First impressions matter – and the latest research shows that’s especially true when buying a home. In fact, the way your home looks on the outside trumps almost any interior update, including ones that people thing are “the big ones” – such as kitchens and bathrooms. That doesn’t mean that there’s no point in updating interiors of homes, but unless they are seriously out of date, most return investment won’t be near what you spend. Even when you do “need” to update a kitchen, expect your return investment to only be about 70%. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it – it could be that your house won’t sell without it, and you’ll make up that loss in other ways. But truly, the areas where you are nearly certain to get all of your investment back are updates that happen outdoors.
Exterior Updates That Bring Greater Return Investments
- New Garage Doors
- New Manufactured Stone Veneer
- Steel Front Door
Brand new garage doors say “well kept” and “sleek” particularly if they match your home’s design and are a neutral shade. Expect to spend around $4000, but expect to get 100% ROI. That’s the best you can do.
New manufactured stone veneer is definitely a little pricier, depending on the size of your home, but let’s face it, nobody wants a house with tired or faded siding. Stone veneer gives instant charm and pizzazz – it’s not cheap, costing you about $8500, but again, your average ROI is about 95%. Definitely worth it, particularly if you want your house sold soon.
A new steel front door is probably affordable for almost everyone, averaging $1500, and it’s even more desirable if you paint it brick red. You’ll get about 92% of your ROI with this one, but it’s one that’s sure to catch your buyer’s eye and doable for most home-sellers.
There are countless other upgrades that may make an individual family swoon, but these are upgrades that have been shown to have massive appeal across the board.
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Newest Homes for Sale in Dubois County
View the newest homes listed in Dubois County in the last 10 days:
3237 Dogwood Drive Jasper, Indiana
3 Beds 4 Baths 4,326 SqFt 0.675 Acres
Listing courtesy of Steve Lukemeyer from FC TUCKER EMGE REALTORS.
342 Cottonwood Lane Jasper, Indiana
3 Beds 3 Baths 2,366 SqFt 0.237 Acres
Listing courtesy of Brett Knies from RE/MAX Local.
130 Michigan Street Ferdinand, Indiana
3 Beds 2 Baths 2,304 SqFt 0.279 Acres
Listing courtesy of Amy Hawkins from FC TUCKER EMGE REALTORS.