Tips for homeowners thinking about selling

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ImproveTips

Town & Country Builders LLC is a licensed general contracting and design-building firm that has been serving Oahu residents for the past 35 years. The company specializes in custom and packaged homes; remodels and additions; designer kitchens and bathrooms; Americans with Disability Act (ADA) modifications and multigenerational home building. Additionally, the company offers full construction services including planning and permitting.

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When considering your options for remodeling, with the hopes of selling in the future, think about your community’s standards before investing. Hawaii’s culture is much different than others, and if you sink your money into amenities that don’t reflect the norm for your immediate area, then you won’t even gain a 10 percent premium over neighboring homes, regardless of what you’ve spent.

Understand that if you are seeking future returns on investments, a buyer who is considering whether or not to purchase your home will be researching all of the houses around yours before making a decision. Buyers are not looking for reasons to purchase your home, but rather they are looking for reasons not to. For example, if you want to spend $50,000 to construct a retaining wall on the property, then you may want to reconsider this, because in most cases, the value will not count in the appraisal.

Built-in electronics may satisfy you right now, but they soon lose their appeal and are quickly outdated by the latest trends. Also, eliminating a third or fourth bedroom to install a walk-in closet or bathroom is never a wise decision, because homeowner’s are often looking for more bedrooms for their growing families. For the best return of value, it would be wise to consider remodeling the kitchen, bathroom or building an addition. If you have a large family, then photovoltaic panels would be the next choice, because federal and state tax credits are still being offered, and it appears that this will not be the case forever.

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Call the professionals at 737-7766 or visit the company’s website at www.townandcountrybuildersllc.net for assistance with your next project and/or to obtain recommendations. Town & Country Builders LLC is a member of Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating, and also is a certified remodeler. The company also was the winner of the Excellence in Customer Satisfaction Award every year from 2011 to 2014, is a member of the National Association of Home Builders and The Hawaii Building Industry Association, and the winner of the 2014 Best of Honolulu Award in the general contractor category.

TOWN & COUNTRY BUILDERS LLC
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