What is the most popular Home Improvement after buying a home?

  • August 16 2012 - Brick
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I would venture a guess that Painting it the first thing most people would do because it's relatively inexpensive.  My next guess would be floor coverings, but that would be for an older/existing home.  For new homes, second place would probably be split between outdoor decks and finished basements.
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Usually the home has been repainted in neutral colors through the process of selling the home and the flooring, if not ripped out, has at least been thoroughly cleaned and is acceptable for a temporary time.   I have found that if the kitchen or bathrooms have not been updated, those are the first major home improvement that is done.  
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I would have to agree with the kitchen and bathroom. Many of our clients walk away from houses because they don't want to spend the money to redo the kitchen and bathrooms. 
  • August 16 2012
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i agree kitchen and bathsroom that where you want to put your money but I would live in it a while to figure out exactly what you want to do with the space I bought my home 3 yrs ago and i am now planning a kitchen makover !
  • August 17 2012
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Window treatments and landscaping
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I would have to say the most important improvement would be the kitchen.  That is the first thing buyers look at when touring homes.  The kitchen is the heart of a home. 
  • August 17 2012
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Kitchens and bathrooms! If that is not in the budget then I think a simple coat of paint is a good idea.
  • August 17 2012
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Yep... Kitchen and bathroom remodels continue to be two of the best investments you can make in your house. 
  • August 29 2012
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  • August 30 2012
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Agree w/previous posters. Kitchen and Bathroom.
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