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Upon researching for this brief, we found that improving curb appeal is one of a handful of important factors that increase a home’s value. The words “curb appeal” were mentions in the top articles only behind the word ” kitchen ” see the top 20 topics section below. 


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daveramsey.comHow to Increase Home Value – If you want more confidence that your home will be worth top dollar someday, follow these simple tips on how to increase home value.1600
nerdwallet.com5 Proven Ways to Increase Home Value – NerdWallet – Learn how to increase home value in the eyes of buyers and your appraiser by improving efficiency, adding square footage, upgrading the kitchen or bath, sprucing up landscaping or installing smart-hom…1548
hgtv.com30 Expert Tips for Increasing the Value of your home – The remodeling experts at have compiled 30 tips that will increase your home’s value based on your budget.2070
homelight.comWhat Upgrades Increase Home Value? 19 High-ROI Improvements – What upgrades increase home value? Don’t roll the dice… invest your money wisely into these 19 high ROI projects vetted by the pros.2821
consumerreports.org8 Ways to Boost Your Home Value – Consumer Reports – Planning to sell your home? Consumer Reports offers 8 ways to boost your home value. Follow these rules to increase your selling price by 35 percent.2631
opendoor.comHow to increase the value of your home – As you prepare to sell your house, you might consider cost-effective renovations or upgrades. We share 15 tips that may help to increase your home’s value.2306
bestlifeonline.com50 Easy Home Upgrades That Add Serious Value to Your Space – Don’t let your home become a non-stop financial drain. With these easy home upgrades, you’ll be adding serious value to every square inch of your space.4029
homelight.com12 Easy Ways to Increase Home Value: Your Room-By-Room Guide – We’ve done the legwork to provide you this list of easy ways to increase home value with smaller projects that improve every room of the house.2316
blog.offerpad.com7 Pro Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home – There are many ways to increase the value of your house before you sell. Here are 7 pro tips on how you can do just that, all while saving some money while making the upgrades. If you’re looking to se…821
discover.comHow to Increase Home Value with Bathroom Remodel – Are you thinking about how a bathroom remodel can add value to your home? Learn how to use home equity to remodel your bathroom.881
thebalancesmb.comHow to Enhance the Value of Your Property – Property owners often make home improvements and sell their properties for a higher cost. Discover 15 ways you can enhance the value of a property.1071
mymove.com15 Best Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home – The value that you have in your home is the single most important reason why you own instead of rent a home. In the this recent economy of falling house values and unstable housing market statistics, …1547
businessinsider.com13 easy things you can do to increase the value of your home … – Real-estate agents told Business Insider that some of the easiest ways to spruce up your home include upgrading light fixtures and removing carpeting.1146
investopedia.com6 Things You Think Add Value To Your Home But Don’t – Even though you may enjoy the improvements you make to your house, it doesn’t mean they’ll increase your property value.1368
kiplinger.com8 Easy Projects That Add Value to Your Home – Need to make some much-needed updates to your home?983
simpleshowing.comDo Hardwood Floors Increase Home Value? – Hardwood floors are easily the most popular consideration when owners are thinking about selling soon. But do hardwoods actually increase a home’s value?1047
loveproperty.com25 simple things you can do to hugely increase your home’s value … – Add value to your home with these simple and straight-forward home improvements
redfin.comHow to Increase Your Home Appraisal Value – Get 6 tips to increase your home appraisal value. Track your home’s value on Redfin.462
bobvila.comHow to Increase Home Value Cheaply – Bob Vila – Let’s face it: For homeowners in most cities, the real estate boom is far, far behind us. Most folks need to squeeze every last penny out of their investment…838

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Headers used across sources, grouped by topic:

wood floors

9. Install hardwood floors or refinish your existing ones

3 Factors to Consider About Hardwood Floors and Home Value

1. Not All Hardwood Floors Are the Same

professional project

4. Professional project: Replace the floors

2. Professional project: Clean the windows

8. Professional project: Install a beautiful vanity light

coat of paint

3. DIY project: Give the walls a fresh coat of paint

6. Add a fresh coat of paint.

hardwood floors

3. The ROI of New Hardwood Floors

Check for Hardwood Floors

garage door

10. Professional project: Replace the garage door

5. Replace your garage door


Questions used across sources, grouped by topic:

wood floors

Do Hardwood Floors Increase Home Value?

