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Monthly Market Update - Capital District
Which Home Improvements Pay off ?
If you're thinking about sinking some money into home improvement projects this year, keep a few things in mind.
1.What you'll get back on your investment depends on the value of your house & the value of houses in your immediate neighborhood.
2.The housing market where you live.
3.How soon you sell after making improvements.
4.The quality of the project itself.
Installing a $10,000 stove in a $200,000 house, for example, "just doesn't compute," says Ron Phipps. Nor does it make sense to update your kitchen if your house is the only house in the neighborhood with just one bathroom. Here, the scoop on home improvements that will give you the biggest bang for your buck:Basic maintenance, such as the roof and exterior painting, are frequently more important than an awesome kitchen
According to Remodeling Magazine (http://www.remodeling.hw.net/) you're less likely to recoup your investment in a major kitchen or bathroom remodel than you are to get back what you spend on basic home maintenance such as new siding. Siding replacement recouped 92.8 percent of its cost, according to the study.
That's not to say that granite counters and steam showers don't pay off; kitchen and bathroom remodels continue to be two of the best investments you can make in your house. "They're always right up there at the top of the list," says Alfano. "They're the big, sexy rooms that new home builders splurge on, so when buyers are shopping around that's what they want in an existing home, too."
However.. most important....
Curb appeal, Curb appeal , Curb appeal
"If all your remodeling is on the inside but the outside of the house is challenging, you'll never have a chance to even show the inside."
Even in hot housing markets, the old saw holds true: "If people drive by your home and are not impressed they're not going to walk inside," says Dick Gaylord, who has sold real estate for 27 years.
"If I were going to spend money on a property, I would really work on making sure the curb appeal is strong," says realtor Ron Phipps. Phipps suggests adding a front porch to create interest to the exterior of a flat house, for instance. "You really want to convey a sense of welcome,".
Curb appeal is a major reason that siding replacement ranks so highly on the Cost vs. Value report, says editor Sal Alfano. Replacement siding also offers the added value of being low maintenance, an important issue for cost-conscious buyers.
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