Thursday, August 11, 2022
In today's marketplace, home valuations take into consideration many factors. One of these factors is the law of increasing returns, as related to the money spent for improvements on a property.
Surprisingly, not all home improvements are considered added value projects (law of diminishing returns).
That said, let's start with some that are considered, more often than not, added value home improvement projects:
- Garage Doors
- Refinishing Basement
- Upgrade Flooring
- Add on or Home Office Conversion
Home improvements that may not add value to a property's value include:
- Swimming Pool
- Extensive Landscaping
- Expensive Lighting & Fixtures
- Solar Panels
Staying ahead of market trends and making safe decisions about home improvements is always a good idea.
- Dotdash Meredith Creative (28 June 2022). "Three Home Improvements That Actually Add Value—and Three to Skip", TheBalance.com (9 June 2022).
- Valerie Kalfrin, Christopher Rogacz (31 January 2022). "What Upgrades Increase Home Value? 25 High-ROI Improvements Buyers Love", Homelight.com (31 January 2022).
- Ginera Benedetti (15 December 2020). "8 home improvements that won't add value – what to avoid when renovating", Homes & Gardens (15 December 2020)
Monday, June 20, 2022
Provided below, current Maryland real estate statistics as provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (FRED). Click on each chart to learn more about the information provided.
|Maryland Homeownership Rate||Active Listing Count in Maryland||Average Listing Price in Maryland|
Retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (student internship NASA), Ms. Thomas began her professional career with Boeing as a defense contractor [systems analyst]. A short stint with General Electric followed and then 10 years with Rockwell International. Ms. Thomas started her consulting career in 1995 and opened her software consulting firm, QiSoftware in 2004. Ms. Thomas has held Top Secret and Secret clearances, with a life style polygraph. Clearance, currently inactive. In 2022, Ms. Thomas became a Maryland licensed real estate salesperson.
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