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    Laura Dunlap, Realtor®
    217 North Bay Avenue
    Beach Haven, NJ 08008
    Cell: (609) 290-76860
    Fax: (609) 492-2708
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    Home Projects with Big Resale Returns

    Posted By Laura Dunlap @ May 4th 2014 11:43am In: Spring Newsletter 2014

    Now that it finally feels like Spring you may be thinking of starting a home project.  Now you must decide where your money and time will be best spent.  There is a project for every budget. According to Realtor Magazine, here are the overall top 5 mid-range projects.

    1. Entry Door Replacement (steel)
        Job Cost: $1,162
        Resale Value $1,122
        Cost Recouped $96.6%
    2. Deck Addition (wood)
        Resale Value $8,334
        Cost Recouped 87.4%
    3. Attic Bedroom
        Job Cost: $49,438
        Resale Value $41,656
        Cost Recouped: 84.3%
    4. Garage Door Replacement
        Job Cost; $1,534
        Resale Value: $1,283
        Cost Recouped: 83.7%
    5. Minor Kitchen Remodel
        Job Cost: $18,856
        Resale Value: $15,585
        Cost Recouped: 82.7%

    Back up generators were also high on the list for our region with a 77% recoup at sale. This comes as no surprise since there was such a high demand for them after Superstorm Sandy.

    Looking for more   Check out the Cost vs. Value Report for the Mid-Atlantic Region

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