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Backup power generator
You see a backup generator and imagine all of the comforts no matter what the weather.
But potential buyers hailing from outside your local area may not share that vision. (And a handful of those who do might have watched too many zombie movies.)
On average, when homeowners have a heavy-duty backup power generator installed, they spend about $14,718, according to the report. Going with a slightly less expensive model or having a less complicated installation could cut the costs significantly, Alfano says.
Average amount of the price recovered at resale time: 48.5 percent.