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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Home Value is Based on More Than Price and Location | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Survey

People now base home value on much more than just price and location. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices released “its first quarterly Homeowner Sentiment Survey showing that people’s perception of home value in the post-crash era runs much deeper than standard measures of price and location. Today’s property owners and prospective home buyers define value in broader …

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Smart Technology in the Home

How important is technology in the home? Now that the majority of American adults own a smart phone, they seem to also want a smart house, according to this infographic from CAR.org. Smart technology is increasingly becoming a desired aspect of homeowners and home buyers; in fact: 46% want homes setup with smart home technology …

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Social Benefits of Homeownership – Infographic

Owning a home has many perks — but one of the top reasons why homeownership is beneficial is for its social benefits. How does owning real estate help in this way? CAR.org has a great infographic on the reasons: It affects your children positively: homeowner’s children often do better in math and reading, have fewer …

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