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How to Increase the Value of Your Home

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How to Increase the Value of Your Home

Simple, Budget-Conscious Techniques and Ideas That Will Make Your Home Worth Up to $100,000 More!
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An easy-to-follow guide for home owners who want to maximize the value of their most important investment

With anxiety over the stock market running high and home equity loan rates at an alltime low, Americans are investing in their homes like never before. Last year alone, consumers spent a record $123 billion on home building projects. How to Increase the Value of Your Home provides solid answers to questions such as: Is it better to build a downstairs bathroom or to remodel my kitchen? And it provides:

  • Techniques for commanding higher prices and quicker sales—now and 10 years from now
  • Guidance on which renovations to invest in and which ones to avoid
  • An easy-to-follow guide for home owners who want to maximize the value of their most important investment

    With anxiety over the stock market running high and home equity loan rates at an alltime low, Americans are investing in their homes like never before. Last year alone, consumers spent a record $123 billion on home building projects. How to Increase the Value of Your Home provides solid answers to questions such as: Is it better to build a downstairs bathroom or to remodel my kitchen? And it provides:

  • Techniques for commanding higher prices and quicker sales—now and 10 years from now
  • Guidance on which renovations to invest in and which ones to avoid
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    • Vicki Lankarge (Hartford, CT) is an authority on protecting the value of houses. She writes on consumer issues for aol.com, CBS Marketwatch, and MSN.com.

      Dan Nahorney (Hartford, CT) is a journalist, business writer, and magazine editor.

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    • Acknowledgments ix Introduction xi LAY THE GROUNDWORK 1. What's Your Remodeling Profile? 3 2. Repair Before You Remodel 7 3. Recoup Your Remodeling Costs 17 GET THE BIGGEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK 4. Additions: Size Does Matter (But Flow Is 27 More Important) 5. Interior Improvements: Cabinets, Countertops, 49 and Status Symbols, Oh My! 6. Home Improvements You Shouldn't Bank On 73 7. Heating and Air Conditioning: Staying Warm and 83 Keeping Cool 8. Landscape and Hardscape: It Don't Mean a Thing 91 If You Ain't Got That Swing STAY THE COURSE 9. Ready, Set, Spend! 105 10. Keep Your Home Improvement Project on Track 125 GIMME SHELTER: PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT 11. Proper Maintenance for a Safer,More Valuable Home 139 12. Insurance: Protect Your Investment 151 13. Selling Your Remodeled Home 165 HOME RESOURCES 14. The Experts 175 Index 183
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