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Orlando Florida Real Estate Guide What Home Improvements Pay Off?

April 17th, 2008 by tisner

Orlando Florida Real Estate guide to home improvents to get your home sold

Most homeowners ask what can I do that will add value to my home and make it stand out in this Orlando Florida Real Estate Market?  What value does it add?

That said over the years we have found that upgrades to kitchens and bathrooms bring the best return.  Now if your carpets are worn and flooring also needs updating this would come in a close third.

So just what is involved in improving your property.  Once you know what you would like to do consider each of the following to be sure it is done professionally.

Zoning and building permits, fixer upper loans, hiring a contractor, insurance and just where to begin to get the job done right.


Before you get started you may enjoy watching remodel tv which gives some great remodeling examples and ideas in regularily updated videos.

Just look at granite countertops which can be anywhere from 35-50+ per linear ft. a great kitchen upgrade and very popular.  Comes in all styles and colors but once you know what you want be sure to hire a contractor that gets the correct permits.

This is crucial because when selling a home an informed buyer will know to ask for proof of permits to avoid future penalty fines.  This applies to plumbing, electrical and fire so be sure to get it done right upfront.

A reliable contractor will know what local law requires as concerns building codes. 

You can control the condition even if the market values seem out of control.  The condition may be just the reason your property sells versus the competition.

So check out Remodeling Magazine or Pillar to Post two excellent resources that will show you where to get the most bang for the buck.  One of their examples was the remodel of a bathroom gave a 81% return to the owner.

If you would like a personal review before you list your home call us today we will be happy to point you in the right direction.

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Teri Isner, CIPS, CRS, GRI
Keller Williams At-The-Lakes
1170 Celebration Blvd
Suite 200
Celebration, Fl 34747

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