Christian Osburn
Owner/Principal Broker, Certified Appraiser, ABR, CRPS, CSSS
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CPO Realty
7773 Fern Oak Ct, Manassas, VA 20112
VA License Number: VA: 0225058690


What Truly Adds Value To My Home?


Homeownership is an investment, and with all investments, we want a return on our money. There are things we can do that will get a greater return and things that DO NOT get a return for our money invested in our homes.

 

Things that generally ADD value:

  • Adding above grade (non-basement) square feet via additions
  • Adding Bedrooms
  • Adding bathrooms
  • Remodeling kitchen
  • Remodeling bathrooms (especially master bathrooms)
  • Finishing basement
  • Painting interior with neutral colors (grays, whites, browns, etc.)
  • Moderate sized decks, patios and porches

 

Things that generally do NOT add value:

  • Doing the home remodeling yourself to save money. Unless you are a professional, it is better to leave home remodeling to the professionals.
  • Painting interior with wild non- neutral colors (reds, blues, greens, purple, etc.)
  • Solar Panels
  • Swimming Pool or Personal Spa
  • Extensive Landscaping
  • Adding a walk-out/up basement to existing basements
  • Oversized decks, patios and porches
  • Wine cellars
  • Man caves

 

Remember, just because you like it, doesn’t mean other potential buyers will. Also seek advice from a Real Estate professional before making renovations to your home to ensure you are getting the best return on your investment.