Tips for HomeSellers: Hesitate to renovate.
We hear that newly renovated homes are easier sells, and that's true. So is it time to remodel that outmoded kitchen?
Not if you plan to sell soon. According to remodeling surveys, the average renovation project returns only about
two-thirds on investment. For example, a major bathroom remodel costing $15,000 yields about $10,000 in resale value.
The same goes for a major kitchen remodel. In most cases, it would be cheaper to issue credits to buyers or drop your
price a few grand. Lighter jobs like new doors are more practical and return about 85 percent. But feel free to spend a
bit on paint (basic colors), curb appeal and fence replacement to enhance exteriors.
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