Since I've been batting a zero on my previous guesses, I thought I'd ask the experts before I get too deep.
My parents have made an offer on a small house in N.Cal that was originally about 1100 sqft but is now 1500 because the previous owner has added rooms like he was attaching Leggo parts. Not only are the rooms tiny and ugly and done without permits, but a lot of it still has raw sheetrock exposed and two of them join to the main house by sliding glass doors (that used to go outside).
You have to be at the very bottom of the market in CA to not call this a tear down.
In Kansas, they'd use it to store hay
I was told that its "much cheaper" to tear down than to build. Ofcourse, I had visions of taking a hammer to the walls myself like I've seen them do on HGTV
..but is that realistic? I don't think theres any plumbing to worry about but I know I can't tear up electrical wiring etc..
Can anyone tell me what does it cost to have rooms torn down professionally?