Remodeling and renovating your Gilbert AZ home should be evaluated more closely than in the past, with an eye on your return on investment. If your remodel/renovation is strictly to improve your living situation, you plan on staying in your home for many years to come, and you have the money to make your improvements, by all means go ahead and make whatever changes are necessary.
If, however, you are looking at your home improvements as a way to maintain or improve your Gilbert home's value, do some research and evaluate whether you will get the return you need or expect to get when you sell.
Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Stay on par with your neighbors. Having the best house on the block might be nice, but it certainly won't give you the most bang for your buck. Your home is typically as valuable as other comparably sized homes around you.
- Ascertain your home's condition. Today's Gilbert AZ home buyer does not want to spend a lot of money fixing up needed repairs like a leaky roof and broken windows. Keep on top of necessary repairs and upgrades to make it clear that the home is well taken care of.
- If you are making upgrades to your home see if they can be energy efficient upgrades. Not only will you get a tax break but you will probably save money in the long run as well.
There are many remodeling and renovating items that you can choose to do that are cost-effective and attractive to future home buyers. For a recent article from Money that touches on the subject of remodeling and renovating click here.
To learn more about what you can do to make your Gilbert AZ home more attractive to buyers or to search Gilbert AZ property for sale, please contact Gina McKinley, a Gilbert area Realtor, call 480-355-8645 or email her here.