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More people in the Midlands remodeled homes in 2008 than the previous year, but they spent less money doing it.  More people appear to be staying put amid a cooling real estate market, but they are using their money to make upgrades that will add value when the market turns and allow them to enjoy the benefits of a remodel now.  Others have found good deals on houses and want to modify them to fit their lifestyles.  Home sales in the Columbia area fell 28% in the first three months of 2009, compared to the same period last year.  Some people are being forced to stay in their homes because of market conditions and are deciding to renovate or add on.  Some are even smaller jobs such as screening in a porch.  Homeowners are really looking for someone to help them figure out how to maximize a return on investment.  While investing in kitchens and bathrooms is usually a good bet, individual decisions must be made on the home.  A master bathroom is almost a must for some buyers while younger buyers are looking for open floor plans.

Danny Austin

great article! seeing this will help me a lot!

Jun 22, 2021 03:13 PM
Jen Summerlin
MPC - Nepean, ON

It seems this is repeating again in 2022 - Jen

Aug 06, 2022 09:32 PM
Ethan Wilson
Menu Price for Canada - Ardrossan, AB
Real estate agent serving Seattle's Eastside


Dec 05, 2023 07:56 AM