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By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Mike Wagner
In the excitement of buying a brand-new home and choosing the features and finishes they desire, the last thing most buyers are thinking about is selling that home. Resale value is not always at the top of the list of considerations of new-home buyers, yet the choices made in the builder's design center will have an impact on the property's future value.
"While structural upgrades are a good place to start, you never want to be the biggest house in the neighborhood," said Mike Wagner, an associate broker with Keller Williams Realty in Leesburg, Va.
He said buyers who are handy may want to consider finishing the lower level themselves at a later date rather than paying the builder.