In a recent article in Worth publication Mattew Kransberg details the top 10 customizations that add value to a property. Numer one on the list, Paint and Landscaping.
"When it comes to return on investment, it's hard to beat a fresh coat of paint - and not just because it boosts curb appeal, accoring to Bennett Carr of Sotheby's in Beverly Hills. Calif., but because it also make buyers more confident that the infrastructure is sound. 'If something looks poorly maintained, it makes buyers very suspicious about the underlying condition of the house,' Carr says. Next: Bring on the boxwoods. The other essential project is landscaping. 'People make more money on paint and landscaping than on anything else.'"
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