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construction_adamvilimek_450realestate.aol.com -Even if you're not planning to sell your home anytime soon, it's an inevitable question when you consider remodeling: How much will this improvement add to the value of my home? Surprisingly, much of the time the answer is not as much value as it costs to actually make the improvement. But some home renovations bring you more bang for your buck.

The top-ranking home improvement? A new front door, which on average adds 96.6 percent of the amount you spent to the value to your home, according to Remodeling magazine's annual Cost vs. Value Report for 2014.

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moneyhouse_oleg-doroshin_450homes.yahoo.com - If you're looking for a remodeling project that can amp up your curb appeal this fall, replacing your home's siding is a good start.

Replacing your siding is one of the best ways to improve the look of your home, while also providing a protective barrier against the elements.

And according to Remodeling Magazine's 2013 "Cost vs. Value Report," it's also one of the best ways to increase your property's value. And while price and return-on-investment (ROI) will vary depending on the materials and contractor used, the report reveals that homeowners can expect to recoup 72.9 percent of their investment on a vinyl siding replacement job, which costs an average of $11,192. 

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  • #1 Built-in Aquariums
  • #2 Built-in Electronics
  • #3 Eliminating a 3rd or 4th Bedroom
  • #4 Over-improving the basement
  • #5 Expansive outdoor living space out of Sync with the climate

It can be a balancing act to polish to the point of perfect return, especially if you expect to sell the house soon. Consider putting in one moderately priced focal point improvement that can make the room memorable. For example, one — just one — built-in specialty appliance in the kitchen can be a selling point. That appliance might be a warming drawer, a wine cooler or a five-burner stove with a griddle instead of the standard four-burner stove. Even then, calculate your payback in terms of a shorter selling time, not in terms of dollar return. - zillow.com

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