Adding Value

Which items will add value to your home and help with resale when the time comes to sell?

The answer is: “Only the ones that future buyers will also want and be willing to pay for.”

As a general rule, choosing the functional over the merely cosmetic and choosing neutral over unusual or exotic will pay at resale. Taste and current trends can also affect the value of an update. Unusual colors have a limited appeal.

Which updates will add the most value to your home?

  • Update your kitchen and/or bathrooms. Whether you need a minor or major remodel, updating the kitchen or bathrooms in your home will yield a high return on investment. Stay timeless with your updates, but also pay attention to trends. 
  • Increase usable space. Add an extra bathroom, upgrade or expand your kitchen and/or master bedroom suite, add more closet space, or convert an unused space to a more functional space, like a spare bedroom to a home office or basement into the ultimate hangout space.
  • Lighten and brighten your rooms. Paint rooms white or with a light color paint to neurtalize your space. Add skylights, windows, or French doors.
  • Revamp the exterior. Updated landscaping will draw in buyers before they even walk through the door. Keep your shrubs, trees, and grass trimmed and tidy. Add a splash of color with vibrant plants or by painting the front door an eye-catching color. Consider a focal point like a flagstone walkway or a water feature. 
51 Properties
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4
Beds
2
Baths
1,516
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3894336
MLS
Investor's dream house! This is a 4 bedroom 2 bath home with over 1500 square feet of living area on a large 1 acre lot!! Great first time owner home!! Walking distance to Town of Taylorsville with...
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,040
Sq.Ft.
1929
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3894318
MLS
Cute updated Bungalow with 3 Bedrooms, needs a new owner! New roof, freshly painted and ready to move in.
Conveniently located, shopping, health care and much more.
$220,000
Neighborhood: Garrison Hills
0.81
Acres
1
Day on Site
3894316
MLS
Build your new dream home right here in the very elegant Garrison Hills of Weaverville. This elite community boasts beautiful Mountain Views with spacious lots for plenty of room while only 5 minutes...
1.5
Acres
1
Day on Site
3894624
MLS
+/- 1.5 acres of forgotten beauty sits on a level lot with a small stream in west Yancey just off Horton Creek Rd. The cycle of life dictates that we never really own anything but are given an...
$155,000
Neighborhood: Shelburne Woods
0.13
Acres
1
Day on Site
3894641
MLS
A new, small neighborhood of custom net-zero homes in the heart of West Asheville, Shelburne Woods offers end-of-road privacy with creek views in a convenient location. A community walking path along...
$267,500
Condo: Campbell Crest
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,020
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3894554
MLS
Wonderful 2BR/2BA Mountain Getaway or Year Round Home! Come see this single-level home with open floor plan, large master suite, great room with vaulted ceiling & gas log fireplace, huge views from...
Open 8/14
166 Edley Toney Rd Ellenboro, NC 28040
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,439
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3891463
MLS
Spacious one level living with high ceilings throughout. The open concept kitchen and living room have ample windows making this space bright and perfect for entertaining. Through the kitchen...
$324,000
Neighborhood: Tega Cay
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,529
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3893718
MLS
Come home to this charming two-story home with rocking chair front porch! Located in an established neighborhood in the historic section of Tega Cay with no HOA! Inside you are greeted by a large...
$300,000
Neighborhood: Woodfield
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,933
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3894644
MLS
Bright and open two story home sits on a corner lot. Living room is spacious and has gas log fireplace. Home offers formal dining and eat in kitchen making family dinner easy. Large kitchen, glass...
$1,895 / month
Neighborhood: Charcon Heights
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,545
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3894320
MLS
Vaulted ceilings and NEW carpets throughout welcome you into an open plan including a cozy living/great room with a fireplace and a ceiling fan. The eat-in kitchen is adorned with granite...
$2,395 / month
Neighborhood: Coventry
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,564
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3894364
MLS
Your front porch welcomes you into this home with an open plan and luxury vinyl floors throughout the first floor. The great room flows into the family room with a cozy fireplace facing the eat-in...
$2,295 / month
Neighborhood: Backcreek Forest
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,510
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3894389
MLS
Beautiful luxury vinyl floors welcome you into this home with a two story entranceway and a spacious great room. The great room consists of a living area with a bay window and crown molding and a...
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