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Aug. 1, 2019

Home Improvements with High ROI

Is your house a little dated? Do you want to make some improvements or upgrades but also want to make sure that you get the best bang for your buck if you decide to sell? Not all home improvements bring a good return on investment when selling, so unless the improvement is simply for your own style and enjoyment, choosing projects with higher ROI just makes sense.

Home Improvements with High ROI

  •   Add square footage – The best return on investment is adding space. Converting an attic or basement into a family room, adding a room or bathroom or even installing a garden room or outside kitchen will bring solid returns when selling.

  •   Bathroom and Kitchens – Remodeling a bathroom or kitchen will always bring more than their cost when selling. Create simple and soothing environments where a future owner can imagine themselves using and avoid heavy period-style cabinetry and surfaces.

  •   Doors and Windows – Upgraded doors and windows can really add impact to a room. Not only do current options save energy, they come in a wide variety of styles and finishes to accentuate the space.

  •   Garage Doors – If you have an old or weathered garage door, this is a relatively inexpensive way to dress up your home.

  •   Paint – Fresh paint is inexpensive and makes the home appear new and modern. Choose calm tones which compliment any décor.

    Regardless of whether you’re considering a weekend project or a major remodel,understanding the return on your investment can help you make the best choice for your project. Home improvements can be costly and if you’re considering listing your home for salein the future, make sure you can recapture your cost.

Posted in Remodeling
July 31, 2017

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We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.

Posted in Market Updates