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Remodel & Renovate in 33626 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 10, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
It may be easier to hire a professional, however why not simply begin by contacting the local building's department and see exactly what needs to be done, then decide....
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Sun Dec 16, 2012
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Wed Jul 25, 2012
Lynn Brock answered:
Susan 14504, your query does not provide whether this mobile home is stationary (tied down to a pad) or you'll be pulling it behind a truck.

Typically to re build a stationary mobile home is nearly the same cost as purchasing a used one and replace the old one.

Either way, try connecting with an Recreational Vehicle dealer in your area.

Good luck,

Lynn Brock
Brock Realty Inc.
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Fri Sep 16, 2016
Terry Bell answered:
You need to check with your city bldg codes to see what work is okay to do without a permit. In your land of hurricanes and storms, I strongly recommend that you comply with everything that will make your home insurance company happy with you! And what if you want to sell in the future. Building to code always adds to the value of your home. Don't end up like Dorothy and Toto! Building codes also make sure that your contractor is doing his job! Best, Terry Bell, Realtor, Santa Rosa, CA ... more
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Mon Jul 19, 2010
Kellie Saari answered:
Hi Bill. The best loan for you would be an FHA 203k rehabilitation loan. These can be done as a refinance and it is specifically for properties that require renovation or repair.

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Fri Mar 5, 2010
Vickie Bruni answered:
Talk to Hillsborough County they can explain what you have to do.
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Mon Nov 25, 2013
Mary Diaz answered:
Hi Matt,

Today came out with the top 5 cities were you get the best bargains. And #1 is Naples, Florida.
I would say you can get good bargains there.

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Mon Feb 1, 2010
Deana Cuevas answered:
Hello C,

I haven't used them but I have used Tossas Construction. I highly recommend them. Let me know if you would like the number.

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Sat Jan 2, 2010
Mott Marvin Kornicki answered:

One of the easiest and best places to go is the County or City Building Department.
The plans should be there- another approach is to contact the builder or

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Sat Jun 13, 2009
Maria asked:
Hi - I am a first time homebuyer with little experience with using contractors. The home does not have a patio therefore I will need a patio as well. I would like know some tips with ...
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Wed Jun 10, 2009
Sj209 answered:
Most of the items fall into various categories:
Valuable items are sold to junk dealers
Many items go home with employees (some ends up on ebay and similar forums)
Items are removed by thieves/vandals is the property is left dormant
Items are removed and often disposed of by construction crews during remodeling

If you see something you want, you should just walk right in and make an offer (if anyone is there) or wait until you see people there and make an offer. They probably won't let you take it for free - sometimes brokers come in and buy everything for pennies. It is a good deal for the sellers because they don't want the hassle of sorting, trucking, trashing, etc. They would rather sell it all and require you to remove it all.
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Sun Sep 7, 2008
Nathan Pawelkop answered:
I have a couple of questions.
1. Is the edge you are speaking of in direct sunlight?

2. Is there a tree over the house in this area?

3. When you scrap and paint it are you taking it all the way down to the wood?

4. Are you then putting a coat of primer and a coat of good latex based paint? You get what you pay for when it comes to paint. I personally like Home Depot, Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams paints.

5. Do you have gutters that are cloged with leaves which allows water to stand?

As far as maintenance free I can't think of anything other than having a company come and put an aluminum or plastic siding over that edge. To do that at this point though would entail pulling the roof up at the edge in order to install everything. is a good reference for home repair and maintenance as well ashttp://

Nathan Pawelkop
Keller Williams Realty
813-240-4022 cell
813-875-3700 office
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