a one car garage is bigger than half of a two car garage? Ummm...you can make a 1 car garage as big as you want. We just built a 3 car garage that's actually big enough to hold 6 cars... ... more
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Fri May 4, 2012
Mary Condon answered:
Good answer Heath. I would also add to check with homeowners insurance. If you were to get water in the basement for anything other than the water heater coming apart, most insurance companies will not cover damage. Knowing the details will help you make decisions.

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Tue Feb 15, 2011
Dayle Doherty answered:
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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Sun Feb 13, 2011
Carol Kalil-Hamilton answered:
Always pull a permit. If I were doing my basement over I would include a drainage system in case there at some point is a lot of water, like now, when snow melts.

The basement will not be considered in sq ft when appraised if selling, only a credit on quality.

Reminder to tell your insurance agent too.

Get a number of quotes and check references......
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