The Best and Worst Remodeling Projects to Take-On in 2016
The No. 1 indoor improvement that upped the value of a home was a total (or even partial) kitchen area remodel. According to the NAR/NARI report, that’s the remodeling that has the most appealing to home buyers, as well as the biggest increase seen to affect resale value.
Worst Indoor Remodel: Closet Renovation
Among the lowest-scoring indoor makeover projects is storage room renovations or closets. Just 1 percent of Realtors said a new closet room helped them close the deal on a sale. That said, there investment is smaller around $3,500 on average and not really expensive to do this upgrade. Realtors estimate you’ll recuperate over fifty percent of the expenses you take into it in the sale.
Best Outdoor Improvement Project: New Roof
When it involves the outside of the home, buyers evidently value architectural over ornamental enhancements to the inside. The No. 1 outside renovation was a brand-new roof, as virtually one-third of Realtors remarked that this project helped them close a sale on a house. In turn, this is a remodeling project that nearly pays itself with a better return on investment ROI.
Obtaining a new roof may cost around $7,600 on average, while the return on your investment averages around $8,000 or higher. Not seen is this figure is the money savings from a house that sells faster too. A home with a new roof is easier to market and has better odds of selling in a timely manner marketed correctly.
Worst Exterior Remodelling: New Fiberglass or Steel Front Door
Meanwhile, the lowest-scoring outside redesign was upgrading the front door. A slim 1 percent of Realtors claimed this renovation helped cinch a deal for them– although about 75 percent of the value of this task can be recovered. A brand-new steel or fiberglass front door runs around $2,000 to 2,500, according to my research.
The bottom line: Since home improvement jobs can cost several thousand bucks, make sure you do what is right for your home to sell. Unless it’s an extremely small project it pays to hire a professional. Also, don’t hesitate to bargain with contractors to help decrease your overall investment or expenses. Consumer Reports discovered in a recent survey of contractors that 96 percent said they would be willing to negotiate the price of a job.
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