Looking to sell? Upgrades that deliver the most value (cost vs. value)

These Upgrades Deliver the Best Value

There’s no doubt that home improvement projects can add significant value to your home, but not all upgrades are a worthwhile investment. While some projects will basically pay for themselves, others won’t even get close — coming in at a loss.

If you want to improve your home’s aesthetic while also boosting its value for a future sale, you’ll want to choose your projects carefully. Make sure to heed these stats before deciding which ones to tackle.

Highest ROI Home Improvement Projects

Your best bet: Focus on curb appeal. Upgrades to exterior areas saw serious growth over the last year. Wood deck additions, stone veneer installation and new garage doors offer the highest return on your investment.

  1. Garage Door Replacement: Average Cost $3,470 | Cost Recouped 98.3 percent
  2. Manufactured Stone Veneer: Average Cost $8,221 | Cost Recouped 97.1 percent
  3. Steel Entry Door Replacement: Average Cost $1,471 | Cost Recouped 91.3 percent
  4. Wood Deck Addition: Average Cost $10,950 | Cost Recouped 82.8 percent.

Lowest ROI Home Improvement Projects:

What projects might be best to skip? On average, backyard patios, master suite additions and major kitchen remodels net low returns.

  1. Backyard Patio: Average Cost $54,130 | Cost Recouped 47.6 percent
  2. Master Suite Addition: Average Cost $256,229 | Cost Recouped 48.3 percent
  3. Major Kitchen Remodel: Average Cost $125,721 | Cost Recouped 53.5 percent
  4. Bathroom Addition: Average Cost $83,869 | Cost Recouped 54.6 percent

As you can see, there’s a pretty big difference in the projects that deliver and the ones that just don’t measure up. Make sure to do your research and choose your home improvement projects carefully before moving forward — especially if you plan to sell your home down the line.

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How to get your home ready to sell

Prepping and staging a house. Every seller wants their home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Does that sound good to you? Well, it’s not luck that makes that happen. It’s careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers scurrying for their checkbooks. Here is how to prep a house and turn it into an irresistible and marketable home.

This excerpt from the balance.com

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Millennials can’t catch a break

Many young workers today find that home prices are rising faster than their pay, making it harder for them to set aside the cash they need for the purchase, studies show.

The typical first-time home buyer today purchases a house that costs 2.6 times his or her annual income, according to a report released by Zillow this week. In the 1970s, new home buyers found homes that cost about 1.7 times their annual pay, the study found.The shift means that people need bigger down payments to make the transition to home ownership. At the same time, they face obstacles that make it harder for them to save, such as student loan bills, higher rent costs and more expensive child care.People have to strive for more expensive homes today than they did in the past because home prices have appreciated over time while wages have stayed mostly flat, says Svenja Gudell, chief economist for Zillow. “We’re seeing that first-time home buyers are renting for longer,” Gudell says. “Homes are more expensive so it takes them a while to get to that stage in their life.”

This excerpt taken from NJ Real Estate Report.

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