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Remodel & Renovate in Colorado Springs : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Nov 16, 2011
Barb Schiappacasse answered:
Hello Jennifer. Looking for the perfect rental unit can be tough enough but when you need to find one that will accomodate special needs, well it can be a real challange. I know because I spent a couple of months last spring looking for my brother who uses a power wheelchair. Many complexes I went to claimed to have an accessible apartment but when I got there, I often found an obstacle that made it difficult to get to or get his chair into. We ended up finding a very nice accessible condo to rent, got him moved in, then discovered that the paratransit system stops service about 1/2 mile from where he lives. Fortunately there are some other volunteer transit services but not the optimal situation! It would help to know what part of town you'd like to be in and what special accomodations you may need. Because one of my specialties is assisting seniors with real estate transactions, I do have many resource lists and would be glad to share these and my experience with rental searches. Although I don't do property management myself, I do have a property manager in my office. I also work with a couple of programs that could allow you to purchase your own accessible home if you are interested in that as well. Please feel free to contact me at 719-930-1323 for more information. Good Luck. ... more
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Sat Oct 22, 2011
Michael Cheng answered:
Due to similar constraints, many people in the Bay Area also choose to do garage conversions. In general, such conversions have little to no impact on the value of the home upon resale, as I've seen neighboring homes sell for nearly the same price, since it's pretty easy to convert a room back into a garage shell. However, the money you put into the conversion may be wholly lost as few people add value with a conversion. ... more
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