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. 
16 Properties
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$359,000
Subdivision: Five Points
2
Beds
1
Baths
877
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3727635
MLS
If your looking for a remodeled Bungalow right next to DT Asheville close to all the shopping, breweries, restraurants, access to bike riding, 80 walkable score right outside your front door you have...
$525,000
Subdivision: Kings Crossing
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,173
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3707027
MLS
Marvelous move-in ready brick home located on cul-de-sac street awaits you! Gleaming hardwoods and light-filled, 2-story Foyer & Great Rm offer an amazing first impression! Open floor plan takes you...
$19,900
Subdivision: Olde Whitehall
0.52
Acres
1
Day on Site
3728875
MLS
Here's your opportunity to own a residential cul-de-sac lot, in one of Southwest Charlotte's fastest growing areas, Steele Creek! Conveniently located to I-77/I-485, Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte...
$213,500
Subdivision: Taylor Oaks
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,282
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3721232
MLS
Welcome home! Just minutes away from I-77, this home is move in ready. New and upgraded features include Water Heater (2020), carpet in all three bedrooms (2021), storm door (2020), fresh paint in...
$575,000
Subdivision: Sherwood Heights
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,290
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3727807
MLS
LOCATION! North Asheville contemporary home in Sherwood Heights minutes to shopping, restaurants, Country Club of Asheville, Beaver Lake and downtown Asheville. Perfectly situated on .58 acres and...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,991
Sq.Ft.
1958
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3727894
MLS
This home, built in 1958 features energy efficient (green technology) designs. Walls and floor designed with cement and plaster to provide ultimate insulation. The furnace provides baseboard...
$675,000
Subdivision: Pathways Of Solomon
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,906
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3728196
MLS
Looking for both beauty and quality workmanship then look no further than 144 Village Springs Lane. This beautiful offers several great entertaining areas with the screened deck as well as Open Deck...
$300,000
Subdivision: Easthaven
5
Beds
3
Baths
1,948
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3726988
MLS
Home is tenant occupied. DO NOT DISTURB TENANTS.
Rent is presently $1100, well below market.
When an offer is submitted and accepted,
an appointment will be arranged to...
$200,000
Subdivision: Marlborough Woods
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,450
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3727487
MLS
Duplex is tenant occupied. Do not disturb tenants.
When offer is submitted and accepted, an appointment will be arranged
to allow interior to be viewed.
Call Listing office, Listing...
$249,900
Subdivision: Wildlife Bay
1.12
Acres
1
Day on Site
3728290
MLS
Extravagant WATERFRONT Lot and DOCK with Amazing Views of Fishing Creek Lake along the Catawba River. OVER 100 feet of water frontage and OVER 110 feet of road frontage. Featuring a 1000 sq ft...
$345,000
Condo: Tremont At Hyannis Dr
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,285
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3728033
MLS
N. Asheville Condo - Rare opportunity to live in this 14 unit building tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac next to the UNCA campus. Known as the green corner, this condo is extremely private with a...
$309,000
Subdivision: Kingstree
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,129
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3727876
MLS
GREAT HOME IN A QUIET CULD-E-SAC! 4 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH HOME. OPEN CONCEPT LIVING AREA DOWNSTAIRS WITH LARGE FAMILY ROOM AREA, EAT IN KITCHEN, SEPARATE DINING ROOM AND OFFICE/FLEX SPACE. SPACIOUS...
Based on information submitted to the MLS GRID as of April 14, 2021 8:15 AM EST. All data is obtained from various sources and may not have been verified by broker or MLS GRID. Supplied Open House Information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.