To me, this is a tough question to answer. If the windows still work, I can see why you wouldn't want to replace them. However, a home that is more energy efficient might sell better on the market and a lot of heat is lost through windows in the winter. If the buyer thinks they will save money by having more efficient windows, they might be willing to pay more for the house, especially if they don't want to be replacing them after they move in. http://www.mitchellwindowanddoor.com/windows.html... more
You should approach all home improvement projects with the question "How much delight will *I* get from this upgrade?" First and foremost, you should appreciate the item you choose to upgrade. If you're not crazy about granite in the bathroom -- and it sounds like it's not a priority for you -- then don't worry about it. I agree that the granite in the kitchen has excellent resale value (plus it allows you to roll out dough sooo easily...). For the bathroom? Not so much. Good luck.... more
thanks for the responses. i was just curious specifically about the marlboro area. i've been hearing other communities such as rumson fair haven etc have been selling. and i know the marlboro market of $800k and lower is doing well. i just checked out homes listed for sales from 950k + and it seems like the homes on the MLS have been on the market a long time, some for 180 + days. as for supply and demand, if you have 20 + buyers come thru your house and there are about 15 comparable homes, and there are no offers made on any of the homes, what happened to these buyers? do they take a long time to make the decision? is interest rates rising causing the refrain? as real estate agents showing $1M homes do you screen these buyers to make sure the are qualified?... more
The good news is hardwood is like jeans, it pretty much goes with all colors. I think a shade in the realm of a light maple would work best. It will also work well with grays and all the bright pops of color we are all painting our houses these days. Staying light, fresh and neutral is always the best way to go!
Best of luck Steve,
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