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It also makes a difference of how quick your home will sell, therefore adding value. The longer it takes you to sell, the more it costs you.
Overall my buyers are always looking for newer roof, updated kitchen and bath and quartz/ceramic/granite and hardwood floors are big sellers in my area.
I think the point that Don was trying to make - and please correct me if I'm wrong, Don - is that sellers often believe that their updates should bring in thousands of dollars more than a home without those updates and in that I agree with Don. Not happening. Sorry to have to give you the bad news, but honesty is always the best policy.
New Roof: No value. Buyers expect a good roof.
New Interior & Exterior Door: No value. Poor doors would detract from value. Good doors don't add.
New Kitchen: That can add some value, though it really depends on what your kitchen looked like before. A moderate-priced rehab adds the most value. A high-end one adds less. Example: If a moderate-priced rehab costs $20,000, then it might add $12,000-$15,000 to your home's value. But if you go for an upper-end rehab in that same property--say $50,000--it might add only $20,000.
New Oil Tank: No value.
New Non-Clog Gutters: No value.
New Windows: Some value, particularly if they're energy-efficient. Maybe 20%-25% of the value of the new windows.
What adds the most money: New kitchens, new baths, and adding a bath if the house initially only had one or two baths.
Hope that helps.