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Remodeling: Cost vs Value in the Portland Area

After posting about why you take a look at the Cost vs Value Report before doing any home projects, I read a really well written perspective on the topic of remodeling, cost vs value, in the Portland Metro area.  I think that providing statistics is interesting, but framing them with a point of … [Read more...]

Question: Is it worth it to [insert project description here] to my home?

Answer:  Review the Cost vs Value Report The new 2015 Cost vs Value Report is out. This is an excellent study and a wonderful resource. Use it as a guide to find out what a kind of return you might anticipate at sale of certain home improvements or gauge the approximate of cost projects you are … [Read more...]

Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report | Real Estate–Location, Location, Location…

Thinking of moving to a new town? Want to know how your current home's value will translate in the "new" place? Here's a tool that will help with that process.  Test out the Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report and find out! … [Read more...]

What’s the Current Value of Your Home?

Some thoughts on statistics and the value of your home...  "DID YOU KNOW?... Washington is the most common street named after a U.S. president, but an online listing site says homes on streets named after Calvin Coolidge have the highest value, 4.3% higher than the U.S. median." This just goes to … [Read more...]

Home Renovations Worth It? Great Infographic

This is one great resource for getting a thumbnail idea of the impact of renovations on resale value.   Deciding what renovations to do when selling is not always a matter of return on dollars spent, there are times when basic renovations are needed to enhance market position, preserve the … [Read more...]

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