By Webster's definition, the word "Remodel" means: "change the structure or form of (something, especially a building). Unfortunately, there is an MLS listing providing property description of a home being remodeled, when it fact it is not a remodel because the construction of the structure hasn't changed at all. It is the same floor plan it was since the home was built in 1991.
For example, a listing, now pending states the following information which is inaccurate because the construction of the structure is the same and everything listed is only a replacement and/or an original product refinished or has fresh coats of paint. It is the same floor plan as it was since the home was built. Structurally, nothing else changed:
"Beautifully remodeled home sits on a corner lot with NO HOA. This home features new roof, new carpet, fresh paint inside and out, and updated fence. The kitchen boasts new appliances, refinished cabinets and new hardware."
Consumers beware: As a home begins to age it is only a matter of time when things need to be replaced. Changing out appliances happens when they don't work anymore or if the Home Owner decides they want newer appliances. Roofs wear out due to inclement weather changes, such as hail, ice, snow, and hot sun. Consumers should be aware of life expectancy for appliances, flooring, the roof, fence, etc. Paint is considered cosmetic and most people do not live with the same color paint or wallpaper that was originally installed when the home was built. The expectation for purchasing a "remodel" is completely different.
CHANGE IS ALWAYS A MATTER OF TIME