Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Improvement,NC http://www.zillow.com/advice/NC/home-ownership-home-improvement/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Expand Up or Out? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Expand-Up-or-Out/577735/ Can anyone tell me if it is less expensive to add a second level to a Ranch Style home or expand out (into the backyard)? I have heard both... Also, can you tell me a rough estimate for renovation in Raleigh, NC? $100/SF? $150/SF?<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Expand-Up-or-Out/577735/ 2015-03-04T17:34:00Z Not fair VALUE http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-fair-VALUE/571757/ I put driveway in I put in heat pump put siding on house, new roof, fenced back yard redid kitchen and washroom and also made living room large...I have spent alot of money on this house and your estimate cant be FAIR AT ALL.<br \><br \>6 replies Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-fair-VALUE/571757/ 2015-01-10T00:18:00Z Does putting a fence on your property, increase the value? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-putting-a-fence-on-your-property-increase-the-value/290889/ I have been doing a lot of research about this question.&nbsp; I have gotten information from both sides.&nbsp; Some saying&nbsp;adding a fence&nbsp;does increase the property and others saying it doesn't really doesn't.&nbsp; <br/><br/>I am very interested to hear what others in our local market have to say about it.<br \><br \>13 replies Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-putting-a-fence-on-your-property-increase-the-value/290889/ 2009-10-23T14:56:00Z What is the most economical way to supply heat/air to a house that will be rented? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-most-economical-way-to-supply-heat-air-to-a-house-that-will-be-rented/539286/ I have a home which has only window air conditoners and no heat. &nbsp;There is a natural gas line going to the house which used to have a floor furnace. &nbsp;The floor furnance has been taken out and the floor finished over the &nbsp;furnace hole.<br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 05 May 2014 02:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-most-economical-way-to-supply-heat-air-to-a-house-that-will-be-rented/539286/ 2014-05-05T02:24:00Z Last week I entered all the changes made to my home after I purchased it. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Last-week-I-entered-all-the-changes-made-to-my-home-after-I-purchased-it/528648/ However Zillow did not make any changes to the value of the home. I have added over $75,000.00 in upgrades to this home and the price does not reflect any changes Why not? Howard Eidel<br \><br \>1 reply Sun, 16 Feb 2014 15:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Last-week-I-entered-all-the-changes-made-to-my-home-after-I-purchased-it/528648/ 2014-02-16T15:53:00Z See attached, below. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/See-attached-below/528318/ I have added the amount of Renovations made to the home purchased in 2010 and it amounts to over $90,000.00, can't this be added to the estimate.<br/>Prior to me buying this home nothing was ever done to the home. I have mentioned to you all the changes but if you need me to itemize the changes and the amount paid I will do that, please advise. <a href="mailto:h.eidel@Hotmail.com" rel="nofollow">h.eidel@Hotmail.com</a><br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/See-attached-below/528318/ 2014-02-13T14:41:00Z how much should i expect to pay for concrete delivered per cubic yard http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-should-i-expect-to-pay-for-concrete-delivered-per-cubic-yard/521663/ 2 replies Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-should-i-expect-to-pay-for-concrete-delivered-per-cubic-yard/521663/ 2013-12-15T15:37:00Z I was represented on the buyers side of a new home purchase from a firm named "Lawrie Lawrence Real http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-was-represented-on-the-buyers-side-of-a-new-home-purchase-from-a-firm-named-Lawrie-Lawrence-Real/512130/ see above question. details will follow for approval by the Zillow team should this be an option which I hope will be seriously considered.&nbsp;<br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-was-represented-on-the-buyers-side-of-a-new-home-purchase-from-a-firm-named-Lawrie-Lawrence-Real/512130/ 2013-09-20T14:41:00Z How is the Construction Quality determined? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-the-Construction-Quality-determined/505013/ 2 replies Sat, 03 Aug 2013 04:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-the-Construction-Quality-determined/505013/ 2013-08-03T04:08:00Z Eliminating tub in master bath and replacing with large shower. Good or bad idea? