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Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
"Leave one wall up" buildng option. Good or bad idea?
Hi Oscar:

That will be correct, you are getting into a Remodel vs. a Rebuild.

But check with the building department whether one wall is enough.

Best regards
Perry

www.ruth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 95129
Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Yanoska Diaz answered:
WHAT IS THE GENERAL COST TO TURN A 2 CAR GARAGE INTO A 3 (WITH NEW ADDITION SMALLER)?
Anytime you add to the original floor plan could be quite costly, if that is your concern. It isn't the same as modifying the original plan.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 29, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Cambrian
Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
do you pay tax on a patio or deck?
I am sure there would be some taxes associated with the building permit. You should contact the appropriate government authority for more specific information. If you are lucky, you won ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 24, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Evergreen
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
As a long-time resident and local Realtor, I was enormously excited to see HGTV base their latest house flipping show "Flip It to Win It" in Silicon Valley.  While the rest of the country knows this area… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 19, 2014 by Tina Lam General Area Home Buying Remodel & Renovate
Gary Birtles, Other/Just Looking in Scottsdale, AZ
Gary Birtles answered:
What is the general cost per square foot for a second story addition in 95118?
I think it really depends on what is going into those areas. Price will change depending on the function of the area being installed. I would suggest asking some contractors in your are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Cambrian
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
Building permit fine and penalty
Hi Bill,

I would speak to a few local contractors that can check it out up front to see what it would take to be permitted.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
kathrinekreg…, Home Owner in Pleasant Grove, UT
Ever since the beginning of the “go green” campaign, homeowners all around the world have considered what they can do to their own home to make it more sustainable. If you want to join in the movement,… Read more
Blogged Wed Aug 27, 2014 by kathrinekreger Remodel & Renovate Going Green How To...
Tim Johnson, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Tim Johnson answered:
have anyone had experience dealing complaints to the contractors board? my contractor is not performing. Please share your experience and advise.
It sounds like you just got unlucky hiring a bad contractor. Some good advice is to ask the contractor for references of past people who they worked for. What exactly is it that he's do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 30, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
saaveri_11, Home Owner in San Jose, CA
saaveri_11 answered:
How much does it cost to add arond 500 sft to the existing 1200 house in san jose, CA area?
Hello Pankaj, Were you able to add a room? Could you please share with us how much it costed you? we are looking into adding a family room of ~400sqft. Thanks Hema.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 95129
Lynne Tran, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Home automation is becoming more sophisticated and affordable. Homeowners increasingly add it for convenience, energy saving and resale value. Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 10, 2014 by Lynne Tran Remodel & Renovate
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Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Building a new house in West San Jose.
If you have an architect drawn up a completed design. You can probably narrow the contractors to a lot of less. Roofing materials specification(tile, composition shingle, solar reflec ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed May 28, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 95129
Timber Creek…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Timber Creek Construction answered:
I want to add a bathroom in the existing structure of my home. How much will it cost to get it permitted?
Have you found anyone to take care of this project for you?
If not feel free to contact me.
I can give you a line item estimate for every single item that will be used in the additio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 95129
kathrinekreg…, Home Owner in Pleasant Grove, UT
Heating and cooling a home can cost a pretty penny, but by following a few tips, a home can experience optimal heating and cooling with a fraction of the expense and effort. Time The time to heat and… Read more
Blogged Thu Mar 6, 2014 by kathrinekreger Remodel & Renovate Going Green
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Kevin P. McD…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Kevin P. McDonough answered:
I bought a home in San Jose 95132. Its an old house. How long does it take to get permits for to add recessed lighting ?
The permit can be obtained by either yourself or a contractor and is a relatively straightforward process.
The length of the job will depend on the complexity and contractor.
When the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 22, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
Jerry Zang, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Jerry Zang answered:
need to build a new house around 6000 sf in los altos hill. It is flat land. main house 4 b/4 1/2 bath, 3 car garage. in-law unit:2b/2bath. how much?
I Knew some licensed contractors can do it around $150/sqft with permit.
Please feel free to reach me at 408-930-4684
Jerry Zang
Realtor
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 24, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Cambrian
Bahia Fear, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Bahia Fear answered:
How do I find out what was the home prices in Santa Clara in July, 1973?
Hi Julie,

Another avenue to explore is the Assessor's Office. They provide more recent data online but you may want to call and see if they have archived data on the property includi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 27, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA answered:
How much does it cost to add a 500 sft to a 2300 sft house room in the Warner Robins GA. area?
I'm not familiar with GA but locally building a new house will run roughly $250 per sq ft. or higher if you aren't careful. Adding a bedroom will normally be much cheaper than adding a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 15, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 95129
Dana Lindberg, Both Buyer and Seller in Phoenix, AZ
Dana Lindberg answered:
203K contractors
It is good to use a licensed and experienced 203k contractor. This ensures that your work conforms with the 203k guidelines.


For more details about 203k loan, visit www.cfs203k.com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 15, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
J.R. Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
J.R. Thrasher answered:
Do we need a city permit to extend our living room 8 ft into our front yard ? the house is in San Jose, CA
Yes....always.

J.R. Thrasher
www.SanDiegoRealEstateVeterans.com
619-929-0105
1 vote Share Flag Thu Sep 5, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in San Jose
thuy_singer, Home Owner in San Jose, CA
thuy_singer answered:
How much does it cost to add 1000sq.ft to the existing home?
what is the cost of the city plan check fee in san jose ca for 499sf addition?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 25, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 95129
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