The only online public source that I am aware of is the Santa Clara County Assessor's office:
They keep reducing the amount of information they make publicly available. The local multiple listing service records do not go back that far. Visiting the county recorder would give you access to more information than is available online.
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San Jose home values can be viewed at http://julianalee.com/san-jose/san-jose-statistics.htm
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It first depends on whether you need more than $35,000 from the loan for repairs. If less, then their are no special requirements. If more, and you are referring to the contractor who does the work, you can use any contractor who has not been barred from receiving money from a government entity. These are rare and you would not want to use one anyway. Such contractors appear on a black list that the bank will check when you are submitting the loan application.
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Thank you, for your question Pankaj:
I recommend that you get bids from at least 3 licensed contractors. The amount of money that it will cost depends on what you want in the room addition.
Recently, one of my clients asked for bids for a 400 square foot room addition for his home. The bids that he received were in the range of $35,000 to $45,000.
Because the room addition that you are asking about is 100 square feet larger than the room addition that my client was looking for, I expect that your bids will be a bit more than that. Also, in the case of my client, the roof tie in, heating and cooling system, and the type of foundation desired were significant factors in the amount of the bids. I expect those will be significant factors in the case of your room addition as well. .
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Suggest you contact contractors the questions. Based on what you described you have not even described foundation, structure etc. After you speak to the first contractor you will have more questions than answers. You need to learn about set back distance etc, city planning dept is the first place I start
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It depends. For one, it has to be heated to be counted. Also, to be legal, it was be permitted by the governing agency. Otherwise, it would be illegal and in worst case, needs to be removed
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You seem to be very interested in that home. I suggest you knock on the door and ask the home owners. They are going to be a good resource for you.
You can also contact the Listing agent
or the Buyer's Agent
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No. I wouldn't ask an agent in Fresno about remodeling costs in San Jose. I posted my question under the forum titled, "Remodel and Renovate". You don't have to answer but nor do you need to be insulting and snarky. I expect there are people who may be knowledgeable, including agents if they care to answer, about this question.... more
I suggest you go review your options right away. It depends on many factors and may not be a smooth road.
The risk are does he have subcontractors who have not been paid and will they too also lien your house? Did you sign anything in your contract with him stating that he could lien your house? Have you made payments to him with the statement on the check for the work completed? Have you made payments to him AND the subcontractor? Or just to him. Have you posted a Stop Work Notice on your property?
These things can get messy. You may want to go to the Better Business Bureau, the State Licensing Contractor's Board and get on top of this right away. Since I'm not an attorney I can not give legal advise and you may need that as well.... more
You'll want a contractor that specializes in the type of remodel you're doing. For example, a contractor that does custom remodels of high end homes is not the same contractor you'll want for a flip. What are you trying to do and what's the end goal?... more