The 10 Best Ways to Add Value to Your Home
25 Jun 08
As the housing market takes a nose dive, many of us face fears of increased interest rates, mortgage arrears and the dreaded negative equity.
All of this makes it more important than ever that money invested in home improvements is spent wisely on those things which will increase the value of your most important financial asset.
However many home-improvements are actually a waste of money, according to Sally Coulthard, author of The 10 Best Ways to Add Value to Your Home. Recent research shows that home-owners in the UK will spend around £150 million on improvements that actually reduce the value of their house.
Even when they improve something which does add value, most homeowners don’t choose the things which add most value (according to estate agents). For example, when asked, we thought a new kitchen would add most value, whereas an estate agent will tell you that a loft conversion is the most likely way to add up to 20% to the value of your home. Kitchens only add 5%.
This new book shows home owners where they will get the most bang for their buck. Each chapter takes one of the 10 best money-spinners and gives you the low-down on each. It looks at how much value they will add, the cost to profit ratio, how to employ professionals and comply with building regulations, and detailed checklists to make sure you have each project covered from every angle.
It also offers a breakdown of what makes the biggest difference regionally whether it’s an extension in Yorkshire or a loft conversion in Wales.
The 10 Best Ways to…Add Value to Your Home
12 Jun 2008
|Publisher||Prentice Hall Life|
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