What return can you get on your home upgrade?

How much return on your money can you expect for specific upgrades? Here’s a 2020 top ten list created from an average of over 100 US cities. 1. Faux stone on front of home (96%). 2. Garage door replacement (94%). 3. Minor kitchen remodel (78%). 4. Siding replacement (fiber cement) (78%). 5. Siding replacement (vinyl)[…]

What if you didn’t pull a permit to do work on your home?

Many repairs and updates don’t require a permit but many do. Here’s a list of repairs that require a permit that you might not know about: door and window replacement, a/c replacement, major plumbing repairs, water heater replacement, some roofing repairs. What if you did the work yourself, you didn’t get a permit, and are[…]

Public Transportation Boosts Real Estate Values

A recent report by by the National Association of Realtors and American Public Transportation Association shows that homes and business within a half mile of transportation options sell for a higher price. Residential properties had 4% to 24% higher median sale prices between 2012 and 2016; commercial properties saw median sales prices per square foot[…]