Home Upgrades with the Lowest ROI

File these six home upgrades under wish fulfillment, not value investment. Life is a balancing act, and upgrading your home is no different. Some upgrades, like a kitchen remodel or an additional bathroom, typically add value to your home. Others, like putting in a pool, provide little dollar return on your investment. Of course, homeowning …

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Are Eco-Friendly Home Features Worth It?

Eco Friendly Home Features Green houses and features are becoming an increasingly popular must-have item on homebuyers’ lists, but not every eco-friendly aspect will pay for itself when it comes to selling your house. There are quite a few eco-friendly items that positively influence potential homebuyers’s opinions about your home: Rain catchment Energy efficient windows …

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Create a Pet-Friendly Home

Make pet-friendly landscaping, design and material choices A pet-friendly home is not just a fun and safe space for your pet, but also a space that can stand up to…the kinds of things pets do to houses. Making pet-friendly choices in landscaping, design, and the materials you use will ensure that both you and your …

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Home features that buyers value

If you are a home buyer, what do you value (and possibly are willing to pay more for) in a potential home? According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2013 Profile of Buyers’ Home Features Preferences, as highlighted in CAR’s infographic below, there are a number of things that attract home buyers to a home. …

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