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Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
How much would it cost to demolish a house built in 1923 on a 38x123 lot in Forest Park, IL 60130?
Much will depend on if there are any hazardous materials used such as asbestos siding or insulation on pipes. Around here a demo costs $20-30k with no complications requiring mitigation ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 31, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 60130
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
We have roaches and landlord does nothing can I legally move out without give her my 45 day notice? I am in wisconsin
What does the lease say, when it comes to pests and were the roaches there prior to you moving in?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 60657
Nina Harris, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Nina Harris answered:
what qualifies a room as a bedroom does it need a window in wisconsin?
Normally the room would need a closet.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 12, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 60657
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I'm looking at a house that needs extensive work. I'm concerned about securing the house while the work is being done, Any advice?
The more it looks like a "work in progress", the more that it will attract vandals and thieves:
If you have good insurance; is the most important thing.
Do not leave tools at night.
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0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 20, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Valley
John Dutra, Other/Just Looking in Fremont, CA
John Dutra answered:
what would the cost be to tear down a 1901 ranch farmhouse? it has a lot of woodwork that could be refinished and reused.
Tearing the farmhouse is not a costly venture. The concern is whether or not the City's Historical Architectural Review Board will let you tear it down at all.

I would make sure tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 1, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 94539
Dale Weir, Real Estate Pro in Chesterfield, MO
Dale Weir answered:
What would the average price per square foot to build a new construction home in Southern Missouri? We already own the land. Thanks Sally .
There are toomany variables to answe that here - are the infrastructures (utiities, sewer, etc) already inplace? If not how far will those need to be run to reach the house? What style ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 27, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Springfield
Mary Petti, Real Estate Pro in Edison, NJ
Mary Petti answered:
Can someone recommend a good carpet installation guy?
Personally I think Home Depot has a great selection decent prices and their installers have always been terrific.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 07731
Jory Blake, Real Estate Pro in Norco, CA
Jory Blake answered:
Convert older home from 4 bedrooms to 3?
Hi Larry, I'm with you!

In a market sense, you would deduct around 10K for the loss of a bedroom.
However, it is important that your home be as functional as possible while you are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 6, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 92562
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
looking to add a bedroom and 1/2 bath. Is it cheaper to add second floor?
For an accurate picture of costs, contact a few local licensed contractors and ask for free estimates, then go from there....
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 21, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Mount Morris
Mukund Shinde, Both Buyer and Seller in Daytona Beach Shores,...
Mukund Shinde asked:
Multiple properties rehab and management I have several properties in Oh in Toledo, Dayton and Cleveland and looking to rehab them. I am looking for a person to look after the rehabbing of these properties and then manage them...
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 21, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Ohio
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
what is the price of finishing a block partial basement?
Hi there-

Can you please provide more specifics so that we can assist you?

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in East Brunswick
Leah Brown, Real Estate Pro in Yukon, OK
Leah Brown answered:
Where to find a lender who will allow me to self perform the work on a 203k loan?
Here are a couple lender's I recommend. They are both really nice and welcome questions, so I'd give them a call and see what they can tell you. If they don't allow it, they might know ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Oklahoma City
Ethan Besser, Real Estate Pro in Englewood, CO
Ethan Besser answered:
Can you build a outdoor fire place in the city of Denver?
Hi jdenler18,

I have seen these at houses. Check out the website for the city and county of Denver for regulations and whether you will need a permit at
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 15, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Denver
Sharon Young…, Real Estate Pro in Centennial, CO
Sharon Young - Realtor® answered:
When is the best time to replace a furnace?
Wow...... that's sort of like asking how fast should I be driving......depends on the road conditions and other factors.

You should be asking this to a reputable Heating Professional ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 27, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Denver
Chris Kaylor, Real Estate Pro in Westlake, OH
Chris Kaylor answered:
We are looking to buy a house in Arkon, OH. I wanted some clarity on how the square footage is calculated.
Square footage should be listed as above ground area. Basement should not be counted but others count that also if it is a split level that lower area is sometimes counted in I would b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Akron
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
How do you convert a residential first floor apt into an office or commercial retail storefront legally in brooklyn, ny?
Check with the buildings department
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 21, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in New York
The Rifkin T…, Real Estate Pro in Cherry Hill, NJ
The Rifkin Team answered:
We recently bought a home to find out 3 weeks later that the plumbing constantly backs up and we will need to replumb our kitchen.
I believe that since the plumbing is hidden in the walls there is no way to inspect it in a home inspection. They should have ran the water to make sure everything drained properly. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 18, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Bardstown
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Tom Inglesby answered:
Requirements for converting a basement into a studio apartment in Portland, OR.
You did not mention windows and ones that open for a bedroom and are they about 3 feet off the floor? You might have a problem if the furnace is between the exterior door and sleeping ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 13, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Portland
The Aces Home…, Real Estate Pro in Omaha, NE
The Aces Home Group asked:
I am looking for a water softener and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations? I have looked into both salt and salt free systems, I also want filtration but don't want to go with R/O any help would be appreciated.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 12, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Omaha
Mary Petti, Real Estate Pro in Edison, NJ
Mary Petti answered:
Need Good Home renovating contractors.
If the builders you got from Angies list are all quoting around the same amount then perhaps that's the price the renovations you want to do will cost.
From my understanding Angi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 20, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Edison
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