Top 10 remodeling projects for resale
Recouping at least
100 percent of costs is typical in these 9 cities.
|9 cities that can expect to recoup costs:|
Angeles, Calif. |
Francisco, Calif. ||||Miami,
Carey sees this project
type as a "good alternative if you can't afford wood frames." And Bennett
points out that even nice vinyl windows aren't as good as aluminum-clad wood windows;
in his experience, fiberglass windows would be more upscale than vinyl. However,
he adds, it's certainly important from the perspective of prospective buyers that
a homeowner replace windows that need to work or look better.
Mid-range window replacement -- vinyl
For a $10,160 project, homeowners
could expect to recoup 83.7 percent as a national average. The project entails
replacement of 10 existing 3-by-5-foot double-hung windows with insulated vinyl
replacement windows, and wrapping existing exterior trim to match.
should be able to get 100 percent of the investment back at resale for this project
in these five cities.
|5 citites that can expect to recoup costs:|
Homeowners completing a $105,297 project consisting
of a first-floor family room and a second-floor bedroom with full bath in a 24-by-16-foot
two-story wing over a crawlspace could expect to get back 83.2 percent at resale
nationwide. But in these market areas one could expect to recoup 100 percent or
more of this investment.
Homeowners should be able to get 100
percent of the investment back at resale for this project in these six cities.
|6 cities that can expect to recoup costs:|
According to Carey,
additions that don't look like additions are what will get homeowners' money back.
An addition that "sticks out like a sore thumb" is what to avoid.