Worth the Money/Work?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage
When in comparison to a flat window, Bay windows can definately increase a home's charm. It reaches out to capture more light and views from three angles, and the seat provides extra space for plants or a sunny sitting spot to relax. But does adding a bay window increase the home's value enough when a homeowner is preparing to list? And upgrading to a bay window will most likely require a professional, which costs the homeowner money. So is this upgrade work the money/work when getting ready to list? Any thoughts on this?
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Steve Prewitt
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Comments (4)

Linda Sanderson
Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific - Benicia, CA
Steve - I don't know that putting in a bay window would be a good investment just to put a home on the market.  They are very nice, and I love them.  I would consider putting one in for my own enjoyment, but not just to sell a home.
Jan 04, 2008 04:32 AM
Steve Prewitt
RE/MAX Advantage - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Real Estate
Linda,  I agree with you...better to install for your own enjoyment. Thanks for the comment.
Jan 04, 2008 04:38 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes
I never think a change like that is worth the money you spend. Seems like a bad investment to me.
Jan 04, 2008 04:38 AM
Fran Gatti
RE/MAX Integrity - Medford, OR
Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity

Steve,

I have several bay windows we put in when we built the house and they were very expensive even when planned for in the building process.  I doubt a seller would recoup the expense when they sold their home, but it may well be worth it in the enjoyment the owner will receive from the windows while living in the house.  I love mine and feel they were worth the expense.

Jan 04, 2008 08:07 AM