How to Increase Your Home's Value
Before you begin any value-increasing projects, remember not to raise the value of your property too far above others in the neighborhood.
A good rule of thumb: keep the value of your property within 15 to 20 percent of your neighbors’.
Project (average cost recouped, national) according to Realtor Magazine:
Minor kitchen remodel (88%)
Bathroom remodel (85%)
Home Office (55%)
Deck addition (77%)
Refresh House Front and Backyard: The study found that a well-planned and attractive landscaping results in a higher return of the investment than other renovations. PLUS: it will attract more buyers