renovation: Older homes + Grounded outlets Upstairs..... - 02/23/16 12:06 AM
It comes up in so many home inspections--even when there is a "complete" renovation. The downstairs outlets are grounded but for some reason the upstairs outlets never seem to be. What should the buyers' realtor do? The sellers won't rip out the upstairs drywall (or plaster!) and redo the wiring. It is not reasonable to ask them to. The best you can hope for is running wiring across the outside of the wall and installing a big clunky recepticle to sit on top of the wall. That is fine if you need to plug in an air conditioner ...or a clothes … (0 comments)

renovation: I'm Ready to KILL The Property Brothers.... - 11/05/14 10:53 PM
I got rid of cable so I have never seen their show. I did read about them in the NY Times.  I hate them because they give my clients crazy expectations. Buyers walk in every house and they want to knock down walls and redo everything--just like The Property Brothers. I'm going crazy!
I would love to have magic like that old TV show "Bewitched." I'd wriggle my nose and redo kitchens and baths and floors and finishes. It would be so fun! In the real world, with no time lapse photography, reconstruction is challenge after challenge. Do It Yourself is … (3 comments)

renovation: Video Home Security Recommendations???? - 08/12/14 04:16 AM
My client is buying a fixer down the street from where she lives now. She wants to downsize and totally renovate the house, while living in her present home. The houses are on street with lots of foot traffic. The next door neighbor is a friend who is home a lot--so she can kind of keep an eye on the vacant house. What say you all? Should the buyer consider a security system? Should she go video--with Comcast or Verizon? 
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