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Remodel & Renovate in 15210 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Oct 8, 2014
David Henninger answered:
$5/square foot (installed) should get you in the ballpark. Make sure that you discuss whether the windows will be wrapped, and whether the soffit & fascia will be covered--these can add significantly to the cost. ... more
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Sat Oct 15, 2011
Brenda Feria answered:
Betty, You might find a copy at the Assessor's office or hire a surveyor to do a survey of your property. Also, if you have the paperwork from your closing and know the attorney who did the closing, they may have a copy in your file.

Good luck.
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Wed Oct 8, 2014
Blair W. Cohen answered:
There is gas run air conditioning. Being a Realtor and not an HVAC technician I can only speak of my experiences from selling such properties. I have been selling real estate since 1977 and have only seen one such home. It was in the mid 1980's and the owner worked for a major gas supplier company in the area.

He explained that the system was very old and when it needed repairs the only way he could get parts was to have someone at his work (do him a favor and) fabricate the parts and the new owners of the home probably would have to replace it with an electric system the next time it broke down. He explained to me that typically gas cooling systems have been used commercially.

With the plentiful supply of natural gas in Western Pennsylvania and the renewed interest in drilling maybe it may become more popular.

Out of the many homes I have marketed there also was a water cooled air conditioning system which used water and electric.

As you can see both systems are very rare. I would suggest you explore the possibilities with an HVAC technician who is more familiar air conditioning.

Also consider modifying and running your car off of natural gas. And if you exceed the limit to your allotment (if you have a limit) or the well should run dry Equitable gas recently opened a natural gas station for cars.

Thank you,
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Wed Oct 8, 2014
Jeffrey Bennett answered:
It's impossible to estimate over the Internet, of course :-) Unfortunately it doesn't matter what you paid for it. All that matters to buyers is what it's worth to them today, under present business and market conditions.

The value of commercial property is more variable than residential; it depends on what the buyer intends to use it for and, of course, whether that use makes economic sense. A restauranteur may like the property itself, but decide there are already too many similar places in the area. Is it zoned commercial or residential? If residential, does it have permits for 3 units? That also determines the permitted use, and strongly influences the value.
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Wed Apr 22, 2009
Jackie Hamilton answered:
Your best bet is to contact a realtor who specializes in commercial property and can best assess the property for you and yes a realtor does have connections and the resources to market the property for you. Our brokerage does have a commercial division and you can contact them at 412-851-0600 and ask for Ken Gasporvich. ... more
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Wed Jul 16, 2008
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I'm buying a house and want to install that first. I don't know that I can get a full PV intertie installed by December 31 when the tax credit expires. Anyone else down here have solar ...
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