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  • 44530 San Pablo, Suite 101
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260
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A Message From Cathi & Ben...

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.

Thank you for visiting DesertAreaHomeFinder.com, we hope you find our site helpful and we look forward to speaking with you it's easy, just click on the picture of a cell phone in the upper right corner of this web site and it will ring our cell phone directly.

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Bang for your Buck

Where do you start with a remodel project?  Whether you’re  planning on selling your home in the next few months or a few years, a carefully selected remodeling project can add value to your home.  Of course you want to select the project that you can be assured to get the most return on your investment, Kitchens and Baths are still among the top projects where home sellers receive the biggest bang for their buck. The next most valuable investments are room additions and new roofing.                      
                                                  
                                                       In the Kitchen
Stainless Steel Appliances are still at the top of the buyers list of favorites and replacing old counter tops with granite or solid-surface material has become the standard for home buyers.  Consider refacing cabinets & replacing the cabinet doors with raised panels, replace outdated flooring and redesign the layout of your Kitchen if you’re replacing cabinets especially if you can add space.  Add new paint, a sink with a new faucet along with other decorative elements and you can expect to spend on average $21,000 for a minor 200 square foot Kitchen remodel.
In the Bathroom
Like the Kitchen, buyers like to see new cabinets and granite in the Bathroom along with new sinks & faucet.
A typical remodel for a 5′ x 7′ bathroom will cost on average $16,000 and includes a new tub, new shower faucet w/ single lever, new toilet and solid surface counter with integrated sink.
Doing the project yourself can save money on labor, but it may be wiser to call in a pro for the things you may not be well versed at.  Plumbing and Electrical  are usually better left to the Pro’s.
The key to getting the biggest bang for your buck is to modernize without overspending for your neighborhood.  For more information about selling your home in the desert, visit us at http://www.desertareahomefinder.com/  Your #1 Online Resource for Real Estate in the Desert.
        

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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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