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Home Remodeling and Renovations in Charlotte: Cost vs. Value

Home remodeling and renovations in Charlotte for specific areas of any single family home is a great way for homeowners to get more beauty and functionality from their property at the expense of someone else’s money. By remodeling yourself many owners can enjoy those benefits until they are ready to sell.  By picking the right remodeling and renovations to enhance the living space, a significant part of the expenses can be passed down to the future homeowners by increasing the sales price to recover the improvement costs.

Minneapolis Home Remodelers 2014 Cost Vs Value Report by Hanley Wood

Think Before Building

The ROI (return on investment) of a renovation project is a local market characteristics’ function. This means that it is the condition of the real estate market during the time the property is sold and the overall quality of the work carried out. On average and historically, specific projects, such as adding a additions, bathroom and kitchen upgrades, as well as window replacement, seem to offer the greatest return on investment regardless of the location of the property or the state of the property market.

Consider the Location

When looking over any kind of project, it is important to ensure that the improvements being made are appropriate for the particular kind of local property area and dwelling. Homeowners make a common mistake of improving their home to a well above average condition as compared to neighboring houses. The buyers are usually attracted to any particular neighborhoods due to the nearby services and due to the fact that the houses in that area trade in their price range.

Despite the fact that a home improved well above all other properties nearby might still get the same or a bit more interest as compared to the other homes being marketed, it is unlikely that the home will get a premium more than the average due to the additional improvements.

It’s All About the Value

While a remodeling project is being contemplated, homeowners need to take into account the value they will be receiving from their project over any cost recovery which might be available from the sale. What’s more, while contemplating changes that are equally useful, homeowners also need to research the local guides on real estate for determining the specific projects that will be most likely to pay for themselves. Of course, apart from all of this, you definitely need to keep in mind that bigger isn’t always necessarily better. As such, spend wisely as spending big will not always ensure you get a greater amount of value.

Cost vs Value Report

Annually annual report compares cost vs value for 36 of the most common home improvement projects for 102 markets around the country.  Best of all its Free and can be found here:


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