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Jed Smith is the Director of Quantitative Research for THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Sal Alfano is the Editorial Director of Remodeling Magazine, about the home improvement projects that bring homeowners the best return on their investments.
Jamie Haden is a REALTOR® and the Broker/Owner of Hayden Real Estate in Stephenville, Texas. Jamie is also a 30-Under-30 Honoree from REALTOR® Magazine.
A recent study from THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® shows that for every 1000 square feet you add to your home, you typically increase its value by 3.3%. For a $200,000 home, that adds up to almost $7,000. Now I know what you’re thinking, “How the heck am I going make my home any larger?”
Well, let’s start at the beginning, and find out – is the square footage you currently have – being added up correctly?
That’s an important starting point, because sometimes part of your home – that SHOULD be counted – isn’t!
So begin, by making sure the square footage recorded by the county or city is accurate. Just check your tax bill. It should be right there.
Take that figure, and compare that with the square footage in any appraisals you might have done. If you find a discrepancy, check with your REALTOR®. You might be able to boost the square footage of your home by showing your blueprints to the tax assessor, and proving it’s bigger than they say it is.
Continue reading “Adding More Square Footage” »
Sal Alfano is the Editorial Director of Remodeling Magazine, about the home improvement projects that bring homeowners the lowest return on their investments.
Sharla Lau is a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Fleming-Lau Realty in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Sharla was the 2005 Arkansas State REALTOR® of the Year.
HouseLogic.com is a free source of information and tools—from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® — that can help you make smart and timely decisions about your home.
I’m going to list 9 great ideas and then for number 10, I have an idea you haven’t heard yet, that is as surprising as it is effective.
But first let’s recap what we learned so far. We’ll start on the outside and work our way in to find untapped potential of your home.
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It’s time to take a look at the latest facts and figures across the country from THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
This week saw the release of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS’® Pending Home Sales report for the month of October. And according to the latest figures, we saw Pending Home Sales slip a little bit.
Why did we see that slight dip from September’s figures? Don’t forget that we had a government shutdown in the first half of the month that sidelined many potential buyers plans as we all waited to see what would happen.
Continue reading “Local Market Conditions” »