I went to Google today, just for fun, to find out what people were saying about Home Improvement that increases the resale value of your home. Near the top of the list I found THIS ARTICLE from HGTV.com about the value of your home and home improvement projects. The best tip that I found in the article was the first one. Spend an hour with a pro.
Now I know that you probably are thinking that saying that is self serving on my part. It is, to a degree. But it is also the truth. Each day we see lots of homes. We see lots of people buying them. And we see what they like and are willing to pay more for. We also see many home improvement projects that cost people money and yet actually reduce the value of the home.
Have a home improvement project (whether or not you are planning to sell right now)? Here are some things to consider. Does it raise the value of my home? Does it narrow the pool of potential buyers to my home or make it where more people would be inclined to want it? Does it over-price my home for my neighborhood because my home would cost too much considering the location? Would a home that already had the amenities that I am considering...located in a different neighborhood be a better financial move? These are the kinds of real estate and homes questions that I can help you with.
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