Manville NJ Homes For Sale by Carol Kronmaier: Replacement Projects Add Value for Buyers and Sellers in Somerset County, NJ

Replacement Projects Add Value for Buyers and Sellers in Somerset County, NJ

 

Replacement Projects Add Value for Buyers and Sellers

in Somerset County, NJ

 

According to Remodeling magazine’s 2011-2012 “Cost vs. Value Report,” replacement projects perform better in resale value than other types of remodeling projects. In fact, seven out of the top 10 projects were siding-, window- and door-replacement projects.

 

Replacement Projects Add Value for Buyers and Sellersin Somerset County, NJ

 

The good news for cost-conscious homeowners is that investing in your home in a way that pays off at resale doesn’t have to cost a lot. The high value of most replacements can be contributed to the relatively low cost of these projects. What’s more, the majority of replacement projects immediately improve curb appeal, making the home more attractive to buyers.

 

Based on interviews with real estate professionals throughout the country, the Remodeling report found that the top project is fiber-cement siding, which typically recoups 78 percent of costs. Fiber-cement siding has been in the No.1 spot for six of the seven years since it was added to the report.

 

 

Replacement Projects Add Value for Buyers and Sellersin Somerset County, NJ

 

 

 

Moving up two spots in the rankings is the minor kitchen remodel, now coming in at fourth place at 72 percent. Considered an “interior replacement” project, this is the least expensive way to give an existing kitchen a complete facelift. It is typically done by adding new cabinet door and drawer fronts and hardware, new countertops and new appliances.

 

The right remodeling project, when done well, also has the potential to make for a quicker sale and reduce negotiations with buyers over perceived shortcomings. Click here to access the “Cost vs. Value” website, where you can download data for all regions of the country.

 

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Comment balloon 0 commentsCarol Faaland-Kronmaier • July 20 2012 03:19AM

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