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Real Estate February 10, 2014 at 2:38 pm

DCRA Third Party Inspection

Hello fellow denizens of DC,

We just finished a basement renovation and we need to get the third party inspectors at DCRA inspect the work. Apparently, Pepco needs some paperwork before they can come and close off our electric box.

We’ve been calling and calling DCRA, leaving voicemails, but have not be successful in getting in touch with a real, live person who can help us with the final inspection.

Anyone have any experience getting a third party inspection from DCRA? Any advice you have is really appreciated!


General Discussion June 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Should we just gut the house?

When we bought our Petworth house 3 years ago, we had great plans to renovate it one room at a time, and with as much DIY as possible. But now we have a toddler and another baby on the way, and our kitchen renovation plans have garnered some rather high estimates from contractors (we want to gut it and move a half bath). Which got us thinking…why not just gut the whole house?

Does anyone have any experience in this? I see that flippers gut houses in our neighborhood all the time, but how much would it end up costing us if we don’t want to sell, but rather enjoy the renovated house? Would it be a lot more than $100K for a gut job, new dry wall and perhaps some new floors? (We hate HATE our plaster walls and can’t wait to get rid of them). Other than the half bath move, we don’t have other structural changes to make…

Would love any insight anyone’s got on this… and suggestions of contractors are welcome!

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