How to Increase Your Home's Value
Project (average cost recouped, national) according to Realtor Magazine:
Minor kitchen remodel (88%)
Bathroom remodel (85%)
Major kitchen remodel (81%)
Family room addition (80%)
Deck addition (77%)
Master suite (75%)
Attic bedroom (74%)
Siding replacement (73%)
Window replacement (69%)
Home office (55%)
Projects that may increase your home’s value include: Jacuzzi Tubs with 4 or more jets; permanent hot tub; in-ground pool; security system; indoor fire sprinkler system; substantial out buildings or detached garage; and vaulted ceilings.
These projects may not add value to your house: above-ground pool; ceiling fans; garden pond; and light fixtures.
* Remodel with mass appeal in mind.
* Use durable, quality materials.
* Keep the value of your property within 15 to 20 percent of your neighbors’.
Be sure to check with your local building department and apply for the necessary building permits on your remodel projects.
If you are thinking of listing your home in our area, feel free to call us for a free consultation regarding the pricing of your home.