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Sanette Tanaka / The Wall Street Journal / April 25, 2013
‘Sexy’ renovations like gourmet kitchens rarely recoup the construction costs when it comes time to sell the home, a report finds
A home renovation typically comes with clouds of plaster dust and piles of construction debris. Is it all worth it?
Yes, if the remodeling project ultimately makes life easier and more beautiful. But maybe not when it comes time to sell.
Lower-cost home-improvement projects that enhance the curb appeal are most likely to see construction costs recouped in a resale, according to research by Remodeling magazine. For example, replacing a home’sRead More
The number of top-tier properties in the U.S. is increasing. Christine Romans explores the benefits of remodeling your home with Remodeling Magazine Editorial Director Sal Alfano.
The 25th edition of the remodeling industry’s most important report contains data that compares construction costs for popular remodeling projects against the share of those costs recovered at resale. In addition to city data, the report includes tables with national and regional averages, as well as complete project descriptions, 3-D images and QuickTime movies for all 35 projects surveyed.
Please click here to visit the official Cost vs. Value Web site for detailed information and to download the report.Read More
Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2012) – REMODELING Magazine will publish the 26th annual Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report January 7, 2013 at www.costvsvalue.com . The REMODELING editorial team moved the report from late November to the beginning of the year to leave the survey in the field longer, which will allow more Realtors to take part. The sought-after report contains data that compares construction costs for popular remodeling projects against the share of those costs recovered at resale. “Lots of remodelingRead More