How to Increase Your Home's Value

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Which Home Improvements Increase Your Home's Value

Even though home values in the Portland, Maine market are rising on their own, there's a lot you can do to increase your home's value faster than the market is increasing on its own.

Here's a list of some remodel projects you might already want to do, and how much of that investment will be recovered when you sell your house.

Project (average cost recouped, national) according to Realtor Magazine:


Minor kitchen remodel (88%)

Bathroom remodel (85%)

Major kitchen remodel (81%)

Family room addition (80%)

Deck addition (77%)

Master suite (75%)

Attic bedroom (74%)

Siding replacement (73%)

Window replacement (69%)

Home office (55%)


Nice to see how many projects you'll see adding to your home's value!  Good luck on that kitchen renovation you've been waiting to do.  If you need a list of contractors in the Portland area, drop us a line!