How to Increase Your Home's Value

Real Estate

Here Are Some Good Ideas in How to Increase Your Home's Value

Listed below is a list of projects (average cost recouped, national) according to Realtor Magazine:

Kitchen: minor kitchen remodel (88%) Major kitchen remodel (81%)

Remodeling a Bathroom (85%)

Family room addition (80%)

Master suite Addition (75%)

Adding a Deck (77%)

Adding a Attic bedroom (74%)

Siding replacement (73%)

Window replacement (69%)

Home office (55%)

Here are some other Projects that may increase your home’s value include: Jacuzzi (4 jets or more); permanent hot tub; in-ground pool; security system; sprinkler system; substantial out buildings; and vaulted ceilings.

Some items that may not add value to your house: above-ground pool; ceiling fans; garden pond; and light fixtures.

l When you embark on a remodel have the mass appeal in mind.

l Always use durable, quality materials.

l It is best to keep the value of your property within 15 to 20 percent of your neighbors, you don't won't to price yourself out of the neighborhood.