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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
do you need a permit in massachusetts to turn a garage into a bedroom?
Check with your local town...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 2, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Charlton
Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
Does adding solar panels and radiant floor heating add to resale value of a home in Sturbridge? Do buyers care for these "green/efficient"?
Adding solar panels and radiant floor heating will matter to some buyers and it won't matter to others. It most likely won't get you the return on your investment.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 15, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Sturbridge
Richard Shap…, Other/Just Looking in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Thinking of finishing our SF basement in Shrewsbury with Bath, kitchenette, storage room. Any ideas what not to build to minimize RE tax increase ?
I would think any improvement would bring your taxes up. Why do you need a kitchen?? that might be an issue.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 4, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Shrewsbury
Tanya Bugbee, Real Estate Pro in The Woodlands, TX
Tanya Bugbee answered:
Converting first floor laundry room into a 13 x 8 bedroom in 2 bed 2.5 bath house.
Having another bedroom will add value to your home. Yes, this is a small bedroom - so, when you get ready to show your house please have it staged properly. (declutter, neutral etc.) ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 01606
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
what are the guideline if you want to extend one car garage to two in shrewsbury,ma?
For accurate information, check with your local town's building department, accurate information prevents any future problems. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 15, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Shrewsbury
McCormack Sc…, Real Estate Pro in Jamaica Plain, MA
McCormack Scanlan answered:
We're remodeling our kitchen. Hardwood floors, new stainless steel appliances and custom cabinets. Should we buy laminate or granite countertops?
Laminate and granite don't seem to be that much of a cost difference unless you have a really big space.
It is true that buyers in certain price ranges do not expect certain upgra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 27, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 01420
Galen Keller, Real Estate Pro in Westborough, MA
Galen Keller answered:
Finishing basement vs appraised value?
Professionally finished basements add a significant value to a home especially one with a walkout basement. You may want to check out the zoning laws in Shrewsbury regarding in- law apa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 13, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 01545
Scott A. Nel…,  in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
We are considering converting our basement into a studio apartment. How do we find out if this is legal?
You'd have to consult your local building department and look at building codes & requirements
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 25, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in Uxbridge, MA
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