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					            TOP 4 HOME IMPROVEMENTS
            TO PUMP UP YOUR
            HOME’S VALUE
When you want to improve your home’s worth or prepare to sell,
consider doing one or two of these top 4 home improvements.

1. Re-do the bathroom. According to the statistics, you’re most likely
   to get the largest percentage of return of your investment with a
   bathroom remodel. So anything you do to update or re-do your
   bathroom will increase your home’s value.

   ‣   If you have just one bathroom, add another one to your home.
   ‣   You can improve buyer interest by installing double sinks in
       the master bath.
   ‣   If your bathrooms are in pretty good shape, consider adding
       some specialty tile.
   ‣   A quick and inexpensive fix to get your bathrooms up to snuff
       is to install new faucets and other fixtures.

2. Remodel the kitchen. Undergoing a kitchen remodel is another
   way to earn back a higher percentage of your remodel investment
   upon the sale of your home. If you can’t do a thorough remodel
   or you don’t need it, consider these suggestions:

   ‣   Replace old appliances and lighting with new energy efficient
       appliances and lighting.
   ‣   Re-face cabinet doors.
   ‣   Install tile floors.

3. Add or re-create functional space. Think about how you can add
   functional spaces to your home.

   ‣   Build on a family room to grab potential buyers’ attentions.
   ‣   Turn space you already have in a basement into a family room
       or bedroom suite.
   ‣   Remodeling your attic into a huge master suite greatly
       enhances your home’s value.

4. Make energy-efficient changes. As the public’s interest in living
   green grows, think about installing or adding energy efficient
   changes throughout your home inside and out.

   ‣   Switch out all your windows to energy efficient ones.
   ‣   Installing a new roof is a great way to help your home’s value
       and save dollars for heating and air conditioning.
   ‣   If you really want to appeal to those interested in saving the
       planet, installing solar panels to provide solar energy will
       definitely improve your home’s worth.

These improvements will beautify your home, increase your pleasure
while you’re living in it, and make it more valuable and attractive to
potential buyers if you should decide to sell it.

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