I won't pretend to be an expert on your market, but in most cases I would say for resale no. Some questions I would want to know first however. What are the counters now? How old are the cabinets and are they in good shape? What is the competition like for your home in that price range, do they have granite? If I had $4000 I had to spend on your home to prepare it for the market, is this the best place to spend it?
We had a client a few years ago fight with us over doing the same thing. In their case, their home was older and any buyer in the area and for the price range would be gutting the kitchen no matter what they did. The cabinets they had were older and not in good shape. It would have been good money after bad in their situation.
Please have a couple great local agents come through your home and advise you where they believe you'll get the biggest return on investment. Sometimes spending very little in the right place proves to be a better investment than a lot in one area.... more
I checked Craigslist for you...3bed 1.5 bath 1 car garage home for rent in nice De Soto setting. Has full unfinished basement. Has appliances and washer and dryer hook-ups. Fenced in backyard and deck off kitchen. Some pets okay. Must fill out rental app. Call for details. 785-766-4629. $950
This is a big home on a quiet street, with lots of trees. 8225 Sunset, De Soto, KS
4 rooms up, about 10x12 each. Walk-in attic storage upstairs.
Downstairs includes living room, den, dining room with new laminate floor, bath, kitchen and washer/dryer room. 1,730 sq ft. Garage is additional 400. If you need space for a shop, this is it.
Central heat and air.
Rent is $825, deposit $825. We welcome pets with deposit. Application fee of $30 for each adult. Call Doug at 913-244-8721.
I also checked in the MLS, but didn't find any homes that were shown as owner finance or lease to own.
There are currently four bills in the House and one in the Senate to extend the tax credit. Most also contain provisions to expand the credit beyond first-time buyers (but all still require the purchase to be for a primary residence).
Only the bill in the Senate is proposing to increase the potential amount past $8K -- to $15K, but of important note, the $15K proposal is not "refundable" -- it would only be to the amount of your tax liability (but could be split evenly over two years).
Whether any of these bills eventually pass is unknown. All have been referred to Committee -- where most bills die.
That there is enough interest in Washington to have five bills in the loop though bodes pretty well. My personal opinion is the $8K credit will be extended. I'd be surprised if the $15K passes as it's exactly what was in the original Stimulus bill that the House "corrected" to $8K.
But I could be completely wrong. We're talking about politicians after all...... more