How To Increase The Value Of Your Home

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An easy-to-follow guide for home owners who want to maximize the value of their most important investment

With anxiety over the stock market running high and home equity loan rates at an alltime low, Americans are investing in their homes like never before. Last year alone, consumers spent a record $123 billion on home building projects. How to Increase the Value of Your Home provides solid answers to questions such as: Is it better to build a ...

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How to Increase the Value of Your Home: Simple, Budget-Conscious Techniques and Ideas That Will Make Your Home Worth Up to $100,000 More!: Simple, Budget-Conscious Techniques and Ideas That Will Make Your Home Worth Up to $100,000 More!

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Overview

An easy-to-follow guide for home owners who want to maximize the value of their most important investment

With anxiety over the stock market running high and home equity loan rates at an alltime low, Americans are investing in their homes like never before. Last year alone, consumers spent a record $123 billion on home building projects. How to Increase the Value of Your Home provides solid answers to questions such as: Is it better to build a downstairs bathroom or to remodel my kitchen? And it provides:

  • Techniques for commanding higher prices and quicker sales--now and 10 years from now
  • Guidance on which renovations to invest in and which ones to avoid

Vicki Lankarge (Hartford, CT) is an authority on protecting the value of houses. She writes on consumer issues for aol.com, CBS Marketwatch, and MSN.com.

Dan Nahorney (Hartford, CT) is a journalist, business writer, and magazine editor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071436939
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/9/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 0.44 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Vicki Lankarge (Hartford, CT) is an authority on protecting the value of houses. She writes on consumer issues for aol.com, CBS Marketwatch, and MSN.com.

Dan Nahorney (Hartford, CT) is a journalist, business writer, and magazine editor.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

LAY THE GROUNDWORK

1. What’s Your Remodeling Profile? 3

2. Repair Before You Remodel 7

3. Recoup Your Remodeling Costs 17

GET THE BIGGEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

4. Additions: Size Does Matter (But Flow Is 27More Important)

5. Interior Improvements: Cabinets, Countertops, 49and Status Symbols, Oh My!

6. Home Improvements You Shouldn’t Bank On 73

7. Heating and Air Conditioning: Staying Warm and 83 Keeping Cool

8. Landscape and Hardscape: It Don’t Mean a Thing 91If You Ain’t Got That Swing

STAY THE COURSE

9. Ready, Set, Spend! 105

10. Keep Your Home Improvement Project on Track 125

GIMME SHELTER: PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT

11. Proper Maintenance for a Safer,More Valuable Home 139

12. Insurance: Protect Your Investment 151

13. Selling Your Remodeled Home 165

HOME RESOURCES

14. The Experts 175

Index 183

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2004

    Effective - Simple Solutions

    I would consider this a great read for the Homeowner on the lookout for simple, practical solutions to the ongoing problem of increasing the value of their home. The authors do a fantastic job at summarizing the details into well organized chapters which come in handy for the do-it-yourselfer to the contractor. I found myself reviewing their 'text boxes' of information often. Another aspect of the book I found surprising, was that it committed several pages on the 'no-homeowner-would-ever-admit-it' subject of 'When Good Projects Go Bad' --- stating lessons learned and practical tips (e.g. Recordkeeping). I will reccommend to those neighbors of mine that have the mindset of 'Increasing the Value of their home' (as well as their neighborhood's)!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2004

    Great Book

    We read this book because we were thinking of making additions to our house and we wanted to know the possible impact of those upgrades. What a time saver !!! This is the second book we have read by Ms Lankarge and find she has a unique ability to make recommendations to complex problems. After moving 18 times with the Air Force we wish we had this book as a guide 'back then'. This book is a money and time saver !!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2004

    A Valuable Addition to Any Homeowner's Library

    This detailed and authoritative review of the do's and don'ts of home repair and remodeling is invaluable to any property owner. The material is cogent and well-organized, practical and reliable. Homeowners confronting the decision to sell or remodel their homes will find all the information they need to make an informed decision.

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