Real estate professionals say homeowners should think about remodeling to boost resale value before they choose to move. When undertaking a remodeling project, they should focus on the return on investment, with Realtor Magazine and the National Association of Realtors’ indicating that replacing the front door and windows in a mid-range home and replacing the garage door and siding in an upscale home generate the most value. Minor kitchen upgrades also rank high in both home categories. Experts also believe homeowners should consider energy-efficient upgrades and take into account how long they plan to live in the home when planning improvements. When it comes time to sell, Realtors say a clean home with furniture arranged to make the space look bigger, a well groomed yard, and a home warranty are important. Sellers may not have to undertake extensive upgrades given that buyers are looking for bargains, and it tends to make more sense for buyers to remodel the home to their tastes after making the purchase. | Read More