Trulia Oakla…, Home Buyer in Oakland, CA

What home improvements add the most value with the least investment?

Asked by Trulia Oakland, Oakland, CA Wed Apr 10, 2013

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Pacita Dimac…, Agent, Oakland, CA
Fri Apr 12, 2013
There's a site on Remodel online that provides estimates for the return on value
This should give you a real good idea
http://www.remodeling.hw.net/2013/costvsvalue/division/pacif…

If you're thinking of selling, condition yourself to think of the C's:
Clean -- and that includes getting rid of colors. it should not only look clean but also smell clean

De-Clutter -- if you're selling, then you're moving. So pack or give away what you won't need anymore

Color -- least expensive improvement is to repaint, preferably in neutral or muted colors (and that doesn't mean make the wall all white, either)

Curb Appeal -- buyers may look at the outside. Within seconds, they could decide if they want to go in or not.

Perhaps this will help http://activerain.com/blogsview/3121946/preparing-a-house-fo…

Good luck!
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Nanette Kune…, , Oakland, CA
Wed Apr 10, 2013
Curb appeal, curb appeal, curb appeal. If your bathrooms are gorgeous, but the front looks like a war zone, well... you get the idea.
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Sean Schwill…, Agent, Oakland, CA
Wed Apr 10, 2013
In general, home owners get the best return on investment for money spent on Kitchens & Bathrooms.
However, simple inexpensive improvements in the yard can result in significantly higher offers when selling. Contact me at your convenience for a no obligation consultation. 510-409-6946.
Sean Schwilling @ Your Service.
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