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Eliminating-tub-in-master-bath-and-replacing-with-large-shower-Good-or-bad-idea/179135/ 50 replies Fri, 19 Dec 2008 03:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Eliminating-tub-in-master-bath-and-replacing-with-large-shower-Good-or-bad-idea/179135/ 2008-12-19T03:15:00Z how many sq ft in a 27' round area http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-many-sq-ft-in-a-27%27-round-area/482548/ 4 replies Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-many-sq-ft-in-a-27%27-round-area/482548/ 2013-03-12T19:15:00Z Bamboo flooring: engineered or solid? (solid, I think). Installation a problem (using acontractor)? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bamboo-flooring-engineered-or-solid-solid-I-think-Installation-a-problem-using-acontractor/476695/ I'm redoing my kitchen and considering bamboo flooring. &nbsp;I like the look and the sustainability of the harvest, but my designer has warned against it because of the softness of the material (denting) and the difficulty of installation if using "carbonized" bamboo. &nbsp;She says it can crack on installation. &nbsp;I'm wondering if it's the installer or is it really that difficult? &nbsp;I've heard some bamboos are softer.<br/>Any other advice on bamboo kitchen floors is appreciated.<br/>Thanks!<br/><br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 31 Jan 2013 02:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bamboo-flooring-engineered-or-solid-solid-I-think-Installation-a-problem-using-acontractor/476695/ 2013-01-31T02:57:00Z Will a pool increase my property value? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-pool-increase-my-property-value/412206/ I am thinking of having&nbsp;a&nbsp;gunite in ground swimming pool installed in&nbsp;my backyard. Will that increase my property value? The&nbsp;pool will cost around $38,000 compleated package.&nbsp;The backyard will not grow lawn due to direct sun&nbsp;heat and the property is challenging to begin with. What do you advise?<br \><br \>13 replies Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-pool-increase-my-property-value/412206/ 2011-08-18T17:12:00Z Is there a rule of thumb for figuring a budget for a kitchen renovation? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-rule-of-thumb-for-figuring-a-budget-for-a-kitchen-renovation/449230/ I plan to stay in my 1600 sqft 3 BR 2 Bath ranch house for at least 5 more years. &nbsp;<br \><br \>6 replies Sun, 01 Jul 2012 16:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-rule-of-thumb-for-figuring-a-budget-for-a-kitchen-renovation/449230/ 2012-07-01T16:37:00Z I want to add 400 square feet onto my home. I live in Richmond County, NC. I want to add to my one http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-add-400-square-feet-onto-my-home-I-live-in-Richmond-County-NC-I-want-to-add-to-my-one/439018/ 0 replies Sat, 14 Apr 2012 15:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-add-400-square-feet-onto-my-home-I-live-in-Richmond-County-NC-I-want-to-add-to-my-one/439018/ 2012-04-14T15:57:00Z You show only $285K online. How do we correct ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/You-show-only-285K-online-How-do-we-correct/400476/ Recent refi and appraiser did full inspection and comparison with other nearby homes. My value is $340k and your estimate is off by $50+K. How does that get resolve in Zillow?<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 25 May 2011 17:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/You-show-only-285K-online-How-do-we-correct/400476/ 2011-05-25T17:48:00Z Any help locating copper mainfolds in a house plumbed using PEX? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-help-locating-copper-mainfolds-in-a-house-plumbed-using-PEX/425028/ Does anyone have any experience or recommendations for how to find all copper mainfolds in a house (all buttoned up and several years after completion)?<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 06 Dec 2011 23:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-help-locating-copper-mainfolds-in-a-house-plumbed-using-PEX/425028/ 2011-12-06T23:19:00Z How do I add improvements in my home description? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-add-improvements-in-my-home-description/423780/ 2 replies Wed, 23 Nov 2011 02:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-add-improvements-in-my-home-description/423780/ 2011-11-23T02:24:00Z Hot water pressure to the kitchen has gotten really bad over the last few weeks. Any suggestions? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hot-water-pressure-to-the-kitchen-has-gotten-really-bad-over-the-last-few-weeks-Any-suggestions/313841/ 8 replies Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hot-water-pressure-to-the-kitchen-has-gotten-really-bad-over-the-last-few-weeks-Any-suggestions/313841/ 2010-01-11T19:21:00Z Can we lay laimnate hardwood in the living room & kitchen, but keep the dining room real hardwood? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ We want to tear up the carpet &amp; vinyl floor in the living room &amp; kitchen. We want to install laminate hardwood&nbsp;(we have 2 dogs). We would like to keep the real hardwoods in the dining room. But will laminate next to hardwoods look ok?<br \><br \>23 replies Sat, 12 Mar 2011 15:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ 2011-03-12T15:09:00Z