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How much can you add to the valueof you home for adding air conditioning and a 2nd patio

  • January 24 2010 - Petaluma
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PetalumaI really wouldn't advise you to add either...in this crazy Petaluma market, you probably won't get the return on investment within the next few years (maybe you can break even?) We have built in a/c with the coastal breezes and I've rarely heard of the 2nd patio being the reason that someone bought the home ;)
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Air conditioning does not add a lot since Petaluma has a mild climate. Most appraisers will add around $2,000 to the value. As far as the patio it's very difficult to tell without seeing the yard.
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The value added to your home depends on several factors.  A couple of these obviously include the quality of the air conditioner or patio you add and what area you're losing to build the patio and modifications needed for the air conditioner.
Another factor that makes a big difference is how much those amenities are valued in the area where you live.  In Florida, where I lived before, air conditioning was practically a necessity.  If your home did not have it, it would be a great idea to add a system.  In Maine, where I live now, most homes do not have central air conditioning.  Homes that do use up space to include air conditioning that may be used only one month out of the year in general could be looked on less favorably by buyers.
Both local realtors, for the marketability of your planned improvements, and local appraisers, for their opinion on the value of those improvements, would be good to talk to.

  • January 24 2010
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