The Neighborhood You Buy in Matters

5 Ways the Neighborhood You Buy in Matters

We all hope our homes will hold their value over time, but in the short-term, home values often fluctuate up or down depending on a myriad of factors. Much of the value of a home correlates with the neighborhood and surrounding area in which it is located. Find out 5 ways that the area in which you buy has an affect on your home’s value.

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Modernize Kitchen and Bathrooms

5 Upgrades that Can Increase the Value of Your Home

Improving your home is the most logical first step toward maximizing the financial value of your home, since keeping things up-to-date is the only way that the home gains short-term value. The key is keeping the home in a position of maximum value to potential buyers, regardless of whether you are considering selling now or in the future. To optimize your investment, review these five home upgrades that can increase the value of your home.

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Dangers of an Overpriced Home

Dangers of Over-Pricing Your Home

You’ve decided to put your house on the market. You’ve given it a lot of thought, weighed the pros and cons. You’ve talked with your family and together you’ve determined that now is the time.

Before the “For Sale” sign is placed in your front yard, you have some more decisions to make. Possibly the most important is the list price of your house. How much are you hoping to get for your home? What’s fair and reasonable in this market? And what are the risks of pricing your home too high?

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Home Improvements: Why You Should Make Them Now

5 Reasons to Invest in Home Improvement Now

With the end of the recession nowhere in sight, you may have pushed those home improvements and renovations you’ve been wanting to make to the bottom of your priority list.However, now might actually be the best time to invest money in your home. Here are five reasons why you should start tackling your home improvements today, way before you even think about selling.

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Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal to Increase Its Resale Value

How to Increase the Resale Value of Your Home

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you’re undoubtedly thinking about the sale price of your home, too. If you don’t know already, you’re probably wondering what your home is worth. Maybe you’ve talked to a Realtor, he’s done a market analysis and come back to you with a suggested sale price. Are you happy with that price? If you’d like to add a few more dollars, here are some things you can do to increase the re-sale value of your home.

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Home Improvement: What It Really Costs and How to Do It Wisely

If you think spending $30,000 on a home remodeling project will increase the value of your home by $30,000, stop now before you spend a dime. The money you spend on a remodel rarely increases the value of your home dollar for dollar. Before you start spending, find out what types of remodeling projects add value to your home, how much remodeling projects add to your home’s value and how to plan an efficient and cost effective remodeling project.

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