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5 Home Improvements That May Not Pay Off When You Sell!

courtesy of Bella Casa Real Estate

Many home improvements add value, but others can actually hurt it. So think hard before you put time and money into these projects:

1. A chef-quality kitchen

An upscale kitchen renovation recoups just 54% of its cost in added value.


2. DIY painting

Streaky, chipped or low-quality paint can knock $1,700 off a home’s sale price.


3. An expanded master[a] suite

If your home has four or five bedrooms, losing one might pay off. But losing a bedroom in a smaller house could lower your selling price.


4. Wall-to-wall carpeting

Carpet as the primary flooring in a house drops the value by $3,900 – and carpeting in the master bedroom causes a $3,800 plunge.


5. A swimming pool

Any pool can be seen as a drawback by buyers who don’t want to deal with maintenance or insurance.

SOURCES: The News & Advance, Lynchburg, VA; Opendoor; Remodeling magazine



If you are looking to purchase or sell a property in South Florida give me a call. I specialize in Boca Raton homes, Delray Beach homes, Parkland homes, Coral Springs homes, Sunny Isles Beach condos for sale, Fort Lauderdale, and more.


IZABELLA BOGINSKY Lic. Real Estate Broker, Bella Casa Real Estate

Phone (561) 212-4757

Fax (888)287-7057

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