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Is it a good idea (in regards to resale) to expand a master bedroom by knocking down an

adjacent smaller bedroom wall?  That would leave us with a 3 bedroom colonial with and optional 4th bedroom/office on the 1st floor (no closet). Our square footage is 2400 square feet. 2 ful. Built in 1965.
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unless those bedrooms are tiny, (the master and the room in question) i'd leave it alone. Is there a master bath? If the rooms are a normal size atleast 12x 15 for the master and 10 x 12 for the other bed I'd leave them because more bedrooms would be more valuable then an oversized master and cutting the house to 3 beds. If the room in question is say 8 x 10 or less or just enough room to make a sitting area for the master with a tv then go ahead cause an 8X10 isn't much of a bedroom.
My point is the forth bed could be the selling point over a hugh master, what are you going to do with the space? A big walk in closet would be ok or if no master bath you can build one there if your handy. If you have to hire it out you wont get your money back. This is just a mix of pro's and con's for you because I don't know enough to give an honest opinion but maybe I said something you didn't consider who knows. But I wouldn't kill a bedroom that you can use for a master that you could ride a horse in, it doesn't make sense unless you really need the space. I'm guessing this is all upstairs, the bedroom downstairs is great to have.
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July 06 2012

A first floor bedroom is a good thing if you dont currently have a bedroom on the first floor.
I have buyers specifically looking for homes with the bedroom on the first floor.
 I would get an estimate of the cost and then ask a couple of agents to give you a value with and with out the improvement before proceeding with the expense of doing the remodel. Just to make sure the effort and the expense will pencil out for you. Good Luck to you!

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July 06 2012
It may not be a bad idea to invite two or three Realtors to give you their opinions before you embark on the project.  Good luck!
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July 06 2012
Since you have a room on the 1st floor that could potentially be converted to a bedroom by adding a closet, taking a wall down to expand the size of the master bedroom would probably be a good idea. 

Good luck.
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July 04 2012
Generally, you want to see what the standard in competition is and what people are looking for. A local listing realtor can help you analyze what has sold in the last months and what sold fast as well as what sat in the market. In some areas the # of rrooms might be more important thn the size of the bedrooms and viceversa. Good luck to you
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July 04 2012
That is a very good question. The answer depends on a few factors. For instance, how big are the majority of homes in your neighborhood? Does your area boast a large amount of 4 bedroom homes? What are the demographics in your area? Is it a family neighborhood, with large families? Which houses sell the fastest? 3 bedroom homes or 4 bedroom homes?

You also need to calculate how much this renovation is going to cost you. Whenever you make improvements on your home, you want to make sure you don't spend more than you can recoup when you sell your home. Before you go forward with this project, check your area's comps and see what homes are selling for and how long they take to sell. Ask a local realtor to run the comps for you.

I hope this respknse was helpful.
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