A problem that is constantly seen in homes for sale in the South Carolina housing markets is older homes lack of updated bathrooms. It may be a financial strain that precludes some homeowners, but if the bath has been untouched since the homes construction, it is doubtful that the only factor would be because of financial difficulty. Many times it is the homeowners refusal to recognize time has gone by, and homes with old baths will not sell. With older homes, and older homeowners you must train your eye to view your home through the eyes of your target buyer. Even if you are not planning on selling, upgrades are a must in homes older than 20 years. Not only do they improve your homes value, they also improve your homes ability to be functional and energy saving.
Does your bath need an overhaul?
Is your royal flush, a royal pain?
Next to kitchen remodels the other most important selling feature in your home are bathrooms. As society in general becomes more decor savvy, real estate savvy and with more sophisticated tastes, it is really important to have your bathroom look its best.
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Updating the old Master bath, how far to go?
Is your master bathroom was caught in a time warp? If you are comfortable with your older bath just the way it is there is certainly no reason to spend money you could use elsewhere, however, if you plan on selling in the near future,spending even a few hundred dollars can help your home's chances. Now is a bathroom update necessary? It depends, an out of date bathroom will undoubtedly hurt your chances of selling in a down market, especially if there are plenty of comparables for sale in your neighborhood.
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How to plan for a bathroom renovation
One recurring problem in older homes in South Carolina is the inability or reluctance of the homeowner to update their bathrooms prior to selling. Homes will always sit longer on the market if the kitchens and baths are not recently upgraded. Recently meaning, in the last decade. Even if you don't plan on selling your home, you may want to upgrade all the same. Updates and upgrades lead to more energy efficiency and add value for your possible future needs.
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