We have some cash buyers....typically they want to pay about 50% of the value of the house. If that's what you have in mind, please let us know. This is the ugly house type buyers situation...condition doesn't matter, no updates needed.
If you shoot me an email or give me a call I can also send you some of the contractors our clients use.
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jeni call me 817-891-7276 i believe you will be impressed with my rehab abilities and bathroom designs. one of my suppliers has a 5k sqft show room and we design the bathrooms and kitchens in her facility. and also there is no license for a GC, although some cities require GC to be registered usually for about a $100 and then there are permits required. I can go through all of the details. especially with dallas. its actually not that complex and they have a 1 page form. when walls arent being opened and widows and doors not added to a structure its an easy process.... more
I use and recommend Lindamood Demolition 972.7210898. They are a very professional organization and very reasonably priced. I would guess it could cost between 2500.00 and 3000.00 to tear down and remove.
Let me know if I can be of further assistance
There are lots of variables in this equation. For one thing the style and grade of construction is important to cost, not just for the conversion but also the new garage. A simple 2-car garage can be as cheap as $5,000, but most people realize that durability and quality of construction demand more material cost than that price will allow to be paid for.
The distance from the plumbing to the bathroom you're adding and the pathway it takes is a critical consideration. If, for example, an existing bathroom with hot, cold and drain lines is on an adjacent wall and the floor of the bathroom is at a grade that can pass the lines without added expense, then the new bath won't be more than a few thousand. New insulation, sheetrock, electrical and so on is fairly straightforward to install, making the living area also only a few thousand. You might be able to get away with a window/wall A/C and space heater, but upgrading the existing furnace/evaporater/compressor and air handler plus the ducting to make it work, could set you back several thousand.
However, there are always complications, and if the plumbing is not close enough to the new bath area, look out. You need to consult a contractor to get a better idea after you have some ideas about what you want. He can help you design the living space and plumbing to be more economically installed. It sounds like you should expect to set aside at least $20k for this project. But if you contribute labor to it, the amount could be less, or if the esthetics and quality outweigh price, then it could be more.... more
As for floor plans, it's possible that a real estate company in your area might have them. In the office I work out of, we have maybe 8 file cabinets totally full of floor plans. They were usually collected from the builders at the time a subdivision was built. In some cases, they came from an original homeowner who held onto the developer's package of plans, and then gave them to his/her agent when he/she sold the house. And they can date back quite a way--there are floor plans in those cabinets going back 30 years.
You may want to enlist the services of a remodeling contractor and or a interior designer. Honestly i do not have any I can refer, but if you drive around that area it is not hard to find a house or two that are being remodeled and have the respective companies name in front.
If you are looking for someone to go with you as you look at each individual house, that may be costly. Your Realtor should be able to have enough vision and knowledge of what is desirable to let you know how things can be rearranged or designed to be functional. Once you have a couple picked out, it may be cheaper then to bring in contractors or decorators then to give you idea, if certain things can be done structurally and what their cost would be. I assume you do have a Realtor, but if not I definitely have the vision and ability I am talking about. As well I rebate 20% of my commission to all my buyers.
I assume you're talking about permanently affixed bars with no release latch on the interior of the home. Most security bars do have an interior latch, for fire escape safety. Is that the situation with yours?... more
I found this article written by a law firm in North Richland Hills regarding residential construction requirements for property in Texas:
I think you'll find this article very interesting. After reading it, contact a real estate attorney for answers to your specific situation and don't be afraid to ask them if they charge for the initial consultation, many do not.
After you speak with the attorney, I think it will put your mind at ease.