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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Home Remodel for Pleasure, Profit or What?

Over the past several weeks I have shown quiet a few house that have been remodeled and/or updated.  Perhaps it is the age of these houses, mostly located in the Pineda Causeway and Lake Washington areas of Melbourne, Florida, that resulted in so many receiving recent updates.  Most of these homes were built in the mid to late 1990s and were "due" for updating.  Perhaps it was they were just being updated to place on the market.

Regardless of reason for the recent updates, in the course of these showings I saw some that were...
  • Poorly done remodels where you could tell the owner was a hobbyist, not a craftsman! 
  • Over improvement remodels where the "top of the line," commercial grade  products were used at excessive expense. 
  • Remodels that were from the “scratch and dent” department at Appliance Direct or Lowe's Home Improvement
My main question is what was the purpose of these remodels?  Were they just for the owner's pleasure, or necessity or re-sale?  Ultimately re-sale, although not the primary consideration, should be a factor.  Which home improvements or remodels payoff?

Regardless of purpose, a job done correctly, with the appropriate permits, is the safest route!

Gary L. Waters PLLC, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida serving Florida's Space Coast including the cities and communities of Melbourne, Viera, Rockledge, Suntree, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and the surrounding region.

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