Remodeling, selling, and making money in real estate

Beautiful beaches, San Diego Zoo, Than Merrill, and Sea World San Diego! You guessed it, we are talking about one of the most beautiful, fun cities in the United States San Diego. The central location to get to all of the sights, cities, and attractions in California makes it one of the highest valued real estate markets. I am sure you have seen the shows on t.v. everyone is flipping houses or doing other home improvement projects to add home equity. And what is home equity? Money in your pocket! The two main rooms you want to concentrate on to build your home sales price are the kitchen and the bathrooms.

For your bathroom remodel, walk in showers have replaced jetted tubs as a must have. People generally don’t have time to take a bath so a shower has become more important. Other things to update in your bathroom are to try wood cabinets, updated appliances, natural wood or stone floors and sinks. If you are looking for a luxury touch try adding a steam shower as that’s the hot new item. One of the biggest bathroom investments you can do is to add another bathroom. Adding a second bathroom if you only have one will increase your resale by 8%. That’s double the rate for adding another bedroom! After all you can never have too many bathrooms or too much money and this way you will have both!

A basic kitchen remodel will recoup your investment in it by 92%. More buyers are looking for that modern kitchen with all the amenities in our foodie culture. Upgrade to high-end appliances; natural counter tops of granite, quartz, or wood; hard wood flooring is a very popular upgrade.

Aside from the kitchen and bathrooms the most important remodel is general maintenance. You can have the most outlandish gourmet kitchen but in the home inspection if they find that you have a leaky 30-year-old roof then they won’t want to pay top dollar. Look at your basement, make sure your wall paint doesn’t have chips or dings as a quick coat of paint will make a tired old room seem new again. Also don’t neglect the outside of your house. Curb appeal is important and repairing siding or landscaping will attract buyers.

The real estate market in San Diego has never had a better time to sell as the median home price is $450,000!