Improve the Value of Your Home Up to $100,000
50 Surefire Techniques and Strategies
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|Format:||Paperback, 240 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 13 January 2003|
The fifty can't-miss ways to increase the value of a home before selling Most people consider their home their most important asset. Whether they are planning to sell tomorrow or sell in the distant future, improving the value of a home is one of the most important and basic ways to increase the value of that investment. From painting, to landscaping, to construction add-ons, this book offers surefire ideas that will inspire, inform, and increase return on investment. The suggestions in this helpful guide range from cheap ideas that anyone can undertake with little effort to extensive long-term improvements. This is the perfect resource for every homeowner looking to sell, regardless of how much money they can spend on their home. Robert Irwin (Palos Verdes, CA) is one of the premier real estate experts in the country. He has authored over fifty books on the subject, including Buy or Sell Real Estate After the 1997 Tax Act (Wiley: 0-471-14723-0), How to Get an Instant Mortgage, with David L. Ganz (Wiley: 0-471-18366-0), and the bestselling Tips and Traps series.
Table of Contents
SIMPLE TECHNIQUES THAT BRING HIGHER PRICES AND QUICKER SALES. Make a Better First Impression. Cars Have Their Place, But Not in Front. Give Your House a Friendly Look. Fix That Lawn. Add New Outside Lighting. Clear Out the Debris. Dump the Old Couches. Replace Your Home's Jewelry. Get Rid of House Odors. Hang Pictures From the Masters. TECHNIQUES THAT WILL IMPROVE NEIGHBORHOOD VALUES. Take Neighborhood Action. Push Your Homeowners' Association. Form a Neighborhood Action Committee. Get Allied with a Painter/Paint Store. Go After Graffiti. Go After Blighters. Get City Hall on Your Side. Work on the School Board. Contact Your Public Works Department. Go See the Parks and Recreation Department. TECHNIQUES FOR MAKING A GRAND ENTRANCE. Redo Your Driveway. Mend Your Fences. Make Over the Front of Your Home. Add a Tile Entrance. Hang a Fancy Chandelier. Separate Rooms. TECHNIQUES DONE WITH LOVING CARE. Improve the Floors. Add Decor Lighting. Add Light. Remove Popcorn Ceilings. Paint Lively. Frame Your Home in Molding. VITAL MAKEOVER TECHNIQUES. Make Your Kitchen Over. Put Down a New Kitchen Floor and Countertop. Replace Kitchen Appliances. Do a Bathroom Restoration. Relight Your Home. Add a New Bathroom. Convert an Attic. Finish Off a Basement. Organize Closets. Convert a Bedroom. Add an Extra Room. Install Double-Pane Windows. Replace Interior Doors. TECHNIQUES THAT WORK IN THE BACKYARD. Landscape Low in Your Backyard. Landscape High in Your Backyard. Add a Spa. Fix a Bad Pool. Create a "Things To Do" Organizer. Index.
About the Author
ROBERT IRWIN has written more than fifty books on real estate. His Tips and Traps series has sold more than 1,000,000 copies.
|Publisher: ||John Wiley & Sons Inc|
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 15.0 x 3.0 centimeters (0.30 kg)|