Remodeling has never been more popular – or valuable to the U.S. economy. Last year, Americans spent $130 billion on remodeling and renovation projects. So why should you remodel now? Here are a few very compelling reasons.
- Because you’re selling your home now
Renovated homes sell quicker and for more money. But that doesn’t mean you should run out and spend tens of thousands of dollars fixing up a home you’re not going to live in much longer. Spend your dollars wisely. Give me a call if you need help to pinpoint the projects that offer the best return on investment.
- Because you’re selling your home some time in the future
Shouldn’t you get to enjoy your upgraded kitchen or fancy bathroom before you have to turn over the keys to someone else?
- Because money is cheap
You don’t have to come out-of-pocket if you can get a home equity loan or line of credit. And interest rates are really, really low right now. Be careful of over-improving for the neighborhood, though. Again, ask me before you begin if you have any doubts.
- Because if you don’t do it now, you’ll have to do it later
Ignoring your home is like ignoring your health. If you don’t take care of it, you’ll pay for it down the road in both appearance and in deferred repairs that are now more costly because they’ve been ignored.
- Because little things can make a big difference
You don’t have to rip out your whole kitchen to get an updated look and feel. How about just painting your cabinets and putting up a new back-splash or counter-tops? These projects can usually be done for very affordable prices if you know where to shop and they can add more value than they cost. Ask me if you need a referral to a good contractor of any kind.