Joseph Talbot, Real Estate Broker - HOME IMPROVEMENTS THAT IMPROVE VALUES

Attractive outdoor lighting, then, is definitely worth your time and money and should be an essential component of your landscape plan.

IMPROVING THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME

The appeal of the exterior of your house is just as important as the interior, possibly even more so, since a house's exterior is one of the first things buyers will see during a showing or an open house. Sprucing up the exterior of the actual house is as important as having a beautiful landscape around it. You can do so in many ways, without breaking the bank or pulling your hair out! As you already know, curb appeal is vital when it comes to selling your home for a higher price, so ensure that you are doing the right things in improving the exterior of your home before you put it up for sale on the market — research the area, research your improvements don't hesitate to consult experts!

APPROXIMATE ROIs

Below is a list of home remodeling and improvement projects that either increase market value or improve the salability of a home, along with the approximate ROI that can be expected on that improvement, for both exterior and interior.

• Add or upgrade a patio or deck: 70% • Replace your garage door: 98%

• Major kitchen renovations or upgrade: 68.9% • Minor kitchen renovations or upgrades: 75.4% • Add an attic space or bedroom: 53% • Replace your siding with vinyl: 83% • Replace your siding with fibre-cement mix: 79.3% • Upgrade your bathroom: 62%

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