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Home Improvement and Adding Value

Hosted by: Laura Hawley Special guest: Troy Garcia

June 27, 2018

Host
Laura Hawley – CFP®, Senior Vice President at Allen & Company

Co-Host
Troy Garcia – CFP®, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

Guest
Ben Strawbridge – Residential Real Estate Appraiser at Gordon Appraisal Services

In this episode, we discuss Home Improvements and how they can affect you as both a Buyer and Seller, how home improvements add Value to your Home, inexpensive improvements that will give you a high return on your Investment, and what certain Room Improvements add tremendous value to your home. We will also visit with Ben Strawbridge, Real Estate Appraiser at Gordon Appraisal Services to examine the in-depth cost of Home Improvements, how to maximize your selling price, and much more.

In this episode we cover:

  • Dollars and Sense welcomes Ben Strawbridge, Real Estate Appraiser at Gordon Appraisal Services to discuss Home Improvements (2:48)
  • The best value in Home Improvement and setting your priorities (4:40)
  • Questions the average Homebuyer needs to ask when doing Home Improvements (10:40)
  • General features Appraisers look for when appraising a home (14:00)
  • Tax breaks from you Home Improvement and the difference between Improvement and Repairs (19:00)
  • The importance of a Pool and how it affects the overall Value of a Home (24:09)
  • Buy and Improving vs. Building a new Home (25:47)
  • The difference between the Inspector and Appraiser 29:03

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Connect with:

Laura Hawley – CFP®, President at Allen & Company
Allen & Company – Laura Hawley

Troy Garcia – CFP®, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company
Allen & Company – Troy Garcia
LinkedIn – Troy Garcia

 

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