If remodeling is being completed in order to sell the property rather than increase the pleasure of living in the property, a home owner must carefully weigh the costs against the return. In the 2014 Cost vs. Value Report produced by Remodeling Magazine, the average return on a remodeling project is only 66.1%. Of course, some projects have a much higher return. Some areas of the country, for example the Pacific Region, has a greater return on investment. It is good to calculate the return before a project begins.