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Home Improvements


Blog by Claire LeLacheur | September 2nd, 2008


I have noticed lately that people's attitudes towards home renovations have changed greatly. Since the advent of the shows on HGTV like "Diva on a Dime" and "Flip This House" it looks really easy to make gratifying and awesome home renos.

I have been working with a tremendous amount of Buyers lately who feel up to the challenges of home renovations. In the initial interview I always ask a new Buyer, if I found you the right place and it needed a bit of paint and new floors would you feel up to the task? Most answer yes, and for sure and I have no doubt that they can take on the challenge. Others answer  a hearty yes and then glance down at their meticulously manicured fingernails and I shudder! They have no idea what they are in for!

As a general rule of thumb the money that you put into your kitchen and bathroom renovations nets the most money back when it comes time to resell the property. New counters, cabinets and applainces go along way in making your kitchen the most eye catching, while a new vanity, tile, floors and light fixtures on the bathroom secure your spa insprired future. Other perfect renos is changing a worn out carpet to hardwood or laminate floors, and neutral paint colors.

For most these renos can turn a regular joe into a weekend warrior. Others should pick up the remote and leave the renos to the experts!

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