Home Improvements: That Will Pay-Off for Resale

If you are getting ready to sell your home, or will sell your home in the future here are some great tips.  Maintenance to your home and some upgrades will greatly improve your resale value as well as saleability. Having a updated home is crucial in the current real estate market, especially since we are still in a recovery state. "2012 shows signs of an improving housing market as the U.S. economy continues its forward-moving yet slow road to recovery. Although there are economists projecting housing prices will decline further, aided by distressed property sales that sell at a greater discount, these prices are expected to rebound considerably later in the year and continue into 2013." - Keller Williams Realty

Here are some suggested improvements from Real Simple magazine that do & don't pay off for resale.

Improvements that do pay-off:

  • Painting (Interior & Exterior)
  • Adding Siding
  • Building a deck or patio
  • Updating a kitchen
  • Replacing windows
  • Modifying a bathroom
  • Landscaping
  • Installing central-air
  • Remodeling a basement

Home Improvements that DO NOT pay off:

  • Home office (if you convert a bedroom to an office)
  • Concrete patio
  • Bold counter-tops (such as green marble or granite)
  • Tennis & basketball courts
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting

Please contact us at Deb Reinhart Interior Design Group for advise on your home remodeling project.  Having a trained professional will help get the most out of your remodeling project.