What are the most important things to update on a home for the biggest return on investment?

If planning to sell a home 5-10 years in the future, what would be the most important things to update - the kitchen? driveway? roof? etc..
  • December 01 2012 - Hamburg
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I believe that a soild roof is a great selling point.Also the major fixtures should be well maintained so the new owner will have less to worry about.Cosmetic work is nice but if the roof needs repair or replacing the property might take time to sell.
  • December 03 2012
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Well said.. Agree with all. Something else to consider.... In ground oil tank..and old septic or cesspool waste systems. A homeowner who has any of these should be proactive and either get them removed and / or updated. Some can be a can of worms and costs can accumulate fast. Some buyers will just shy away from them . Hope this helps
  • December 02 2012
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I agree with Wet Dawgs, also include on that list Furnace and Hot Water Heater if ether are over 20 years old.,
  • December 01 2012
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Kitchen and bathrooms give the biggest ROI.   Roof and driveway maintenance, as well as other maintenance is important.   A house that it well maintained sells more quickly and at a better price than a house that is in disrepair,

  • December 01 2012
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