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Remodel & Renovate in Salem : Real Estate Advice

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Jared Ford, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Thu Sep 5, 2013
Jared Ford answered:
At least 2 bathrooms are almost always better. When it comes to getting the most out of it, the best thing you can do is check to see what the surrounding similar size places are going for and what they are offering for rooms and baths. Typically you can't go wrong, if you match your place with the ones that are selling and have just sold in the area. If you put too much into the renovation, you might have to wait longer to get your money back out. ... more
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Carla Muss-J…,  in Portland, OR
Fri Jul 13, 2012
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner ~ Exclusive Buyers Agent ~ ABR, CEBA answered:
I love Trulia for the entertainment value of, not only the questions but the answers. Why are you asking real estate agents? Why not ask a contractor? Marco Gomez' answer is a hoot. How would he know what is typical for the Salem OR area? Too funny. ... more
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Jim K, Both Buyer and Seller in Honolulu, HI
Wed May 16, 2012
Jim K answered:
3 BR homes sell better so option 3 out in my opinion. 2BA better than 1 for families. Spa feel nice if you are going to live there. Kitchens and bathrooms are expensive to change due to plumbing and electrical changes and walls in this case. City planning will want plans and then do inspections to make sure compliance with codes. Contractors charge an unbelievable amount for the supposedly hard to do stuff they do. You can do some..if not moving plumbing by yourselves or w/help of a handy guy. Same with moving walls if not load bearing or cntaing plumbing wiring. BUT... Do it yer selfers rarely get it where they want it so be careful.

Remember women buy houses so make any changes based on what a woman would want and the largest demographic kept as buyers. ie. 3 bedrooms better.
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