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San Francisco Bay Area Cost vs. Value Report 20011-2012
 

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For the 2011- 2012 year, we have seen that the most cost recouped at the sale of real estate here in the San Francisco Bay Area from a remodel would be from a minor kitchen remodel. A minor kitchen remodel is defined in the cost vs value report like this:

MINOR KITCHEN REMODEL scored a 116% return average on cost recouped after the sale.
In a functional but dated 200-square-foot kitchen with 30 linear feet of cabinetry and countertops, leave cabinet boxes in place but replace fronts with new raised-panel wood doors and drawers, including new hardware. Replace wall oven and cooktop with new energy-efficient models. Replace laminate countertops; install midpriced sink an faucet. Repaint trim, add wall covering, and remove and replace resilient flooring.

The runner up is an entry door replacement recouping an average 106%. An entry door replace is defined like this:

ENTRY DOOR REPLACEMENT
(STEEL) Remove existing 3-0/6-8 entry door and jambs and replace with new 20-gauge steel unit, including clear dual-pane half-glass panel, jambs, and aluminum threshold with composite stop. Door is factory finished with same color both sides. Exterior brickmold and 2.5-inch interior colonial or ranch casings in poplar or equal prefinished to match door color. Replace existing lockset with new bored-lock in brass or antiquebrass finish.

More valuable information on how to get the most from the sale of your home is found in the cost vs value report that is always provided free.

© 2011 Hanley Wood, LLC. Reproduced by permission. Complete city data from the Remodeling 2011 Cost vs. Value Report can be downloaded for free at www.costvsvalue.com.

 


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