22 days ago on 04/30/2017 at 5:37 PM
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Has anyone ever done a full addition on top of a brick ranch within Park Ridge? Curious to hear what it's cost people who have.

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22 days ago on 04/30/2017 at 5:41 PM

We had someone draw plans and price it out. We opted to just buy a bigger house.

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22 days ago on 04/30/2017 at 5:45 PM

As an attorney I've seen some contracts. Looking at $175-$275 depending on finishes and whether you reconfigure the main floor or bump out.

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22 days ago on 04/30/2017 at 5:47 PM

Very rough estimate on construction cost right now would be $180/ sqft So if you want to add 1000 sqft of space roughly 180k Obviously cheaper or more expensive taste will make that fluctuate.

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22 days ago on 04/30/2017 at 5:54 PM

As someone who has a brother whose a architect/structural engineer it really would be cheaper to buy another house unless your really attached to it.

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21 days ago on 04/30/2017 at 6:31 PM

Sylvia Bujak Mallon

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21 days ago on 04/30/2017 at 7:20 PM

Chicago or Park Ridge ?

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21 days ago on 04/30/2017 at 7:44 PM

Last quote i got was 100K. I asked, but you haven't even seen what I want? guy told me, I do so many, it will be 100K. kind of a dick, but he was right, close to 100K, but you get the tax break for 10 eyars, but then watch out. you won't be bale to afford the taxes and will have a hard time selling with high taxes for "old" house. it sucks because millenials want an old house perfect and nearly free. don't do it.

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21 days ago on 04/30/2017 at 7:48 PM

$100K finished? Not these days. I have one going up now

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21 days ago on 04/30/2017 at 8:17 PM

Lynda-Ashley Mueller PM me if you have questions. We have a brick ranch and put on a 2nd floor addtion and gutted the entire first floor and finsihed the basement. We started in Sept of 2010 and were done in May of 2011. I have pics to show you also. Before/After.

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21 days ago on 04/30/2017 at 9:26 PM

As someone who is trying to sell a house that was added on to, it sucks. I strongly suggest you don't do it right now. and it is not for the upfront cost, it is the long run cost and the beat the price so bad when it comes to time to sell

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21 days ago on 04/30/2017 at 9:46 PM

We got a quote for 175-225k. We opted to finish the basement instead.

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21 days ago on 05/01/2017 at 6:34 AM

Lizzette Velasquez

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