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Folsom Realtor and Folsom Area Specialists Mike & Jennifer Rigley here bringing you the latest Folsom Real Estate Information. Thank you for joining us. Today let’s talk about the top 10 remodeling myths.
So you have decided to tackle a home improvement project, but like a mosquito buzzing in your ear a question lingers – Are you making the right choices when it comes to investing time and effort into improving your Folsom home? It’s a valid concern because not all home improvements are created equal. To separate fact from fiction let’s take a look at the top 10 home improvement myths:
1. Any remodeling project will add value to your Folsom home. Not true – while many remodeling projects will add value to your Folsom home, some can be seen as a negative by future buyers. For instance, combining two smaller bedrooms to create one larger bedroom may better fit your lifestyle today, but it may cause the home to lose value in the eyes of a future buyer who needs the two separate rooms.
2. Buying the highest quality materials attracts more buyers. Installing the highest quality materials always seems like a wise decision, but it can backfire. For instance, using the most expensive tile in a bathroom may impress your friends, but value conscious buyers may opt for a more affordable home if you have over improved for your neighborhood.
3. Adding square footage always adds value. A better way to think about this statement is to insert the word useable into the sentence. Square footage in attics and basements that are finished, and by county standards considered livable, may not be attractive to a buyer if the space is sub-standard compared to the rest of the home.
4. Colors and textures – safe and simple is better. Keeping a Folsom home vanilla so that buyers can choose their own style and décor sounds like a safe bet, but it ignores the fact that most buyers just don’t have the ability to visualize the home differently. Without splashes of color and mixtures of texture, you could lose value to other sellers that have taken the time to consult with an interior designer.
5. Inside improvements are better than outside improvements. Not necessarily. If a Folsom home buyer can’t get past the exterior of your home because it has been neglected or doesn’t offer good curb appeal, all of the work you have done on the inside may not net you any more dollars. To get the biggest bang for your remodeling buck, start from the outside and work your way in.
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