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Home Remodeling Materials Andover MA

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Annecrest Building Corporation
978-887-4991
81 Herrick Rd.
Boxford, MA
Services
Home Remodeling

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Pann Home Services
617-864-2625
411 Lewis O. Gray Drive
Saugus, MA
Services
Home Remodeling

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Aedi Construction
8886112334
179 Bear Hill Road
Waltham, MA

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Apex Green Roofs, Inc.
617-629-2739
170 School St.
Somerville, MA
 
steve
Liberty construction
978-884-4805
4 anthony road
north reading, MA
 
Daimer Industries
7813934900
16 Tower Office Park
Woburn,, MA

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Florentine Renaissance Masonry
9788259922
416 Lafayette St
Salem, MA

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Apex Green Roofs, Inc.
6176292739
170 School St.
Somerville, MA

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Tim Shanahan
North East Roofing Contractors
978-423-6403
155 Middlesex Street
Lowell, MA
 
Denise Shanning
Home Spa Designs
781-223-5831
68 Lowell Street
Wilmington, MA
 
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Remodeling Hints for a Tough Real Estate Market



Remodeling Hints for a Tough Real Estate Market
Sun 11/16/08 11:20:37 am
SELL THAT HOME FOR MORE

(ARA) – If you’re selling your home, you’re not just competing against the house down the street anymore. You’re mixing it up with desperate new-home builders with pockets deeper than yours, banks willing to sell foreclosed homes at a loss, and buyers who know that sellers are at a disadvantage. You definitely need an edge.

Remodeling remains one of the best ways to set your home ahead of the competition. Upgrades to outdoor areas that expand the living space and add curb appeal can help sell your home faster and for a better price. Homeowners seeking to improve their living spaces are not making the traditionally popular – yet costly – upgrades to kitchens and baths. Instead, they are adding to the curb appeal with outdoor structures or landscaping if they are planning to sell.

But did you know that using high-quality materials throughout your home can also improve value and salability? Homeowners need to make the whole package appealing, which means it has to be long-lasting, low-maintenance and visually attractive.

“Cheaper materials may save money at the outset of a renovation project, but in the long run they reduce the potential value of a home,” says Richard White, an architect who specializes in custom homes.

value plusIn fact, in homes that increased in value by at least 100 percent, owners spent 2.5 times more on improvements than in homes where the value increased by less than 50 percent, according to a study by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

White offers the following insight into using high-quality materials to enhance the value of your home:

Choose timeless, not trendy. Often, trendy building materials can’t compete with traditionally popular ones for staying power and durability. Choosing traditionally popular materials for your renovation can help ensure your house is appealing to a wide range of buyers through years of evolving fads.

“People trust building materials they know,” White says. “If I grew up in a home with Western red cedar siding, I know the qualities of the wood and what it will do for my home.”

Long a traditional favorite, Western red cedar has a number of qualities that make it a preferred, quality material for decking, siding, and the increasingly popular outdoor living spaces that can enhance a home’s value, White says. Natural preservatives in the wood make it very durable for outdoor uses, even in more severe climates, according to Web site realcedar.org. Its texture and coloration give it a rich, natural beauty that enhances interiors as well, in features such as interior paneling, vaulted ceilings, trim and boxed-in beams.
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