2012-13 Cost vs. Value: Make the First Impression Count Updating the outside of a home pays off, according to this year’s Cost vs. Value Report. Real estate professionals ranked exterior improvement projects as winning the buyers’ eye and providing sellers with the most return on investment. JANUARY 2013 | BY ERICA CHRISTOFFER If your clients are wondering what home improvement projects will give them the best return on the sale of their home, tell them to think “curb appeal.” When buyers are shopping for a home, the exterior can make (or break) the first impression. According to the 2013 Cost vs. Value Report, exterior replacement projects are among the most valuable home improvements that sellers can currently invest in, starting with the front door. A steel entry door topped this year’s survey with an estimated 85.6 percent of the costs recouped at resale. The steel door replacement is also the least expensive of the 35 midrange and upscale remodeling projects included in the surv
How Housing Is Leading Us Out of the Great Recession by THE KCM CREW on APRIL 30, 2013 · 0 COMMENTS We are often asked if the housing market can truly rebound if the all-round economy remains sluggish. We answer by explaining the housing market is not dependent on the economy but rather the economy is reliant on the housing market. Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moodys.com , addressed this issue in a recent report . “Historically, housing has always led the U.S. out of recessions. It is the most interest rate-sensitive part of the economy, and as rates fall during recessions, housing rises first .” How does real estate impact the economy? Real estate impacts the economy in several ways. As Zandi explains: “Housing’s resurrection is crucial to the creation of more jobs. Every new single-family home creates and sustains almost five jobs for about a year. These include not only construction jobs, but manufacturing positions for producing lumber, paint, nails,
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