What home upgrades will pay me back?

So you’re buying a home and you need to know what improvements will pad your pockets when you go to sell it. There are so many different things that you can do that you would think would increase the value – so where to begin? Well, there are no guarantees in real estate, but according to a 2005 article published in Realtor Magazine, these are the top improvements for your money in Kansas City:

  1. Basement Remodel
  2. Siding Replacement
  3. Attic Bedroom Addition
  4. Bathroom Remodel
  5. Deck Addition
  6. Kitchen Remodel
  7. Family Room Addition
  8. Window Replacement
  9. Roofing Replacement
  10. Home Office Remodel

Usually, you won’t see a 100% return in our market, but hopefully your enjoyment of your new digs will make up the difference. So, happy remodeling, and make sure to take time to enjoy the improvements you make.

About the Author

Sarah Snodgrass is a residential real estate agent specializing in Kansas City's historic neighborhoods and enclaves.

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