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New Home Options That Will Maximize Resale Value

July 23, 2015

20992963_SIf you are one of the many people looking for homes for sale in Fortson, GA you maybe wondering what upgrades will give you the most “bang for your buck” when selling your home.

Here are several options for you to consider when investing in additions and upgrades.


When it comes to light in your home windows are key, they can even add a little style to your room as well. Windows are a great investment because they not only can you save money on your energy bill but they can also increase your home value. Keep in mind that replacing your windows can be costly. It is important to go with a high performing quality window than a cheaper alternative. Going with a more quality window that is properly installed will be more energy efficient.


Kitchens are the nucleus of the home. It is where we tend to gather family as well as entertain. So when it comes to a kitchen expansion like opening your kitchen up into the living room or most any other kitchen addition will add value to your home. Upgrading your cabinetry is a great way to update as well as add style to your kitchen. Deepening your cabinets and extending them toward the ceiling or upgrading the drawer system will also add to your home’s value.

Here are some other popular upgrades to your kitchen: granite or quartz counter tops, under cabinet lighting for your countertops, and a large kitchen island with seating and storage, and upgrading to stainless steel energy efficient appliances.


Your floors really take a beating, especially your high-traffic areas. Investing in your floors by upgrading from laminate to wood and ensuring that the carpeting is plush and stain resistant will add to your home’s value. Another way to add value to you home is to use eco-friendly and sustainable flooring options like bamboo. It is beautiful and long lasting.

Some upgrades are better than others according to Hanley Wood’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report. Here are the top five best values:

  1. Steel entry door replacement with a little over 100% recouped costs
  2. Manufactured stone veneer 92% recouped costs
  3. Garage door replacement 88% recouped costs
  4. Siding replacement 81% recouped costs
  5. Deck addition 81% recouped costs

Industry experts recommend not putting money towards the following upgrades or additions: specialty drive ways, high-end plumbing features, jetted tubs and swimming pools.

Call Erickson Realty today to check out the homes for sale in Fortson, GA today!

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