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Topic - Brenda Small
As the year comes to a close, many homeowners are thinking of home-improvement projects for the new year. Industry experts warn, however, that owners should think ahead and realize that renovation costs don't always translate to value when it comes time to sell their home.
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"While most owners tend to focus on remodeling the interior areas such as kitchens and baths, it's important not to overlook a home's outside appearance," said Brenda Small, branch manager and associate broker with Prudential PenFed. "Simple changes can make a big difference. Replacements can be more cost-efficient than remodels."
Ms. Small added that especially with today's fluctuating economy, budget-conscious homeowners look for more economical ways to maximize their home space needs.