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Home Improvement Projects That Have Some Pay Back

Home improvements are a funny thing.  Some of them have a return on investment and some do not.  Here is a list from the California Association of Realtors of home improvement projects that have some pay back.  A word of advise with any project you do:  If it needs a permit, get one!!!  It may save you a little money at the time but when you go to sell your home, unpermitted things are never good and could end up costing you much more to resolve.  


Home Improvement Projects That Have Some Pay Back




DeeDee Riley - El Dorado Hills Realtor - Lyon Real Estate - CABRE#01499004


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Comment balloon 7 commentsDeeDee Riley • January 23 2014 08:52PM


DeeDee in my market I find the number one money maker is adding square feet! Great post!, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 5 years ago


Very well done and stated. Hope you have a great week. 

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) almost 5 years ago

DeeDee, I like this easy to read and easy to understand information for homeowners.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) almost 5 years ago

These ROI's sound much higher than all of the studies I've seen. Usually, I see kitchens at 60-70% and bathrooms a bit less.  It always surprises me that they never measure hardwood in any of these studies.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) almost 5 years ago

Thanks for this info DeeDee. Remodeling the smart way can give you a big return on your investment.

Posted by Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager (Six Twenty Designs) almost 5 years ago

Endre - Not sure which it would be in my market but square footage is sure easiest to calculate! Thanks for your comment.

Alan - Thank you!

Sharon - Glad you liked it! And thanks for stopping by to read it!

Debbie - This was from our California Association so could be just another area where your location makes a difference.  And "real estate is local" comes into play! Thanks for your comment!

Suzanne - I definitely agree that it needs to be well thought out! Thanks for your comment!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 5 years ago

Hello DeeDee ... Sorry I missed this wonderful post, very interesting and featured to the group:

Good Morning and Good Night at Activerain

VB ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) almost 5 years ago