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RE/MAX has done extensive research with homeowners, to better understand what makes them tick. This enables us to help you in many ways. First, knowing your preferences is invaluable when it comes to finding that perfect home. Open concept or traditional? Lofty or intimate?
As a home owner, you are likely to re-sell at some point and should consider the benefits of the neighborhood. Remember, choices you make regarding improvements or renovations can drastically influence your home’s market value.
Our research has led to the development of a smart tool that can actually show you just what renovations generate the highest return on investment, based on the type of home you currently live in.
The RE/MAX Return on Reno Index
Select the approximate price range of your house below, and compare your return on renovations, based on the value of your home.
The RE/MAX Return on Reno Index is a proprietary tool to help you get the most value out of every renovating dollar you spend. We took an exhaustive look at the various renovations people commonly do on their homes and judged their return on investment based on a variety of criteria. The findings were nothing short of enlightening.
We learned “down to the dollar” what different renos deliver, but we also discovered that the relative return on investment changes based on the value of the house being sold. Have a look at these charts, which compare your return on reno, based on the value of the home being sold.
It All Starts at The Curb
Renovating the Kitchen
The Kitchen IS The Hub
Ever wonder why “kitchen parties” naturally occur every time you have guests? Well, it’s because the kitchen is the hub of every home. It’s where we get nourishment, refreshment, gather and regroup after a busy day. It is a room with real value for every family. At RE/MAX we’ve learned that kitchen upgrades can really deliver, with a 44% higher return on investment over the average return on other popular renos you might consider.
Whether you’re working with a contemporary kitchen or more of a country feel, stainless steel appliances continue to hold a lot of interest. In cabinetry, look at fine-grained maple, stained or natural, over the traditional heavy oak look of the past. Laminates and marble are great choices for countertops, but granite continues to be the most popular surface of all. Check out the latest fixtures in today’s new, brushed nickel finishes.
Try a Fresh Coat
Renovating the Fireplace!
Rekindle Your Passion for Living
Nothing beats the feeling of curling up around a fire on a cold winter’s night. Not to mention the comforting feeling of hearth and home that a fireplace adds to a room.
RE/MAX’s Return on Reno Index will tell you that installing or upgrading the fireplace in your home will generate 11% greater return on investment than the average return on other popular renos you might consider.
Gas fireplaces have made huge advances in popularity thanks to recent increases in efficiency as well as advances in design. A gas fireplace delivers the best of both worlds – all the comfort without the mess and maintenance.
Great Ideas Underfoot
Start by ripping out that dated wall-to-wall carpet. Then, sand your existing floors down and refinish them, or choose one of the many easy-to-install and affordable laminates now available. A darker stain gives an elegant, yet up to date look. Use area rugs to accent and ground the space.