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Amjennette, Home Owner in Plattsburgh, NY

Is granite worth the money?

Asked by Amjennette, Plattsburgh, NY Mon Jul 25, 2011

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Hello Amjennette,
Granite countertops should not be viewed as an investment, especially if you're going to be the only homeowner in the neighborhood who has them. They do not increase the value of your home.

However, in a slow market, they can be what makes your home standout. That translates to a quicker sale.

If that's confusing, you should speak with a real estate professional.

PML of Longmont, CO
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No, it's not worth the money, but it is what buyers are looking for today. At least, in my area.
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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
I agree with both of the previous answers. Whether or not granite is worth the money is very subjective. Also, are you asking the question as far as resale value is concerned? This can be very market and price-range dependent.

Granite is just one 'hard surface' out there. Marble, soapstone, corian, wood, and even concrete are also being used as solid surfaces in kitchens (and bathrooms for some of those). Shop around and see what both works for you and is in your price range.
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That is an open ended question. Granite comes in all shape, finish, colors and prices. I would recommend if you are considering making upgrades to talk with your local Realtor and a contractor to learn what buyers and home owners are looking for in counter tops. You don't have to spend a fortune to get a nice finish product.
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Wow! it looks awesome but there are Granite look a likes that are pretty good looking too, they give off that rich elegance and they cost far less, so shop around and look at everything!
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