It really would depend on how much square footage it would be, plus, the material you want for your roofing. Sometimes roofers can give discounts for bulk when they do a lot of work, so the square footage might be different for that specific job. It sounds like you have a smaller area of roofing to get done for the deck, so there's another possibility that a roofer would give you a discount for a smaller area too because it's a quick and easy job for them. Compare at least two roofing companies as well. Hope this helps, Armandochave!
I would not recommend the agent to handle repairs for the property, unless it is done through escrow. If it si done through escrow, it is part of the process.
That being said, for rental properties and out of town owners, I do hire a handyman for them. They need to talk to the handyman, pay the handyman, discuss the scope of work etc.
If they want an agent to do a full rehab, I would recommend hiring someone else to do this, as agents are not really qualified to verify that the Electrical panel was repaired correctly or that the plumbing is now up to code, etc. But for a few handyman type repairs, the agent should do it.
He should not be pushing you to use his services. You are the owner, you need to do this.
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It's generally pretty easy to find a good plumber. The best way to get the information you'll need is by talking to people you know. neighbors, coworkers, family, and friends are going to have more knowledge of the people you should hire than anyone else. If you look for that advice, and then take it, you'll be in a much better position in the long run.
This is a great question and I would thing that a permit would not be required but I am not completely sure. My sister had her patio enclosed but she did not mention anything about a permit. A question like this would be good to ask your contractor because it may even depend on your area. http://www.patioworldnsw.com.au... more
Honestly, if you're in the middle like that, I wouldn't revert back to the old window when you replaced your windows in the first place with new ones! However, consider the costs. The costs shouldn't be much more for the permit with those new windows. Plus, your new windows add value to your house that exceeds the amount you put into your house. Consider all of these things. I'd think it's worth getting your new windows the required permits. Hope this helps, Taza!
I would suggest asking friends and family around you. They should have a couple of suggestions on who to hire as well as where to go. Not only that, but they can also answer any other questions you may have. I would definitely try asking them soon before officially hiring anyone. http://www.rdselectric.com/index.php... more
My neighbors are looking to get some roof repairs done on their home as well. References are a great way to find a contractor. That is exactly how my neighbors are looking for their work. http://www.skywalkerroofingnc.com... more
Hi, Kitchens and bathrooms always bring the biggest return. Be careful how much money you actually invest into the home as you may not see a return if the market doesn't justify a higher price for you. This will all depend on how much you paid for the home, when you plan to sell, and what the market is like at that time.
A deck extension may not be the best investment. Curb appeal is crucial because people judge your home by what they see on the outside. You might consider having an agent guiding you with market data and professional advice, we would need to see the home though.
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You can find a complete list of FHA 203K lenders on the HUD website. You can search for lenders that have closed on at least one 203K loan in the past year. This indicates that they can handle renovation financing.
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Starting your selection and bidding process should begin by searching for a General Contractor that has completed home renovation projects with 203k loans, and the references to back it up. An experienced 203k contractor will have the proper documents, licensing and insurance required by HUD and the lender funding your 203k loan.
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A HUD 203k consultant will also be helpful in the bidding and project management process that involves your 203k contractor. HUD has a detailed list of standards that a 203k contractor must meet, which is why it is highly recommended that you work with a General Contractor who has experience with FHA 203k loans.
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Have you checked with the City yet? Many guidelines are online, and they are usually helpful even when you just walk in. I've seen homes done both ways in Santa Clara-you just want to ensure you are in compliance and have a permit before you start.... more
It depends on your carpet, but I'm sure it could use a professional cleaning. Most people's carpet and upholstery accumulate dust and grime imperceptibly, so you can't tell how bad it is until you've had them cleaned. I think a clean home is the biggest key to most buyers. http://www.teddyclean.com.au/services_categories/specialised-cleaning... more
It might be good to check with your HOA if you want to put in a fence. They tend to have regulations for stuff like that. If you're not a member of an HOA, it still might be good to talk to your neighbors and stuff. That's especially the case if your yards are fairly small. It can't hurt to ask around. http://www.qualitychainlinkfencing.ca/... more
Shalabh, it sounds like it could be important to shop around for the best price when looking to do some plumbing work like this. Being able to save some money while you work on things yourself seems like it might help you in the long run. I have a sister who needs some plumbing work done in her new house and this might be good advice for her as well. http://www.klostermanplumbing.com/our-services... more