Remodeling adds value to your San Ramon home. Whats your home value?
So you’ve decided to take on a remodeling project for your San Ramon home. You’ve got it all figured out! Just tear this wall out, replace that floor, add some crown molding, a door to the backyard, granite and stainless steel, maybe a casement window or two, an outdoor pizza oven, and this project will be the envy of the neighborhood – look out Better Homes and Gardens! This is going to be great!
Wait – whoa- what? It’s going to cost HOW much?
When you want the moon and the stars, and your remodeling budget is spinning into outer space, it isn’t easy to reign in your plans and consider more budget friendly options. Try to consider what projects will give you the most bang for your buck, value wise. It can be very difficult to hear that certain projects increase the re-sale value of your home and some not at all. Uh oh. Better cool your jets – this just got real. Now what?
Fortunately living in the San Ramon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area, we have plenty of remodeling resources to choose from. There are wholesale granite places, home appliance warehouses, and wholesale flooring companies galore. With some careful budgeting and planning, your remodeling dreams can come true, while keeping your budget down to earth.
Usually when you think about remodeling, you think Local Contractor or Big Box Store. But did you know one of your first stops should include your local San Ramon Realtor? Mona Koussa is a veritable galaxy of great resources. She has tips on which projects will increase the resale value of your home, (and which ones won’t) where to get reasonably priced materials, what other homeowners in your neighborhood have done to their homes lately… She even knows some great contractors!
A home is usually our biggest investment. Even if you are planning to stay in your home for years to come, it’s still a good idea to have an idea of what your home is worth before you renovate, and what it could be worth after. There are tools that can provide you with a market snapshot to bring you up to speed on what’s trending in your neighborhood and what your San Ramon home, and others just like it, are selling for. It is very interesting to see what a remodeled home recently sold for vs. a home that was sold as is.
So, while it sounds odd to consult a Realtor before you take on a remodeling project, there are many reasons to do just that. Mona has her finger on the pulse of what is going on in San Ramon and the Tri-Valley. She has clients that are in the thick of remodels, some who are considering one, and some who are looking for a home that has the work already completed and is ready to move in to. It’s nice to know that there is another source of advice and information out there – one you may not have considered. Call, email or text Mona today. You will be pleasantly surprised at what your local Realtor can help you with!
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