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Remodel & Renovate in 60638 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jul 16, 2013
David Hanna answered:
The liner goes on the tub side of a curtain. The curtain can be one piece (waterproof) or just the outside, with a waterproof liner. A curtain is, or has, a liner.
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Cindy Wilson answered:
Carefully. If you hang something heavy like a painting, it must be well anchored to a wall.
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Tue Oct 29, 2013
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Thu Mar 2, 2017
Manuel Brown answered:
Dear AANJO70,

Yes you will need an architect to do drawings and find a licensed contractor. I have worked with a really professional contractor Eugene Fahey and his number is 773-447-9687. Who ever you choose as your contractor will have to get permits from the City of Chicago do the work.

Hope this helps.
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Wed Nov 6, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
What does the lease say, when it comes to pests and were the roaches there prior to you moving in?
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
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Tue Dec 11, 2012
JIM Michaels answered:
email me at jmichaels@remax.net and I can send you some comps in the area
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Fri Sep 21, 2012
Matt Laricy answered:
What is it you are looking to do? Are you looking to build place? Have your place remodeled?
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Jesse McGrath answered:
I specialize in that. See my portfolio below.
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Mon Sep 3, 2012
Tony Guisto answered:
Hi Vicky,

Areas that will take longer to sell and considered war zones would be Engelwood and Roseland areas. When you say multifamily does that mean 2 to 4 units or 5 or more?
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Tue Sep 11, 2012
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
How long do you plan on keeping this building? Update it appropriately with modern conveniences so that your tenants will enjoy and your value will increase over time.
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Mon Sep 3, 2012
Broker Martin answered:
Hello Supper! :)
I know you might have thought of this but....to be sure speak to an attorney. If funds are low....call City of Chicago's hotline 311 and ask for free legal advice resources.

I hope for the best in your situation.

Yolandra Martin
IL Real Estate Broker
773-301-1091
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
Matt Laricy answered:
You can talk to a lender about trying to get some sort of equity loan, but they are very tough to come by in this economy.
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Matt Laricy answered:
I have an amazing inspector that I could refer to you
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Fri Apr 6, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
A valid question, to be sure.
You probably have to ask your Building permit division; they are the ones who will make the final determination or refusal. This is not a case of asking forgiveness is easier than asking permission. ... more
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Mon Apr 9, 2012
BJ Tregoning answered:
It is my understanding in a 203k transaction that you can only wear 1 hat. If you are the Realtor you cannot be the contractor, consultant or appraiser. I believe it's that way for any transaction really. ... more
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Sat Aug 30, 2014
Juan Espinosa answered:
Nicole,

Any plumbing? Electric being done? What is the amount of square footage being finished? Seems like a good deal but I always recommend my clients to get 2-3 bids. Good luck!

Juan
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Wed Jan 25, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
Yes.

Longer answer: The association or management certainly can. Individual owners probably can't. You'd have to read your lease or (if it's a condo) your condo documents.

Management or the association may be required to provide reasonable notice . . . except in the case of emergencies, when typically no advance notice needs to be provided.

That information should be in your lease or in your condo documents.

Hope that helps.
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Sun Oct 6, 2013
Philip Sencer answered:
If the rehab is even basic you will need to pull permits. It's not a simple process here in Chicago. Yes, an inspector could give you an unbiased 'estimate as to how much certain things might cost, but it would just be a ball park estimate. If you get estimates from 3-5 contractors I think that would give you the same results, but with an inspector you culd continue to consult with him/her during the process if needed.
My web site has some Inspectors I use for referrals.
Your definition of a small job might be different than various contractors. Money is what usually gets peoples attention.
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