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4838 Holly Rd. Suite 201
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
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Home Improvement Projects: 6 Tips to Maximize Cost-to-Value

The time is here! So let’s add some value to your biggest investment. Many homeowners use the spring season to begin working on home improvement projects that they have been contemplating and planning all winter, but anytime is great to start your project. Before you pick up that paintbrush or get out those hedge clippers, here is some expert advice on which home improvement projects will add the most value to your property.

#1 Spruce Up he Landscaping:
First impressions can have a significant impact in the value of your home. Landscaping plays a major roll in the outward appearance of the property. Research indicates that your return on investment (ROI) can be as high as 200% in some markets. So trim those hedges and trees to allow more natural light to reach the house. A fresh layer of mulch can also work wonders to enhance appearances.

#2 Make the Bathrooms Shine:
The bathroom and is one of the most important and heavily trafficked rooms in your home. Remodeling experts and realtors both agree that major bathroom improvements offer an outstanding cost to value ratio. Even simple improvements like replacing old fixtures, installing new towel racks, and removing stains from sinks, bowls, and tubs can all significantly improve the appearance and value of the home.

#3 Get a kitchen makeover:
The most important aspect of a kitchen is that is designed to look open and spacious. Darker flooring and wall coverings should be redone in lighter colors. The same can be done with countertops and cabinets. This will make the space look more open. New hardware for the cabinets and drawers can further improve appearances. Making sure the faucet works properly and looks to be in excellent or new shape is also very important.

#4 Curb Appeal:
Making your house look better on the outside can go way beyond landscaping efforts. New doors, windows, shutters, and shingles can make your home look even more attractive to potential buyers. Power washing the exterior walls and a fresh coat of paint will most certainly improve the appearance of the house. Remember, outside appearance and 1st impressions are very important to potential buyers.

#5 Improve the energy efficiency:
There is a direct correlation between improvements in a home’s energy efficiency and increased resale value. Replace outdated furnaces or air conditioners. Fix any leaky faucets or running toilets. Use weather stripping to eliminate gaps under doors. Buyers are willing to spend more today for better energy savings in the future.

#6 Interior Excellence:
Many times the interior impression of a home has an even bigger impact on potential buyers than the curb appeal. A fresh coat of paint or new wall paper can make a house look brand new. Most painting and wallpaper projects can be done yourself or with minimal outside help. Make sure you don’t forget about those ceilings. Replacing worn or ‘not so nice looking’ carpet or flooring will also have a big impact on appearances and resale value.

Remodeling and improvement projects can definitely increase the value of a home. The most important thing to consider, before deciding on which project to undertake, is the cost-to-value ratio. You want to make sure that the increase in the value of your home is maximized compared to the labor and costs associated with the project. Any renovations that bring your house up to par with the rest of the houses in the neighborhood are always good ideas. Try to stay away from projects that will make your house the most expensive or dramatically different from other homes in the area. Careful planning and research is all that is necessary to ensure that you get the highest return on investment possible for your home improvement project.


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csmmog .
csmmog .
20:16 27 Sep 19
John's team interfered in the real estate contract by trying to negotiate a ridiculous temporary lease and 90 day extension then telling the buyer and the buyers agent the deal was done. When I wouldn't agree to a 3 month extension and allow the 'buyer' to move in with no credit report and no real lease, John's team's advice to the buyer was to lower their lease offer. He just couldn't make the loan happen in the first 10 day extension period HE proposed. Kind of Hinky - the lender contacting the seller directly.read more
Mark Foster
Mark Foster
11:17 30 May 19
John and his team worked diligently to make the process as easy as possible. They kept me informed and sent me step by step what they were doing so I always knew where we were in the process. I had a very low credit score and they still made it happen! Thanks John, Troy, Allan and the whole team.read more
Rich and Bekah Roberts
Rich and Bekah Roberts
17:43 24 May 19
John and his team are excellent at what they do. Very friendly and helpful, yet also down to earth and realistic about your ability to attain such and such mortgage. John will let you know if your "dreams" are a match with the reality of your financial situation. John wants you in a mortgage, but he wants you in one you can afford comfortably. I had numerous questions throughout process, and John gladly answered each and every one. I am very grateful my wife and I chose John, and would do so again if/when we have other mortgage needs. If you're ready to buy a home, you wont be disappointed with John McCoy!read more
Jeremy Dean
Jeremy Dean
06:16 07 Mar 19
John the Mortgage Man worked to get me and my wife into our first home this year! We had some issues with low funds, high debt and bad credit, but John helped us to determine how much we needed to save up to get in the home we wanted. Once we got there John was able to hook us up with a lender and get us a good deal on a loan. We closed in just over two weeks from the time we found a house that we wanted! John always made us feel at ease and answered any questions we had. Very knowledgeable, very responsive and very kind! Thank you John for everything! Highly recommend!!!read more
John McCoy
John McCoy
15:12 19 Feb 19
John made getting our loan processed very efficient and worry free. He will do the same for you!
CJ
CJ
19:47 20 Oct 18
12 days from application to closing, now that's fast! Great overall service, everything John said he would do, he did it. My clients were thrilled.read more
Frank J Rosati
Frank J Rosati
19:15 20 Oct 18
John made everything easy for the purchase. He had everything covered (all the associated costs, paperwork) that I needed to close. It was a pleasure to work with him again (this is my second time working with John) and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to finance a home.read more
debbie powell
debbie powell
19:05 19 Aug 18
John goes out of the way for you to make sure you are informed, kept up to date, and always professional. Definitely goes the extra mile to help! Everything is done in a timely manner. Thanks so much John! This is my second mortgage through John McCoy and team.read more
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John The Mortgage Man
4838 Holly Rd Suite 201
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 510-1420johnthemortgageman@hotmail.com