These Renovations Can Dramatically Boost A Home's Resale Value

The housing market’s imploded, credit lenders are wary and there’s a glut of homes sitting on the market right now. What’s a struggling home seller to do? 

He could take Your Money contributor David Francis’ advice and sink thousands into repairs and outside maintenance to give his home curb appeal. 

Or he could check out this nifty infographic created by, a business listings site, to get a better sense of what homebuyers are looking for. 

Basing the projects on how much they’ll improve a home’s resale value, eLocal sussed out which rooms are best to remodel—kitchens get a thumbs up—and which repairs are the most sought after. Turns out hardwood flooring is quite the investment. 

Check out the infographic below to learn more: 


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