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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0.74
Acres
1
Day on Site
3770693
MLS
Great Investment Property. Zoned B-2 General Business in City Limits. High Traffic area Visible Main 4 way Highway intersection Norwood, Hibriten Dr SW and Connelly Springs Rd. Landscaped for dock...
$100,000
Subdivision: Sequoyah Woods
1.52
Acres
1
Day on Site
3769593
MLS
Located at approx. 3000 ft. in elevation this lovely slightly sloping lot is ready for your dream home. All the guess work of developing a property has been taken care of. The lot has been graded,...
$127,500
Subdivision: Gillespie Heights
1.32
Acres
1
Day on Site
3767170
MLS
Who wants to collect rents? Who has a vision? Passive income potential.. Do you see things that can be...? Are you a risk taker? If you are not, please read no further. This 1.32 acre (mostly...
3.89
Acres
1
Day on Site
3767145
MLS
Cattle, Farmland, Gardening, Horse Farm, Log, Multi-Family, Pasture/Grazing, Recreational/2nd House, Residential, Vegetable/Truck Farm......MAKE YOUR DREAM HAPPEN here?! Head West on Patton Ave Then...
$39,900
Subdivision: Lurewoods Manor
0.75
Acres
1
Day on Site
3651569
MLS
Lake access lot conveniently located in Downtown Lake Lure! Build your dream home on this gently sloping approximately .75 acre lot. Walk down to the shared dock to swim or launch a kayak! Priced...
$15,000
Subdivision: Heron Bay
0.74
Acres
1
Day on Site
3770701
MLS
Build your vacation or full time home near the Heron Bay entrance. This lot has some mature trees. Heron Bay is a gate, lake access community on Badin Lake. It features paved roads, clubhouse, boat...
$235,000
Subdivision: Cope Creek Estate
15.97
Acres
1
Day on Site
3770710
MLS
Beautiful mountain property with lots of potential for multiple building sites or just one. Two adjoining parcels. Total of 15.97 acres. Mostly preferred southern exposure. Nice views. Quiet cove yet...
$16,500
Subdivision: River Breeze
0.7
Acres
1
Day on Site
3767684
MLS
Wooded .70 acre lot located in the River Breeze subdivision in the town of Glen Alpine. This lot is located at the end of a Cul-de-sac on a paved street.
$39,200
Subdivision: Lakewood
6.66
Acres
1
Day on Site
3706470
MLS
PRICE TO SELL - 6.66 ACRES. There are many choices of homesites on this exceptional property. Although clearing would be needed, Exceptional views could be obtained. Right off the main Jamesview...
$39,900
Subdivision: Woodcrest
0.54
Acres
1
Day on Site
3770579
MLS
Looking to Build?! Take a look at this beautiful 124 x 190 Lot in the North Stanly School District, situated in the desirable Woodcrest neighborhood. Take a walk through the neighborhood or take a...
$74,900
Subdivision: The Glade
2.07
Acres
1
Day on Site
3769929
MLS
SPECTACULAR LONG RANGE MOUNTAIN VIEWS! Build your dream home and enjoy amazing views! The lot has a partially cleared homesite and driveway area. High elevation means cooler summers! Conveniently...
90.85
Acres
1
Day on Site
3757299
MLS
Private Estate Property near current big-city expansions at Lake Wylie area. Commute to Charlotte is quite short. Land comes with a 2-Story Home ready for your decor/upgrades. The land is...
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