Are Hardwood Floors Worth It?

popcorn ceiling

How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

bathroom remodel

How a Bathroom Remodel Can Increase Your Home Value


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In fact, thanks to the magic of home appreciation, which is when property value increases on its own, recent sellers sold their homes for a median of $55,000 (29%) more than they purchased it! (
Let’s see what the pros think: Recently, 22% of sellers’ agents said staging a home increased the dollar value offered by buyers 1–5% compared to similar homes. (
And 17% said it increased value by 6–10%. (
This project tends to regain more than 80% of what was spent, which means you might add more than $18,000 to your home’s value. (
But that’s still more than a 60% return, which isn’t too bad if you plan to live in the home for a while to enjoy the new addition. (
According to the data, your home would then be worth $229,000. (
Although, even recent sellers who lived in their homes for eight to 10 years made $35,000 (17%) more on their home than what they paid for it. (
Besides, almost 70% of real estate professionals said that promoting energy efficiency in home listings was valuable. (
But the value of the windows would likely earn you more than a 70% return on what you spent, which means your home value might increase by more than $12,000. (
But the numbers show it can boost your home’s value by more than $15,000 that’s over a 68% return on your investment! (


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To demonstrate, a minor kitchen remodel will on average yield an 80.5% return compared to the mere 59.7% return on a major kitchen remodel.

Marketability (plus our survey found that staging can add 1%-10% in value to a home at resale)

Shutterstock All it takes is a little stone veneer to completely change your home’s exterior aesthetic and increase that curb appeal. “Manufactured stone veneer siding can bring you up to 92 percent return on investment,” according to Palomino.

While you’ll pay approximately $17,000 to replace 10 windows in your home, doing so will yield a 73.4 percent ROI Redo your kitchen counters.

According to Zillow’s 2018 Paint Color Analysis , a light taupe living room added nearly $3,000 to homeowners’ pockets at sale time.

Nevertheless, as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, 76% of real estate agents say that home renovation activity is on the rise.

As CNN reported, hardwood floors can also increase home value by 3-5%.

Even the most basic landscaping project can add $1,500 to $2,000 in value to your home, according to’s Prepare to Sell survey.

If, like 70% of American homeowners, you believe your house is your biggest asset, taking care of it is probably a top priority.

To mow the lawn, prune shrubs, apply mulch, and plant about 60 perennials or annuals over about 2,800 square feet costs about $3,000 but has a 100% return on investment, NAR says.

Replacing an existing entry door with a steel one has proven to recover anywhere from 69% to 91% at resale over the past three years, statistics show.

Replacing a roof recovers 107% of its cost at resale , according to NAR. “A house sitting there at $250,000 with a brand-new roof is going to bring more value than the house sitting next door that’s the same floor plan with a 15-year-old roof,” Russell adds.

According to a 2018 report by Zillow, homes with so-called tuxedo cabinetry fetched $1,500 more than anticipated on average.

In the NAR’s 2018 Remodeling Impact Report, the addition of an irrigation system ranked ninth on the list of projects most likely to add resale value to a home, yielding an 86 percent ROI on average.

And they yield a 55.2 percent ROI, according to Remodeling magazine’s 2019 Cost Versus Value Report.

According to Remodeling’s 2019 2019 Cost Versus Value Report composite deck additions yielded a 69.1 percent return on investment when it came time to sell or about $13,000 on a $19,000 project.

The NAR reports that adding an outdoor fire feature costs an average of $6,000, but recovers $4,000 of that cost or 67 percent when it’s time to sell.

“By installing a new garage door, you can see up to a 92 percent return on your investment,” says Palomino. “Garage doors boost curb appeal, provide safety and security, and even help on energy bills if insulated.” Add some steel entry doors.


Invest in These 3 Home Upgrades to Increase Value to Your Property – LA Progressive (


Does Luxury Natural Stone Increase the Value of Your Home? – VideoInk (


Top Article Summaries

How to Increase Home Value (



5 Proven Ways to Increase Home Value – NerdWallet (



30 Expert Tips for Increasing the Value of your home (



8 Ways to Boost Your Home Value – Consumer Reports (