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Before You Sell – How much will you get back on upgrades?

Posted on: March 8, 2020

Crawling Baby with a Guardian

As I Realtor, I am frequently asked for home selling tips, and among the most common are about the return on investment for various home projects, upgrades and renovations.  ‘How much value will this add?’ ‘Will I get my money back?’

A Google search finds countless articles, surveys and expert opinions on the subject, but no real consensus.  For example, do a search on how much value a new roof adds.  2 organizations in the business of real estate have vastly different opinions. Zillow says you’ll recover 68% of the cost when you sell, while the National Association of Realtors says you recover 105% of the cost.


Filed under: Folsom, Real Estate

Finding Accessibility: Tips for Disabled House Hunters

Posted on: March 5, 2020
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photo by Pixabay is proud to present this article from guest blogger Patrick Young 

Living with a disability doesn’t have to mean living with limitations these days. There have been
many advances in technology that have made things easier for individuals who have mobility

However, finding the right home for your needs can be a challenge. There are so many
things to consider, from making sure your safety is a priority to staying on budget with
modifications, and it can be a stressful process to go through.

One of the best ways to get started is to make a list of the things you’ll need in a home. Think
about your mobility, what kind of counter space you need, and how much room you’ll want to
have in the areas you use most. If you use a wheelchair or other equipment, the doorways have to
be a certain width for your safety, and a ramp may be necessary if there are steps outside. These
details add up, so writing them down may be helpful in keeping track of them all.

Here are a few things to consider when you’re looking for an accessible home.

Write Down Your Needs

When you’re living with a disability, it’s important to think about what your daily needs will be,
both now and in the future. Buying a new home means looking into the future a bit and thinking
ahead. For instance, will you have safety issues in the bathroom as you get older? If so, installing


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