Home Improvement Projects That Have Some Pay Back

Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA DRE# 01499004

Home improvements are a funny thing.  Some of them have a return on investment and some do not.  Here is a list from the California Association of Realtors of home improvement projects that have some pay back.  A word of advise with any project you do:  If it needs a permit, get one!!!  It may save you a little money at the time but when you go to sell your home, unpermitted things are never good and could end up costing you much more to resolve.  


Home Improvement Projects That Have Some Pay Back

Comments (7)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

DeeDee in my market I find the number one money maker is adding square feet! Great post!, Endre

Jan 23, 2014 01:26 PM
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin


Very well done and stated. Hope you have a great week. 

Jan 23, 2014 01:26 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

DeeDee, I like this easy to read and easy to understand information for homeowners.

Jan 23, 2014 02:13 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

These ROI's sound much higher than all of the studies I've seen. Usually, I see kitchens at 60-70% and bathrooms a bit less.  It always surprises me that they never measure hardwood in any of these studies.

Jan 23, 2014 06:02 PM
Suzanne Otto
Six Twenty Designs - Lansdale, PA
Your Montgomery County PA home stager

Thanks for this info DeeDee. Remodeling the smart way can give you a big return on your investment.

Jan 24, 2014 12:22 AM
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Endre - Not sure which it would be in my market but square footage is sure easiest to calculate! Thanks for your comment.

Alan - Thank you!

Sharon - Glad you liked it! And thanks for stopping by to read it!

Debbie - This was from our California Association so could be just another area where your location makes a difference.  And "real estate is local" comes into play! Thanks for your comment!

Suzanne - I definitely agree that it needs to be well thought out! Thanks for your comment!

Jan 24, 2014 01:00 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello DeeDee ... Sorry I missed this wonderful post, very interesting and featured to the group:

Good Morning and Good Night at Activerain

VB ;o)

Feb 05, 2014 12:06 AM