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Remodel & Renovate in Suffolk County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Feb 18, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider checking out local merchants through the Chamber of Commerce and ask for neighbor recommendations. If a neighbor is contemplating doing roof work, you might work out a package deal to save you both money. ... more
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Thu Dec 23, 2010
Joan Braunschweiger answered:
It will make your home more marketable. You can't expect to recoup all of your costs but how much you recoup may depend on other homes in your neighborhood and what the expectations of buyers looking in your area are. ... more
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind that oftentimes renovations don't get back a full monetary return; when selling, much will depend on comps--recently sold similar properties in the immediate area; therefore don't worry too much about value, renovate whatever you want, if it makes living in the house will be more enjoyable to you. Before adding the second bath, do be mindful of any necessary/required town permits--if you haven't done so yet, do check with your local building's department for any required paperwork. ... more
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Mon Oct 11, 2010
You can probably call LIPA - 1-800-490-0025 to find out if they provide in that area, or whether it is through Keyspan. You will only get automated service today, you may have to wait until Tuesday. Did you speak to one of the local real estate brokers? I wouldn't rely on only things that are listed in Trulia, they more or less do their own thing out there, many listing aren't even on MLS. ... more
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Sat Sep 24, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Ask your loan officer for referrals of already approved contractors--your loan officer may have a list.
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Sat Oct 24, 2009
Nunzio Zappola answered:
Hello Amy,
The restrictions in the village of Sag Harbor are conflicting and it is not an easy process. I have completed several restorations in the village I have stood in fornt of the board to be told what to do done that and had them decide it was not what they wanted and was made to change it. I know the inspector very well and even he is confused by some of the board demands. In gereral interior renovations are easy to get by.But and disturbance of the exterior could be costly. simple move or installation of a window could stir the board pot. I have completed jobs in the village and it may sound worse than it is but compared to other areas it is not easy water to tread.
If you would like to speak with me I could be reached at (516) 383-0700 or
Nunzio Zappola
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Sat May 9, 2009
Nunzio Zappola answered:
Hey Tyler,
You can find a list of building permits from the zoning board at the town you have to tell them why you are there be honest. The list is not a list they could find open permits for you if they are not busy but it is unlikely. You would be better of going to town meetings for zoning and getting to know the system there is where you will find projects before they start when the permit will be denied or issued.
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Thu Sep 25, 2008
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Sat Sep 3, 2016
Gail Gladstone answered:
A decent spread for a Dix Hills home would be about $150-175/psf. If you would like to connect with some builders in the area for more specific figures, contact me at ... more
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