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Remodel & Renovate in Texas : Real Estate Advice

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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Wed Jan 4, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
It's hard to put a value on this as it depends on whether the future buyer has a dog or enjoy having dogs nearby. How the park is maintained will determine whether this has a positive or negative value as well. If you want to increase the value of your home typically you'd want to upgrade it such as having hardwood floor, granite counter top, updated kitchen etc. However, before you start upgrading I would suggest that you work with a local realtor to compare your home to other similar homes in the area. Then you can determine what upgrades/updates you'd like to do.

I hope this makes sense!
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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Tue Jan 3, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
A single picnic table is not going to add any monetary value, but a property that appears well-kept will sell faster. Good luck!
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Sun Dec 4, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
That depends on how much update you'd like to do. I would suggest that you obtain bids from a couple contractors and go from there.
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Athenacobo, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Wed Nov 16, 2016
Athenacobo asked:
I'm purchasing a home with the fha203k.
I've gotten some bids but none from any company that has worked with the fha 203's before. Does anyone know of any companies?
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Balochsomar, Other/Just Looking in North Richland Hills,...
Sun Oct 30, 2016
Balochsomar asked:
I have 30 over certifications in roofing. Our roofing company (DFW Best Roofing) has been doing roofing work in Fort Worth and Dallas area for over 10 years. I would be happy to answer…
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Mary, Home Owner in Fort Worth, TX
Thu Oct 13, 2016
Mary asked:
We just bought a home last year and we are wanting a loan to do renovations. We are wanting to sell the house next year in June or maybe right after all the renovations are done so we can…
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Sat Oct 8, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Yes, she may, but it also depends on what your next buyer is looking for in a home and what the renovation on your mom's home is going to look like. If she's going to have a home with bedrooms and bathrooms and a breakfast nook then it's probably not a very typical home. Has your mom considered selling her home then purchases a new one with a master suite on the first floor? I'd be happy to assist your mom is she's in DFW.


Susie Kay
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Jimmyabbot02, Home Buyer in Seagoville, TX
Fri Sep 2, 2016
Jimmyabbot02 answered:
Hi Rossy,

If you are in Dallas County area then you must try one of them:

1. Milestone Electric

Phone: 214-531-6779

2. A to Z Electric Dallas

Phone: 972-977-7704

3: Electrician On Call

Phone: 214-235-7251
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Camrih, Home Buyer in Austin, TX
Thu Sep 1, 2016
Camrih asked:
Most of the homes I'm eyeing are ok, but have horrible kitchens. What can I expect to pay to update a kitchen? Not looking to implement a super luxury or gourmet kitchen. Just a nice, updated…
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Oe23, Home Buyer in Austin, TX
Tue Jul 26, 2016
Oe23 asked:
The previous owner of my house did some unpermitted work. In the loft, he added square footage by closing off part of the open space that overlooked the first floor and ran a couple of outlets…
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Thu Apr 7, 2016
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Dc.korn, Home Buyer in Cranford, NJ
Fri Mar 25, 2016
Dc.korn answered:
Just curious. Why would you have to pay penalty. (presumably for walking away and losing your deposit) for a house with that much damage? Did a typical 'home onspector' find the damage you mentioned (foundation, gas, plumbing, roof? If yes, I would bring in an engineer to review home structure and systems. More detail will help you, especially if Seller is paying for repairs and may nickle and dime you for every icontractor line item (a roof with exact same shingles can be installed poorly and last 5 years or installed correctly -- underlayment, flashing, proper ventilation, etc and last 20+ years).

But it's your call. If you provide a bit more detail (such as: Foundation-needs this; Plumber: new gas line to fireplace and dryer,and new water heater; Roofer: new roof due to age, leaks, hail damage), I may be able to help. You may also save some $ by hiring individual contractors vs. GC, especially if problems don't 'overlap' each other (plumbing work in foundation area). If problems are specific, GC will just add 20% to your cost.
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Dawn Oishi, Real Estate Pro in Garland, TX
Tue Dec 15, 2015
Dawn Oishi answered:
I agree with Susie Kay, there is just no way to know a conservative cost without having a construction gm or foreman walk the property and submit a bid. Then, there is the question this property for you to live in or an investment flip/flip and hold? These repair costs will be different based on finishes and such that may be necessary for you but not if flipping to sell or flipping to hold/lease. In any event, connect yourself with a local Realtor. They can be your boots on the ground by finding you a home and having a team of vendors that can submit bids on the repairs. Good luck! ... more
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Yeziam12, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Fri Dec 4, 2015
Yeziam12 asked:
Our home is 2600sf with a value of $349K and it's located in the Hill Country just outside San Antonio, in a gated community on a 1 acre lot.

The house was designed to be a two…
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Sat Sep 12, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
What about your house floor plan? Please elaborate.
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