Cost Vs. Value of Home Improvements 2013.

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Cost Vs. Value of Home Improvements 2013.

Remodeling Magazine has its 2013 Cost vs. Value report out and it shows a positive sign for the remodeling industry with the national average of cost-value ratio rising for the first time in six years.

The national data of the Cost vs. Value report compares the average cost of 35 popular remodeling projects with the value of those projects retain at sale. You can view national data for the projects or go to regional data for a more detailed look as well as mid-range vs. high-range remodel values.

The report is broken up into nine regions for the United States:

  • East:                          Cost vs Value Remod Mag 2013
    • New England
    • Middle Atlantic
  • South:
    • South Atlantic
    • East South Central
    • West South Central
  • Midwest:
    • East North Central
    • West North Central
  • West:
    • Mountain
    • Pacific



  The ‘trend’ page of the report shows various charts such as:

  • Cost vs. Value 10 yr. trend
  • Cost Recouped by Region
  • Replacement vs. Remodeling and more.


Some of the 35 remodeling projects are:

  • Bathroom Additions
  • Bathroom Remodels
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Two Story Addition
  • Roofing Replacement
  • Window Replacement
  • Garage Door Replacement
  • Front Door Replacement



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John F Muscarella
Broker/Owner, Plymouth County / Cape Cod, MA

Good post David.  I try to remind my clients of this each time we get into renovation discussions and getting your money back. 

Jan 23, 2013 07:11 AM #1
Wika Hutchinson
Eugene, OR
I remodeled my bathroom and kitchen within a month after I bought the house. Love the result!
Jan 23, 2013 07:15 AM #2
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

It is not just about resale, you get to enjoy it as well ~ quality of life.

Jan 23, 2013 07:35 AM #3
Michelle Cooks
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

As an investor I just love to take an older home and put a fresh look  on it

Jan 23, 2013 08:30 PM #4
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi David.  Cost does not always equal value.

Jan 24, 2013 02:55 AM #5
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
Value is in the eye of the beholder...... The key is to enjoy your home improvement and the benefits .
Jan 24, 2013 03:15 AM #6
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I UPgrade my clients' rental properties between tenants - ceiling fans, etc.  Doing an IMPROVEMENT usually takes longer time with no rental income...improvements need to be done PRIOR to turning the property into an investment property

Jan 24, 2013 03:27 AM #7
Ginny Gorman
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

David, it sometimes is best to say that renovation is in the eye of the beholder but always stress the return...great share!

Jan 24, 2013 05:17 AM #8
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Ginny, I think home owners might have to start looking at improvements, renovations through a different angle. When you buy a car and use it the value of that car usually goes down over the years, even though you put new tires and brakes on, tune it up, etc. Renovations and improvements are along the same line, you get to enjoy the use of it but do not expect 100 or 120% return on it. I do not have a crystal ball but for now with the economy barely moving home prices will only increase a few percentage points a year if you are lucky.

Jan 24, 2013 06:05 AM #9
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

This is always a tricky question, as to spending renovations dollars before putting a property on the market. I professional stagger is a great investment to answer many of these questions.

Jan 24, 2013 04:48 PM #10
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