Stefani Real Estate Consultants
Moving your Pets  |  Money and Finance  |  Lifestyle  |  Home Improvement  |  House and Home
Home
About Us
Steve's Blogs
Featured Listings
Search MLS Listings
Market Information
Communities by City
Desert Cities Information
Exchange and Mortgage Calculation
Prepare for Sale
Contact Us
Golf Courses
Keller Williams
 
ə-thôr'ĭ-tē - An accepted source of information and advice

Steve and Lynda Stefani
760-406-1063(Office)
760-406-1047(Cell)




2008 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report


Remodeling Projects With the Highest Returns
For the second year in a row, REALTORS® report that exterior remodeling projects return the most money as a percentage of cost, as detailed in the Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report.

On a national level, wood deck additions and all types of siding replacements–upscale fiber cement, midrange vinyl, and upscale foam-backed vinyl–returned more than 80 percent of project costs upon resale. Of these, the most profitable project was upscale fiber cement siding, which recouped 86.7 percent of costs, followed by wood decks at 81.8 percent, midrange vinyl siding at 80.7 percent, and upscale foam-backed vinyl siding at 80.4 percent.

The 2008 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report compares construction costs with resale values for 30 midrange and upscale remodeling projects comprising additions, remodels and replacements in 79 markets across the country, expanding from 60 markets last year.

Projects With Highest, Lowest Returns

In addition to wood decks and siding, window replacements and kitchen remodels also returned a relatively high percentage of remodeling costs on a national basis.

All types of window replacements–upscale and midrange wood and upscale and midscale vinyl–returned more than 76 percent of costs. A major midrange kitchen remodel returned 76 percent of project costs, while a minor midrange kitchen remodel returned 79.5 percent of costs.

On a national level, bathroom remodels, while still a relatively good investment, do not return as high a percentage as in previous years. A midrange bathroom remodel was estimated to return 74.4 percent on resale, comparable to a midrange attic-to-bedroom conversion, at 73.6 percent of costs recouped, and a midrange basement remodel, at 72.7 percent of costs recouped.

As in last year’s report, the least profitable remodeling projects in terms of resale value were home office remodels, sunroom additions, and back-up power generators, returning only 54.4 percent, 56.6 percent, and 57.1 percent, respectively, of project costs.

National Association of Realtors® President Charles McMillan says the resale value of any given remodeling project depends on a variety of factors.

“A home’s overall condition, availability and condition of surrounding properties, location, and regional economic climate are all factors that will influence the value of any remodeling project,” he says.

Results of the report are summarized in the December 2008 issue of REALTOR® Magazine. The issue also includes examples of actual remodeling projects that were less expensive than many of the report’s cost estimates.

Full project descriptions, as well as national, regional and local project data for the 79 cities covered by the report will be posted at www.costvsvalue.com by Dec. 5.

This is the 11th consecutive year that the report, which is produced by Hanley Wood, LLC, was completed in cooperation with REALTOR® Magazine. For the report, Realtors® provided their insight into local markets and buyer home preferences.

Source: NAR
Home  |  About Us  |  Steve's Blogs  |  Featured Listings  |  Search MLS Listings  |  Market Information  |  Communities by City  |  Desert Cities Information  |  Exchange and Mortgage Calculation  |  Prepare for Sale  |  Contact Us  |  Golf Courses  |  Keller Williams
Moving your Pets  |  Money and Finance  |  Lifestyle   |  Home Improvement  |  House and Home
 

Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Profile  |  Sign In

Choose language: