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Quality of Life in Sunnyvale : Real Estate Advice

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Pat Kapowich, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Sat Feb 14, 2015
Pat Kapowich answered:
Sunnyvale is my hometown. My parents moved here in 1960 for the weather, location and quality of life. It is considered one of the best-run cities in Silicon Valley. Rents are high in Silicon Valley. Your Art Institute should give you some guidance on housing options. If not, we have some of the best property managers and apartment communities in The Valley. ... more
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Wing, Both Buyer and Seller in Sunnyvale, CA
Fri Mar 14, 2008
Wing answered:
Follow-up:
I got a proposal from the architect like below. Does it sound reasonable? Should I consider another proposal? Thanks.

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Subject: One-Story House Addition Design at the above address
1) Add Living room, Master suites, powder room and new two-car garage at front of the existing house.
2) Convert existing garage to living area.

Scope of work:
1. Prepare and provide preliminary floor plan and elevations for discussion.
2. Submit drawings to City’s review and approval.
3. Prepare site plan, floor plans; elevations, construction document and Energy Title 24 for City’s plan check.
4. Coordinate with City and consultants.

Payment schedule:
1. Acceptance of this agreement………………………………………………………$1,000.00
2. Preliminary floor plans and elevations approval……$2,000.00
3. Submit for City’s review and approval………………………………$1,000.00
4. Submit for City’s Building Plan Check………………………………$3,600.00
5. Building Permit ready…………………………………………………………………………$1,000.00
6. The total amount above………………………………………………………………………$8,600.00
7. Work does not include Civil Engineer and Soil Engineer consulting services.
8. The Client shall pay all printing ($2.0 Ea. Sheet) & plotting fee ($20.00 Ea. Sheet); About $250.00
9. The Client shall pay jurisdiction fees.
10. Any additional work will be based on "Time and Material", the
hourly rate is seventy-five ($80.00) dollars, with min. two hour
charge.
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