Search for homes for sale in Humboldt County, CA
Real Estate Home Buying a Home Selling a Home Real Estate Videos Learn about Real Estate About Our Company About Our County Real Estate Blog

Search for
Homes For Sale
> Detailed Search
Our Search displays all of our local listings from Coldwell Banker and all countywide properties represented by other real estate companies.


Which Renovations Truly Boost Home Value

Which Renovations Truly Boost Home Value?

If you build it, they will come. But will they buy? Renovations can be the determining factor in a sale. Homeowners are spending more than ever on remodeling - a record $88 billion in the year ended September 1998, according to the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. But which renovations truly increase the market value of a home, versus those renovations that increase the comfort of a home's inhabitants?

Kitchens and bathrooms tend to top the list for remodeling according to Doug Mason, Sales Associate at Coldwell Banker referred in Plymouth, Michigan. "Dollar for dollar, you get more return on your investment by updating these two living quarters. Of course, improvements vary based on the individual home. If something, such as a roof, is worn or in shabby condition, it may hurt a sale more so than a fabulous kitchen remodeling will help."

Other surveyed Coldwell Banker® Sales Associates note that there are other improvements that might increase the marketability of a home, but won't necessarily increase its sale price. Two improvements many homeowners choose to add are upgraded landscaping and swimming pools. Both of these, however, won't necessarily add value and, in some cases, can deter potential buyers. For example, homeowners can pay between $2,000 - $15,000 for the same landscaping job, but a home buyer may not be able to tell the difference regarding the amount of money spent. Furthermore, that beautiful landscaping might be covered with snow if the house is put up for sale during the winter months or it might become frail and brittle-looking during a too dry summer. Homeowners who are looking to add an in-ground pool should view a pool as an investment in quality of life. The value of a pool is measured more in terms of the enjoyment of having one as opposed to measurement of a good return. While in some areas of the country, pools can limit the number of potential buyers, in warmer climates pools can often help attract offers.

In addition to large renovations, there are options for those seeking to make improvements for a quick sale. Interior and exterior painting can dramatically refresh a tired-looking house. New windows, siding and gutters can also help a house sell faster and add to its curb appeal.

If sellers are able to do one thing in terms of renovations, Mason recommends keeping it clean. "Get rid of overly decorated wallpaper and add a coat of neutral paint. It makes your home more appealing to a potential buyer."



New Listing Notifications
Let us do the searching for you!

New Real Estate ListingsBased on your criteria, we will email you any new listings that fit your needs. You can remove your name at any time.

> Registered Users Login In Here!


Videos for
Buyers & Sellers

Learn tips to help you with the home buying & selling process.
Humboldt County Communities
Get information about various Humboldt County communities such as age demographics data and more.
  Coldwell Banker
Sellers Realty.

985 G Street, Arcata, CA 95521
CalBRE#: 02074234
  (707) 822-5971- Phone
(707) 822-4337 - Fax - Email
Home For Buyers For Sellers Real Estate Info About Us Local Info Blog Contact Us

For Buyers Find a Property FREE Email Alerts First Time Home Buyer Videos Find a Sale Associate Mortgage Center Relocation Services Buyer Resources Our Communities
For Sellers Our Agents Relocation Information Enhancement Program Seller Resources My Home Value
Real Estate Videos First Time Home Buyer Videos Agent Profile Videos Community Videos Homes For Sale Videos
Real Estate Info Real Estate Videos First Time Home Buyer Videos Buyer Resources Seller Resources Homeowner Resources Mortgage Center Real Estate Glossary
About Us Our Agents Referral Network Careers Contact Us
About Humboldt County, CA Our Communities Community Events Points of Interest Market Data

Coldwell Banker Seller Realty Coldwell Banker Seller Realty. Privacy Policy • Copyright© 2018
Homes For Sale in Arcata, Trinidad, Mckinleyville, Eureka, Willow Creek, CA - Humboldt County, CA Real Estate
Serving Humbolt County, CA and the surrounding communities of Arcata, Trinidad, Mckinleyville, Eureka, Willow Creek
Copyright 2017 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. |
Website designed and maintained by Lyon Graphics