Are you itching to renovate your home and use the fact that you may sell it later as a justification? By all means your updates will help sell your home. Recouping all of the costs? Doubtful.
Kitchen remodels jumped 36% in 2011 as many potential sellers found that their homes are not selling for what they want. They may have to stay longer and are putting in a new kitchen to enjoy while they’re there.
Good plan, but don’t set your expectations too high.
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