Today, we are seeing master baths with larger walk-in showers. Many with double shower heads and built-in seats. You should keep at least 2 of the tubs in your home for those wanting to take a real bath and bath little ones.
When it comes time to sell, if you do a good job with the master bathroom you should be fine. You will have some to say, they want a tub. The majority will like the big walk-in shower.
Merry Ann Cutler
As long as your remodel is TASTEFULLY and professionally done, and it has some cohesiveness with the rest of the house - AND you make sure to get all the proper permits - your project should enhance the value of your house by at least the amount you put into the remodel.
Such a project should not jeopardize your Prop 13 standing, although any added space ( That is now between the main house and your current pool room, for example.) might make for a slightly higher assessment from the tax man.... more
It's hard to put a ficgure on the landscaping return. I will tell that curb appeal is extremely important and can be the deciding factor for buyers to see or pass on the home. Look at it as completing the properties image and enahancing the overall value. Make sure whatever you do doesn't take away from the amount of entertaining and play space.
The best way is by word of mouth. Your realtor or architect may hae some references too. Whomever you hire, though, do make sure you ask for references, see their work and talk to people that have used them before. A general contractor is your best bet as they know the best tradespeople and would then be responsible for overseeing all the work. A small price to pay for making sure that the work you get is quality work!... more
We are looking to stay in this home for another 8-10 years... so needing to appeal to buyer is a bit remote, but we will need to be able to sell this house someday. Just want to make sure that what we do today for our convenience does not negatively impact our ability to sell home years from now.... more
I have found that a lot of buyers desire a bath tub in at least one bathroom in the house. Usually people want that to be in the bathroom that guests and children use. Sometimes they want a spa tub in the master suite and sometimes they mainly desire a spacious walk-in shower in the master bedroom. I can't really put a value on a bath tub or lack there of without knowning more details. It's just that some buyers will pass on a house without a bath tub so if it's possible to incorporate one, you might consider it.... more
Are you having trouble getting it rented? Or are you not getting enough in rent to cover your expenses? Once you convert it to a single, what do you plan on doing with it? Your best bet is call a Realtor and have the realtor take a look at it and what the demands are for the local housing (single family vs multifamily) Also, as a Realtor, we see lots of houses and know what works and what doesn't with conversions. I will be glad to help you with your decisions. Good luck!... more
An in law unit would increase their resale value as there is another liveable structure on the lot. For property taxes I don't see how it would be affected as property taxes are based on assessed value, unless the property is reassessed after the the inlaw unit is built then there should be no change in value.