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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Steve Quintana answered:
The kitchen and bathroom square prices are the ones with the greatest range. I could hit $1,000 a square and more. Give us more info on the level of detail you want in the kitchen addition and you might get better feed back. Better yet, get a local contractor to give you some ideas. ... more
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Wed Aug 6, 2008
Elnina asked:
Back of a small, old house. Concrete slab ready. Two windows, one sliding door.
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Sun Jul 13, 2008
David Stafford answered:
Builders are hurting too lately so negotiate all you can - be firm. Also, always hire an independant inspector to inspect the property. Many builders lead buyers down the path of assuming that because it is new, you have a walk through and punch list, and warranty, that you do not need an independant inspection, but believe me such an inspection is the best $300 you will ever spend! It can save you lots of heartache. Ask around for some reputable and experienced inspectors and then call and speak with each one and get their thoughts on new construction, then choose the one you feel is best for you. Also, just because it is new construction does not mean you should not have professional real estate representation. You should still have an agent on your side to guide you through the process and avoid the potential pitfalls - all for no cost to you! Best of luck to you! ... more
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Tue Oct 5, 2010
Daniel Jeung answered:
Linda,

A couple of suggestions for you:

1. Ask your Realtor to provide you with a list of what he considers the best comparables to your own home. Then ask him to show you these homes in person so that you can compare them to yours.

2. Next, ask him to call the listing agents of these other homes and see what the traffic has been. It may be that there have been no showings of these other homes either, which would indicate that there are no buyers currently looking. Sometimes, you can do everything right and due to external influences, your home does not sell.

3. Ask your agent to provide you with his marketing plan and make sure that he has followed thru with his promises.

I'm not convinced that listing a 5 bedroom home as a 4 bedroom + study will generate different results. In the MLS for my area, most people just select the minimum # of bedrooms, with no upper limit. So, in your case, the home should show up if someone were looking for either a 4 bedroom or a 5 bedroom home.

Best of luck!

-Daniel
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Sun Jul 13, 2008
Tracy and Tego Venturi answered:
Hi Sandra-

Try http://www.greatschools.net/. They are an excellent resource and many of our clients have found it useful.

Take care.
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Thu Apr 17, 2008
Leslie Mckenney answered:
That seems to be an ongoing theme in many cities. Every city will not go through these adjustments at the same time. It might be their turn.
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