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Things You Think Add Value to Your Home... But Really Don't


Blog by Sara Kalke | October 3rd, 2010


Thinking of renovating, but not sure where to put your dollars?  Every day I see homes with various upgrades, and my buyers often come up with the same questions, such as: why is the kitchen upgraded, but the walls desperately need new paint?  Why install new laminate flooring in the bedrooms, but leave stained, used carpet in the living room?  Sometimes the most simple upgrades and a little bit of elbow grease go a long way in terms of how much a buyer is willing to pay, and how long a property sits on the market.

If you're embarking on a project and want an outside opinion on how it will add to your home's resale value, call me anytime; I'd be happy to help.

Here is a great article that I was forwarded - there are some great general tips on what home renos to avoid if you'd like to get the most our of your hard-earned cash:

http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/personal-finance/article/yfinance/1851/things-you-think-add-value-to-your-home---but-really-dont

And by the way, I'm never too busy for any of your referrals!

-Sara
Cell: 780-710-7669