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Remodel & Renovate in Columbia : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 1, 2017
Hijmom answered:
We decided to keep our jalousie windows because we like that they open from top to bottom and you can keep them open in the rain. A neighborhood home was rehabbed and I asked the contractor where he found the "new" jalousies; he told me they just power washed them, that settled it for me. They look good and fit the 60s style of the house nicely. ... more
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Belinda Forrest answered:
Well I'm not sure about the value it would add, but I think it adds to the appeal for potential home buyers. I am working with a family that has some health challanges and we have viewed several homes in the Wildewood area that have elevators, and that was definantly a plus for them. Knowing that they can have access to every level of their home without the added strain of climbing stairs or having to move again as they aged was an important factor. I think if your budget allows for this "up"grade, it would appeal to a much broader target area if you decide to sell in the future.

Belinda Forrest
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803-215-8029
www.BelindaMovesYou.com
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Mon Dec 21, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
This is a most interesting question........

The vast majority of buyers today are both informed and seeking the best value they can find in their price range. The nature of the current RE market supports this. With this said it would be fair to assume that buyers in any price range could expect anything from granite to laminate counters. ... more
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Mon Aug 4, 2008
Page Latham answered:
Eliza,

I agree with the previous answers as far as focusing on kitchens and baths, but would like to add, there is a wide spectrum of homes in the 29209 area! If you are considering major remodeling like adding on rooms, tearing down walls, adding bathrooms, please consult a real estate professional who can let you know what the property values and standards are in your neighborhood. You can get yourself into a tough sell situation by over building.
Hardwood floors are always desirable as are tile floors in the wet areas. Both are great improvements for just about any home! When it comes to counter tops and appliances, focus on what makes you happy if you can afford it! I see so many sellers who make improvements to sell and say, "I wish I had done this while I was living here!" Make sure, if you live in an area where the buyers walk in expecting granite countertops, you aren't showing off brand new formica! If your home is already to the standard of the neighborhood, some great inexpensive updates are paint, light fixtures and plumbing fixtures!
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