December 2016

Found 2 blog entries for December 2016.

As any avid watcher of home improvement shows knows, not all renovation projects are created equal, or at least are not equally likely to recoup their cost at resale time. Remodeling Magazine, for instance, states that homeowners may not expect to get a significant return on their investment for a major (upwards of $50,000) kitchen or bath remodel. A minor kitchen or bath remodel, however – installing upgraded countertops, new tile, or contemporary fixtures – may return as much as 92 percent at resale.

Buyers want an attractive home, but they also value low maintenance.  Installing a pool, the epitome of upkeep, is rarely worth it. Improvements truly appreciated by buyers include upgrades to basic household systems like heating/cooling, energy

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When moving to a new city, a major concern is likely to be how far your paycheck will stretch. Newcomers to the Harrisonburg area are often pleased to find reasonable costs for everyday necessities like groceries and health care. In fact, some of the Shenandoah Valley’s most attractive qualities are its growing job market and competitive salaries – great draws when coupled with a relatively low cost of living as compared to other localities.

Of course, cost of living is also a concern for local residents considering relocation to another part of the state or country. The good news is that there are a number of online tools to help you determine how far you will need to make your dollar stretch in a new hometown. Tools like the Cost of Living

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