Adding Value

Which items will add value to your home and help with resale when the time comes to sell?

The answer is: “Only the ones that future buyers will also want and be willing to pay for.”

As a general rule, choosing the functional over the merely cosmetic and choosing neutral over unusual or exotic will pay at resale. Taste and current trends can also affect the value of an update. Unusual colors have a limited appeal.

Which updates will add the most value to your home?

  • Update your kitchen and/or bathrooms. Whether you need a minor or major remodel, updating the kitchen or bathrooms in your home will yield a high return on investment. Stay timeless with your updates, but also pay attention to trends. 
  • Increase usable space. Add an extra bathroom, upgrade or expand your kitchen and/or master bedroom suite, add more closet space, or convert an unused space to a more functional space, like a spare bedroom to a home office or basement into the ultimate hangout space.
  • Lighten and brighten your rooms. Paint rooms white or with a light color paint to neurtalize your space. Add skylights, windows, or French doors.
  • Revamp the exterior. Updated landscaping will draw in buyers before they even walk through the door. Keep your shrubs, trees, and grass trimmed and tidy. Add a splash of color with vibrant plants or by painting the front door an eye-catching color. Consider a focal point like a flagstone walkway or a water feature. 
28 Properties
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3
Beds
2
Baths
1,474
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3699236
MLS
This Exceptional remodeled Bungalow in the heart of Belmont is situated in large corner lot, offers inspired aesthetics with modern living features. This homes has new Kitchen with vaulted ceilings,...
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,422
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3699299
MLS
Charming bungalow in downtown Lincolnton close to dining, stores, and entertainment. This home features a beautiful front porch to drink your morning coffee. The home has the original hardwood...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,540
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3699561
MLS
Great opportunity! Very nice 3 bedroom 2 bath 1 story on large lot, detached garage with work shop, 2 additional outbuildings, formal living room, den with fireplace, fenced area in back yard, deck,...
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,474
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3698857
MLS
Much desired Laurelwood Condo! Many updates including fresh paint throughout, light fixtures, sink, garbage disposal, gas range/oven, refrigerator, slimline microwave, countertops, ventless...
$1,325 / month
Condo: Golfview At Raintree
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,120
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3699498
MLS
Pretty Home. 2 bedroom 2.5 bath townhome over looking #7 Fairway on the North course. Fresh paint. Granite, appliances and flooring 2 years old. Popcorn removed. Looks sharp! Own prefers 2 year...
$279,900
Condo: Savannah Townhomes
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,853
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3699459
MLS
Beautiful townhome with nice upgrades in desirable Lake Wylie area. Beautiful kitchen with large island for entertaining. Modern Iron Railing on staircase leads up to a loft that can be used for...
$240,000
Subdivision: Colonial Woods
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,894
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3691678
MLS
Beautiful 2 story home located in a cul-de-sac, offering tons of privacy! Huge unfinished bonus room off the owner's suite. Minutes away from the new casino. Home needs a bit of TLC.
$725,000
Subdivision: Fairview Farms
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
4,408
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3698186
MLS
An exceptional property in one of the most desirable neighborhoods on Moss Lake. Spectacular wide range views of this 2000+acre multi use lake. Sunrises like you have never seen before from...
$1,494,000
Subdivision: Myers Park
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,894
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3699569
MLS
Build your dream house in Myers Park. 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, with walkability options to shops, dining, entertainment, greenways and more. Architectural work done specifically for this lot by...
$2,800 / month
Subdivision: Somerset
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,374
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3699478
MLS
Perfect rental opportunity in Somerset neighborhood available immediately. Marvin School Zone. Home has been updated. Kitchen includes large sunroom/keeping room and includes granite countertops,...
$85,000
Subdivision: Chasewood
1.52
Acres
1
Day on Site
3699005
MLS
Located in the popular French Broad River valley community of Chasewood. Located just a short scenic drive to downtown Brevard. Cradle around the South Eastern mountains of Dunns Rock and Becky...
1.04
Acres
1
Day on Site
3642022
MLS
Nice building lot with approximately 1.044 acres. The land is level and completely cleared. There is a peaceful view of farm across the street. County water and gas available. Septic required. 153 &...
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