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. 
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0.07
Acres
1
Day on Site
3823893
MLS
Ready to build: Water and Sewer already connected. Permit and provide your plans to the HOA for approval and build.
The transfer of ownership shall be completed by assignment.
The lot is...
$475,000
Subdivision: Brightmoor
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,561
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3815320
MLS
GREAT 2 Story w/Basement on a cul-de-sac street in Brightmoor! This home has a fantastic layout with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a multi-use partially finished basement & TONS of storage space. Laminate...
0.14
Acres
1
Day on Site
3824230
MLS
This lot is level and suitable to build the home of your desire. Great building lot that is close VA, downtown, shopping, local businesses, and colleges. Close proximity to bus lines. Sewer and water...
$350,000
Subdivision: Turnberry
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,696
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3823274
MLS
Welcome to the wonderfully wooded Turnberry Neighborhood with mature trees and landscaping. Easy living in this 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath centrally located to it all. Home features gleaming hardwoods and...
Open 1/29
500 Elm Ave Mount Holly, NC 28120
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,703
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3823092
MLS
A beautiful one-story traditional style single-family residence in the River District! Brand new everything: Fridge, dishwasher, stove, microwave, washer/dryer, cabinetry, windows, doors, luxury...
$10,000
Subdivision: The Ridge At South Mountain
1.53
Acres
1
Day on Site
3823945
MLS
The Ridge at South Mountains! Gated community in Golden Valley. This lot comes with public water - rare in a rural community. The adjacent parcel is available if you require a larger lot. Plat map is...
$10,000
Subdivision: The Ridge At South Mountain
1.53
Acres
1
Day on Site
3823821
MLS
Ridge at South Mountains! Gated community in Golden Valley. This lot comes with public water - rare in a rural community. The adjacent parcel is available if you require a larger lot. Plat map is on...
$30,000
Subdivision: Wolf Laurel
0.99
Acres
1
Day on Site
3760345
MLS
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wolf Laurel is the hidden gem of Madison & Yancey County. Wolf Laurel is a private gated community, enclosed by the Pisgah National Forest and Conservation Land,...
$485,000
Subdivision: Sun City Carolina Lakes
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,894
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3823522
MLS
Welcome to this exceptionally well maintained Surry Crest floorplan. This home is situated on a golf course lot at the end of a cul-de-sac and is directly adjacent to a wooded common area. Features...
$365,000
Subdivision: Lawson
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,704
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3823634
MLS
Charming ranch home on a private wooded lot in a quiet cul-de-sac. Situated in the sought after Ashley River section of the Lawson neighborhood. This home has been well maintained by its only owner....
Open 1/29
10204 Trailmoor Rd Charlotte, NC 28278
$449,800
Subdivision: Berewick
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,701
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3820343
MLS
FORMER SHEA MODEL HOME....this home in popular Berewick has all the amenities you would look for. 42" CABINETS, PLANTATION SHUTTERS, GRANITE, HARDWOODS. Large bonus room, great yard, irrigation,...
$1,750 / month
Subdivision: Harpers Mill
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2008
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3824256
MLS
No description available...
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