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Remodel & Renovate in 11211 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jul 5, 2013
Mitchell Feldman answered:
If you are planning on selling the house... unless you are a contractor or someone paying wholesale prices, it will be hard for you to recoup the money you spend on improvements. The best money spent is on simple interior and exterior painting, refinishing of hardwood floors and a thorough clean out of the property. Anything obviously broken should be repaired if you can afford to fix it.

Aside from that, and assuming you are not getting bargain basement pricing on the renovations, you should only consider doing renovations if you plan on being in the house and enjoying said renovation for some time. This is one of the main values of doing a renovation, for your own enjoyment. Although it is true that any renovations theoretically would increase the value of the home... in most cases you will not recoup the expense if you sell it right away.

Having said that, I will tell you that some renovation can increase salability of the home which is worth something as well. If you want to discuss this further, please contact me direct. Good luck!

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Kathryn Lilly answered:
It is always best to try to work it out with your contractor, if that does not work. File a complaint with the Department of Consumer Affairs, the licensing agency that licenses contractors.
Small Claims is only up to $5,000.00
You file in the Civil Court in the county you live in. In Brooklyn it is at 141 Livingston St.

Kathryn Lilly, Broker
Realty on the Greene, LLC
718-858-7600
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Tammy Benkwitt answered:
Developers usually need to sell more than one house in a community. Lowering the price on one home brings down the prices on the others when they get appraised. So the builders would rather focus negotiations on amenities and extras rather than sales price. ... more
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Jermaine answered:
Dseham If it is just a microwave that would not make or brake a sale. When you look to sell if the person looking to buy feels the need for a microwave then it would not be too hard for them to do then. Let me know what you decide ... more
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Was the contractor licensed...For any necessary legal advice consult with an attorney, most professional do offer a free consultation. Also consider filing a report with the local better business bureau http://newyork.bbb.org/consumers/ ... more
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Thu Mar 9, 2017
Anna M Brocco answered:
Check with the buildings department-- http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/contact/contact.shtml
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
George Capella answered:
Below I have enclosed the R4 Informationfrom the Dept of City Planning and I hope that it may be useful to you. As far as the changes you wish to make to your basement you will really need to speak with an architect and explain to him exactly what you want done. With that information he can determine if you will be able to do them. In most cases the city would have to approve any permaent changes you wish to make to your property to assure that the structure is sound.Your archetect can help you with filing your permits and getting the job started.. I hope that the link below helps you.. George



Dept of City Planning
Zoning > Zoning Districts - Residence Districts > R4

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/zone/zh_r4.shtml
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Wed Jul 24, 2013
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Tue Apr 10, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
For any necessary information, check with the local building's department; see links below.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/contact/contact.shtml
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/home/home.shtml ... more
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Thu Jan 5, 2012
Deborah Garvin answered:
Great and succinct answer from Jonathan.
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Mon Jan 23, 2012
Alen Moshkovich answered:
Hi Molly,

I have a good friend who I schooled with that has a successful construction company. Are you looking to do work in MI or?
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Mon May 28, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Check with your local building's department for any applicable permits beforehand; thereafter contact a few local licensed contractors for free estimates.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/forms/forms_appointment.shtml ... more
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Wed May 4, 2011
Brent Kluge answered:
Sharon,

You need a "Project Coach (TM)". I would be delighted to assist. :)

Please give me a call and we can talk you through the estimating process.

Best,
b
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Tue Apr 26, 2011
Jack Menashe answered:
Check your coop rules & regulations. Many buildings require you to cover a certain % of the apartment with carpeting... As much as 80% excluding the kitchens and bathrooms.

Regards,

Jack Menashe
917.797.0215
www.SHERestates.com
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Fri Mar 25, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not shp around, you'll have to choose the carpet and type, color, etc...or are you looking for someone to install....if so check with the store where purchased....
http://www.superpages.com/yellowpages/C-Flooring/S-NY/T-Brooklyn/ ... more
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Fri Feb 25, 2011
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Sunny:

Given that you are buying a co-op I want to point out that you may need to get permission from the board before you actually do any renovations. Check into that because you do not want to have a problem where they force you to stop the work midway through the job! Some co-ops also have rules regarding the days and times when the renovation can be done so again check that out.

If you want it done fast I would suggest you get in touch with Empire Carpet and Floors, they are the ones you see the commercials for on television. You can reach them at 800-588-2300 or online at www.EmpireToday.com. They come by and give you a free estimate right away and usually they can do the job the next day or you can schedule it at a later date if you like. I used them and they did a great job. The prices were not the lowest but also not bad at all considering that they came the next day after the estimate and did the job in one day.

Good luck and if I can be of further assistance please let me know.

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
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Sat May 12, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Unfortunately if the board voted to remove the laundry room, very little can be done-- unless you and other owners all voice dissatisfaction together--for any legal rights on the issue, consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate, have all documentation reviewed, and see exactly what options you may have--then go from there. ... more
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Thu Nov 4, 2010
Madeline Padovano answered:
hi sunny
you need to ask a contractor these questions -
better image 718-258-7803

roofer fixaroof -7184425221

at least they can give your an estimate
madelinepadovano@fillmore.com ... more
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Sun Dec 12, 2010
Webb Alo answered:
Hello Johanna:

I am a licensed, insured and bonded contractor located in New York State. My existing and prior projects include new construction and gut rehab. I am able to handle any construction project through all phases of rehab including 203k loans. I am professional and to date have no complaints made against my firm because we understand the importance of completing projects on time and within budget. If you are still in need of a general contractor we welcome the opportunity to work with you. For more information please contact me at:
mr_real_estate@ymail.com
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