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To Build New or Remodel

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The house is too small, too cramped, or maybe the layout isn’t working anymore. Time for the age old question in real estate: Should you build new or remodel? Truth is there is no one-size-fits-all answer. It goes beyond construction costs; there are many things one needs to consider. The most important issue is location. Is staying in your current neighborhood important to you, and, if so, does the kind of home you want exist in that neighborhood? If not, can you legally create that ideal home on your budget? The second major question is budget: Is it more economical…

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Historic Home Purchase Evaluation

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Should you be considering the purchase of a historic home and need a professional assessment of the overall condition of the property and the approximate cost of both the necessary and “wish list” items for renovations, we offer a valuable service to assist buyers. The service consists of: Schedule a site visit to one or more potential properties that are being considered for purchase. Perform an overview inspection of the general health of the structure and indicate any major problems or areas that would require repair. Discuss what areas you would like to change or renovate. Discuss possible additions to…

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Partial Second Floor Addition

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Cramped for space, need to expand, or improving your existing floor plan? One solution would be to add a partial second floor addition. This type of renovation can be done by building over a garage, family room, sun room, or raising the roof, converting an attic and / or adding dormers of several types. Often this method also includes reconfiguring some portion of the existing floor plan to improve the overall use of space and traffic pattern. As we proceed through the design phase of the process, the task is to design the second floor extension to be in harmony…

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