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4 Home Projects That Add Instant Value To Your St. Pete Home!

Do you have a list of changes you’d like to make to your St. Petersburg home this year? Completing cosmetic updates is easiest when the weather’s in your favor.

Here are four upgrades ranging from curb appeal projects to large-scale expansions that often yield high returns.

  1. Replacing doors and windows: Homeowners are often encouraged to consider projects that boost overall curb appeal. Swapping out a wooden front door for a steel model or replacing front-facing windows can pack more of an ROI punch than renovations made inside the home.
  2. Constructing a deck: Create a beautiful transition from your back door to the outdoors by building a deck. The update turns into a major selling point that can recoup your initial investment when it’s time to move on.
  3. Adding insulation: Of all the projects listed in Remodeling magazine’s 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, adding loose-fill insulation to your attic is the only one with returns that exceed 100 percent of the cost. It can also help reduce year-round heating and cooling costs.
  4. Building a second-story addition: Even with a slight increase in construction costs, completing a significant two-story addition resulted in a substantial year-over-year increase in value from 2016 to 2017. Adding the extra space will likely catch the attention of buyers.

Home renovations and repairs are on the rise and expected to peak this year. Now’s the time to start planning your investment-savvy St.Pete home improvements.

Check out this newly renovated listing to go under contract for $350,000 (over asking) in just 18 days! The Seller completely renovated this home from top to bottom.

It is a Charming renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage bungalow with a separate 1 bedroom, 1 bath Mother-in-Law cottage, surrounded cozily with a brand new white vinyl privacy fence giving this oversized lot plenty of room for your pool and outdoor oasis. Nicely updated with a brand new kitchen, including stainless steel appliances, travertine floor and solid wood cabinets. Refinished heart of pine floors, brand new roof on all three buildings, new sod and a new 15×80 foot concrete driveway which leaves plenty of room for overnight guests or renters should you choose.