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Remodel & Renovate in 07302 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Feb 19, 2011
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Check with the town and with your condo association, but I doubt it very much. Usually a permit is only needed when doing major renovations such as moving plumbing, installing or replacing wiring, or moving walls. ... more
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Sat Feb 12, 2011
Dan Tabit answered:
You would now have a 4 bedroom 2.25 bath home with two laundry rooms. Rarely has a second laundry been considered an upgrade, especially at the cost of a tub.
My question for you is this, are you planning to stay for 5 or more years? If so, do what you would find most useful and beneficial and enjoy it. The longer you are there the less it matters. If you are considering a sale in less than 5 years, really reconsider. Unless lots of other homes in the area may be similarly set up, you will be at a disadvantage with minimal personal benefit. ... more
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Mon Feb 7, 2011
Helen Cocuzza answered:
If you can call the town hall or court house to find out the rules for first time offenses, if you dont get anywhere with that I would contact an attorney, the initial consultation is generally free & you can either call or meet with them I have found so whatever works for you. Township rules vary by town so I'm sorry I do not know yours specifically but I have an aunt up north that didnt shovel her sidewalk due to the fact that shes "92" & no one could get out with all that snow we had , so I took care of the matter for her & the fee was $250.00, no first time warning , citation or anything, so I hear you! Good Luck with it & please let me know what happens if you dont mind. ... more
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Thu May 13, 2010
Andres Garcia answered:

It's hard to say how much value it will create without knowing bout your specific home. How the roof deck is accessed, both from what room and the type of stairs, it's exposure, the height of the surrounding buildings, views from the roof, and the finishes used will all play a role in the value it adds.

In general though I would say a roof deck is something you should add for your enjoyment while you are in the home, not for the resale value. Chances are you won't make back your full investment. Very few home improvements do. Home improvements should be looked at more for making the most of your time at the home. Bathrooms and Kitchens are typically where you see the most return on your investment and even then you typically don't get back everything you put in unless they were in terrible shape to begin with.

I hope this helps and please do not hesitate to contact me with any additional questions or with specifics on your plans.

Andres Garcia
Sales Associate, CDPE
RE/MAX Gold Coast Realty
56 Newark Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Direct: 201 795-5200 x340
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Sun Jan 24, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Will renovating your bathroom and adding a washer/dryer ease your comfort level--if so, go for it--who knows what will happen in two years from now--if you are going to do it--do it for yourself now and enjoy it--worry about selling when the time comes. ... more
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Sat Nov 21, 2009
Chrissiny721 answered:
I know of a wonderful contractor from Brooklyn, NY who does a lot of work in Staten Island. He may be interested in going to Jersey depending on the job. He is doing a lot of work in my home and I have recommended him to others. Not only is he a great electrician, plumber and carpenter but he is honest and reliable. His name is Joey and his company is Big Gig Home Improvement at 718-938-0348. Tell him Chris recommended him. ... more
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Tue Dec 23, 2008
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
You may want to check out the site below. You will likely deal with zoning construction and maybe even planning but go for it. you may have opportunities to reduce storm water runoff as well as your carbon footprint and save money in long run.
Tell Rick I sent you
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