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32 home upgrades that are a huge waste of money

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Lisa Marie Conklin of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 32: One of the first resources realtors use to determine the value of your home is the neighborhood you live in and the homes in it. 'If you improve your home too much, in any area, you may price your home outside of the neighborhood you live in,' warns Ryan Fitzgerald, owner/broker of Uphomes. A large or expensive remodel that doesn't make sense in your neighborhood won't match up with the price per square foot with neighboring homes. 'You may find you're priced well outside the neighborhood price range,' says Fitzgerald. Check out these 12 budget-friendly upgrades that will add value to your home.

Improving too much

One of the first resources realtors use to determine the value of your home is the neighborhood you live in and the homes in it. 'If you improve your home too much, in any area, you may price your home outside of the neighborhood you live in,' warns Ryan Fitzgerald, owner/broker of Uphomes. A large or expensive remodel that doesn't make sense in your neighborhood won't match up with the price per square foot with neighboring homes. 'You may find you're priced well outside the neighborhood price range,' says Fitzgerald. Check out these 12 budget-friendly upgrades that will add value to your home.
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