Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Home Improvements

Home for sale,home improvement and home staging in Houston.

HomeGain recently conducted a new survey of top 12 low cost*, do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvements for people getting their home ready to sell. Nearly 1,000 REALTORS® responded to the survey.

The top five nationwide home improvements that Realtors recommend to home sellers, based on average cost and return on investment (ROI) to sellers, are:

1.Cleaning and de-cluttering ($200 cost / $1,700 price increase / 872% ROI / 98% recommended)
2.Home staging ($300 cost / $1,780 price increase / 586% ROI / 82% recommended)
3.Lightening and brightening ($230 cost / $1,300 price increase / 572% ROI / 95% recommended)
4.Landscaping ($320 cost / $1,500 price increase / 473% ROI / 94% recommended)
5.Repair Plumbing ($385 cost / $1,250 price increase / 327% ROI / 88% recommended)

6. Update electrical ($400 cost / $1225 price increase / 310% ROI / 89% recommended)
7. Replacing or shampooing carpets ($300 cost / $1420 price increase / 586% ROI / 82% recommended)
8. Painting interior walls ($700 cost / $1770 price increase / 250% ROI / 94% recommended)
9. Repair damaged floors ($650 cost /$1600 price increase / 250% ROI / 91% recommended)
10. Update kitchen ($1200 cost / $2850 price increase / 237% ROI / 69% recommended)
11. Paint outside of home ($900 cost / $1815 price increase / 200% ROI / 81% recommended)
12. Update bathroom/s ($830 cost / $1430 price increase / 172% ROI / 70% recommended)

Costs are averages and rounded up. For ranges of values, see chart 1 below. For actual price increase, see chart 2 below.

chart 1


chart 2


TO READ MORE, click here: http://blog.homegain.com/home-improvement/homegain-2009-top-12-home-improvements-survey-results/

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