To remodel or not to remodel? Part II

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Home is where the heart is… in other words, the most important place for anybody. Remodeling your home to make it better for you and your family has become the thing to do. Of course, during construction you will feel out of place and a little disturbed if you stay in the house during construction but even then, in the long run, remodeling your house to fit your needs has proven to be a very good investment.

One thing to keep in mind is to remodel or add onto your house according to the neighborhood and the value of the properties around you. If you over build, you will never get back what you put into the project. So, always make sure you do some research on the neighbors’ properties, the size of the surrounding houses, their value, etc. before you prepare the home design plans, so at the time of resale, if you decide to sell, you do not lose money.

This is the best time to remodel because prices are down. Home design professionals are lowering their fees to attract new customers, contractors are bidding jobs very low to guarantee the work and material cost has gone drastically down. For opinions on that topic, check the page: “What the experts are saying.”

If you own a property in a neighborhood you like, where you have everything you need close by and Zoning allows enlarging your house, why not do it? Why not invest on the property you already own to make it better for you and your family? Even if you are not planning on selling it in the near future, it is always wise to raise the value of your property.

I recommend my clients to remodel their old homes if they like the location of their houses instead of looking into buying in other neighborhoods paying maybe even more for a house that has less character than their old houses. If you are already used to that area and have a history with the schools, shops, churches, etc., Why start from scratch somewhere else? Just go for it! Find a reliable residential designer in your area to work with and together prepare the most perfect home design layout for you and your family and you’ll see, you will be happy you took advantage of this economy to do it.

To remodel or not to remodel? Part I

For specific remodel/addition costs for San Diego, refer to my article “How to turn your old house into your Dream Home”

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