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We hear similar stories repeated in different ways from our clients; At first, they look forward to stolen weekend's to golf & relax in the desert - they gradually discover they're crafting ways to spend more time here until it becomes clear, life just doesn't get any better than this."

Once that realization hit's, the process of change begins... We know what an extraordinary commodity your home is - buying or selling a home can be one of the most important decisions you will make and having the right team on your side will make the difference.

We specialize in homes throughout the Palm Springs Valley including Palm Desert Real Estate & Homes, Indian Wells Real Estate & Homes, La Quinta Real Estate & Homes, Rancho Mirage Real Estate & Homes, Palm Springs Real Estate & Homes& Indio Hills Real Estate & Homes. Whether you want to buy or sell an estate, lock & leave property with income potential, a resort property, land to build your dream home, or a property located in a country club or golf community we know the desert and are here to help. Our motto, If its important to you, it's important to us, guides us as we help our clients buy or sell a home in the desert.

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Remodeling Cost vs. Value

RmodelHome price gains have slowed in most parts of the country; time to explore other ways you can ask, and get top dollar for your home.

Cleaning and Staging make a big difference, we know, but for sellers looking to bring a property up to the neighborhood standards – remodeling may make sense.

According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, large-scale jobs aren’t likely to return full cost.  But there are improvements worth doing in anticipation of an upcoming sale. Some returning as much as 100% of their cost, while others may not have much return, but can improve market position of a property in relation to the competition.

1.) Entry Door Replacement – average cost of $1,366 and returned 123% of the investment.

2.) Designer Garage Door Upgrade cost was $1,756 but recooped 110%

3.) Exterior Stone Veneer average cost was $7,258 and returned 108%

4.) Minor Kitchen Remodel average cost was $21,497 and returned 102% of the investment.

First impressions are important, and the replacements that offer the biggest payback are the ones that are most obvious to buyers when they first view a house in person or online, such as a new Front Door and Garage Door.

Kitchens still offer the most remodeling bang for the buck. A minor Kitchen remodel can include keeping the cabinet boxes in place but replacing fronts with new doors & drawers inlcuding new hardware. Or, with the new trend toward “White” Kitchens, a high quality paint job can make a huge difference and bring your Kitchen up to current design trends when you also replace appliances with more efficient stainless and add Ceasar or Silestone counter tops and design back-splash.

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  • Cathi & Ben Walter
  • REALTOR ®
  • 44530 San Pablo, Suite 101
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • P: (760) 218 – 5752
  • E: Cathi@DesertAreaHomeFinder.com
  • CalBRE# 01346930

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