Look for a house with good bones.
Be on a TWO-YEAR PLAN. You need to live in the home you are remodeling as a primary residence for at least two years to avoid capital gains tax when you sell. Make sure the home is one you and your family can live in comfortably for that length of time.
Look at THE BIG PICTURE. Look at comps (sale prices of comparable homes) in your target home’s neighborhood and try to get a house that is well under the comparable home price in that area. This gives you a better chance for good appreciation or upswing.
Make sure the home is in a GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD. Not only should the neighborhood be in a location convenient to your family’s work and school, it should be a desirable location to ensure a good resale price.
What people are saying...
“Bottom line, to me, is results. Mary knows how to get the job done, period. End of story” – Andy
“We’ve bought and sold several properties through Mary. The transactions always go so quickly and smoothly. She always puts her clients first, and we trust her completely” – Sally and JG Geis
“My house really needed help. Mary came in, took charge and helped me stage the home, and it looked beautiful. It sold really quickly because of her efforts. Thank you, Mary!” – J.M