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. 
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$509,000
Subdivision: Hunter Oaks
5
Beds
3
Baths
3,608
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
1
Days on Site
3637327
MLS
HUNTER OAKS... Pristine Condition! Newly refinished hardwoods throughout main level + all brand new carpeting just installed upstairs! Guest bedroom with updated full bathroom on main. Great space...
$2,150 / month
Subdivision: Wakefield
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,185
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
1
Days on Site
3635560
MLS
The designer package is loaded with features you will admire!Meticulously maintained this piece of gem located on a cul-de-sac lot is ready to move in.Flowing with gleaming hardwood floors on entire...
Open 7/4
1722 Royal Gorge Ave Charlotte, NC 28210
$424,000
Subdivision: Park South Station
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,223
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
1
Days on Site
3631416
MLS
Gorgeous upgraded home in desirable Park South Station. This home was built with extensive upgrades along with amazing additions from the owners. Walk in to a beautiful open space, 2-story ceiling in...
$205,000
Subdivision: Wildwood Meadows
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,968
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
1
Days on Site
3633570
MLS
FANTASTIC INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! This property is ready for the right buyer to breathe new life into its walls. 4BR/2BA traditional 2-story home on concrete slab at end of cul-du-sac. Less than 2...
$220,000
Condo: Lake Wylie Woods
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,160
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
1
Days on Site
3634138
MLS
Welcome home to Lake Wylie Woods. Come home from a long day to your lakeside retreat in the woods. Or perhaps you enjoy your home office in the loft overlooking the lake. Prepare you meals and...
$300,000
Subdivision: None
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,542
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
1
Days on Site
3636192
MLS
Welcome home to this gorgeous 3 bed/ 2 bath ranch on 1.3 acres in York, SC. There is a cozy farmhouse feel throughout with hickory wood floors, vaulted ceilings & custom built-ins that not only...
$300,000
Subdivision: Forest Hills
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,584
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
1
Days on Site
3636977
MLS
Come check out this beautiful, new construction home close to downtown, but with plenty of space on this almost 1 acre lot. If you need space for your family, ths one has it. This home features, a...
$279,000
Subdivision: Skyland
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,215
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
1
Days on Site
3636671
MLS
Fabulous all brick home with a large lot and privacy. A must see! Upgrades throughout the home, new custom paint throughout! Pretty hardwood floors and like new tile! Large eat-in kitchen with...
$137,500
Subdivision: Westwood
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,003
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
1
Days on Site
3637018
MLS
All-brick home with majestic fenced backyard to include a spacious deck overlooking the in ground pool and multi-level fountain! Great natural lighting bounces off the brand new flooring warming the...
$190,000
Condo: Quail Hollow Estates
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,722
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
1
Days on Site
3637336
MLS
Welcome to Quail Hollow Estates West Condos! Beautiful large 2-story home with 3 bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths. One of the largest in the complex. Kitchen remodeled with gorgeous wood cabinets, newer...
$749,000
Subdivision: None
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,430
Sq.Ft.
1923
Year Built
1
Days on Site
3636610
MLS
Designed in the English cottage style by prominent Boston architect, Harland Perkins, this charming 1920's home is both authentic and timeless throughout. Inside you'll be treated to cozy, quaint...
$710,000
Subdivision: Fontana Ridge
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,509
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
1
Days on Site
3637337
MLS
POST & BEAM! Superior craftsmanship with this custom, German engineered, Timber frame Post & Beam. Energy efficient with interlocking joints and the Zip System wall sheathing w/ foam insulation &...
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