TOM: Plan to sell your house anytime soon? Stick with the home improvements most likely to pay you back or maybe even pay you big. Hi. I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: Changes to your home’s exterior pack the most resale punch. Adding a new entry door tops the list. Costs start at about $1200.00 to install but earns you more than that when you sell.
LESLIE: A manufactured stone veneer is also worth the time and money. This upgrade is going to get you a 90 percent return.
TOM: And replacing a garage door also boosts curb appeal and profit. Whether it’s a contractor-grade or an upscale replacement, you should earn back more than 80 percent of the cost.
LESLIE: Wood deck additions, minor kitchen remodels, and siding upgrades also come close to recouping their costs and, in the meantime, they make your house the talk of the block. (chuckles) I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement Tips, visit moneypit.com.