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8 exterior home remodels: Which adds the most value?

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Real estate agents are always telling home sellers to improve their home’s curb appeal. But what are the most cost-effective exterior home remodeling projects?

Remodeling magazine surveys experts every year to determine the return on investment of a slew of common home renovations performed by professionals. According to the Remodeling 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, the best return comes from projects that make the house look good from the outside. Best of all, you can finance these projects with a home equity line of credit.

We showed you six interior home remodeling projects that give the highest return on investment as well as five interior remodels with the lowest return. Here are eight exterior projects, ranked from the worst bang for the buck to the best, according to Remodeling’s 2017 Cost vs. Value Report.