remodel: Taste Specific: How could they pick that kitchen for that house???? - 05/05/14 12:48 AM
I love the House Hunters phrase "taste specific" instead of ugly kitchen. It would be a dull world if everyone's house looked like House Beautiful. However, real estate is an investment and redoing your kitchen in the trend of the moment is risky if you don't plan to be there for 25+ years. My friend's father was a very successful corporate executive. He moved every 5 to 7 years. He was a serious cook. He redid every kitchen when they moved in to make it white and timeless. By necessity, he had an eye on resale. I just showed a 100 … (0 comments)

remodel: Repeat after me: A contractor is NOT a kitchen designer - 01/09/13 04:13 AM
They think they are though--even though lots of contractors are men who don't cook!!! Smart kitchen design makes a kitchen work right: Think "storage"...think "easy to clean"...think "pleasant to be in." Tile floors can be inexpensive, but standing for a long time on a hard surface can be tough on your legs.
(3 comments)

remodel: Remodeling Magazine Survey on Return on Remodeling Projects. - 02/12/10 07:19 AM
I just got this link to Remodeling Magazine from EcoBroker http://www.remodeling.hw.net/2009/costvsvalue/national.aspx.  Click for the latest figures by region of the country on what returns sellers can expect for home remodeling projects in your area. In the Mid-Atlantic where I am, the returns for major and minor kitchen and bath remodels went down by about 6% each! Previously, a $60,000 kitchen remodel would get a seller back 72.1%. Last year that went down to a 66.5% return. A minor kitchen remodel ($22,000) had brought a 78.3% return at resale. Last year that return went down to 72.2%.
A minor ($17000) bath remodel is not as good … (0 comments)

 
zeta cross, Getting Greener Makes Your home worth more! (Smart Green Realty)

zeta cross

Getting Greener Makes Your home worth more!

Philadelphia, PA

More about me…

Smart Green Realty

Address: 7630 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19118

Mobile: (215) 669-3660

Email Me

Philadelphia real estate agent who helps buyers and sellers enjoy the benefits of better building performance. Energy efficient buildings sell for more money. They are more comfortable and healthy to live in. They save you money on your energy bills every month.


Listings

Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog