Zillow Advice: Home Improvement - How do I decide if I should remodel or buy a new house with a better kitchen, bathroooms, etc.? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate In addition to all of the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ In addition to all of the great advice already offered, it is always wise to consider the increased property taxes you will incur if you move. Generally, remodeling doesn't result in a significant property tax increase.&nbsp; Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ 2014-02-28T16:58:00Z Not really a new house fan ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ Not really a new house fan myself. Construction quality is often better in older houses and established neighborhoods tend to be more stable over time than their new counterparts.<br/><br/>I would cost out what refreshing a bathroom and kitchen would cost, consider the differences in schools and look at the resale values for "new" houses build&nbsp;5-7 years&nbsp;ago that were recently sold. Then you can judge which option old or new is best in your area and for you. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ 2013-06-20T16:17:00Z Made the decision based upon ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ Made the decision based upon these criteria.<br/><br/>1.&nbsp; Will the new home be in a better area with better property values?<br/>2.&nbsp; Will the remodel cost the same, <u>or more</u> then moving?<br/>3.&nbsp; What will the new value be for your current home, after the remodel?<br/>4.&nbsp; Will you enjoy the new home more, will it improve your quality of life? Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ 2013-06-20T16:13:00Z Do you have equity in your ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ Do you have equity in your house? Maybe you can pull out some cash to remodel it and you may be eligible to refinance.&nbsp; Sat, 25 May 2013 23:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ 2013-05-25T23:17:00Z First of all you need to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ First of all you need to decide if you really like where you live and you'd only be moving to have an upgraded home. If you really enjoy your neighborhood other than what you'd like to see improved upon in your home, then I'd consider remodeling. If you are wanting to move for upgrades and a new local, then contact a realtor to assess what your home is worth and make a sound decision.<br/>Best of luck!&nbsp; Tue, 14 May 2013 17:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ 2013-05-14T17:53:00Z Have you googled "remodel ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ Have you googled "remodel cost vs value 2013" this site will help you decide if the remodel is worth the time and money when compared to your Realtor's CMA of your home. &nbsp; Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ 2013-04-29T15:27:00Z Most folks who do not want ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ Most folks who do not want to deal with capital gains and moving remodel it.<br/><br/>However, if you think you can find a new home in the area why not?<br/> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ 2013-04-29T15:25:00Z One thing that can help decide ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ One thing that can help decide is to tour some Sunday open houses and just see what else is out there and at what price. You might come across your dream home and see that you can get it without the time and expense of managing your own remodel.<br/><br/>Or you might find few houses in your desired area that are already remodeled in a way that you like at a price you can afford. If so, here are some good things to consider when planning a remodel <em>[link deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]</em> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ 2013-03-27T19:51:00Z All great answers. I would ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ All great answers. I would like to add...<br/><br/>My advice is to call a few (3+) contractors and ask them for quotes. With those numbers in mind, you'll have a better idea what you are working with.<br/><br/>Also, it is a great time to sell your home but you'll find that it's a highly competitive buyer's market still (has been for a while). Many of my buyers will tell you that it is pretty stressful trying to buy right now.<br/><br/>Thuan<br/><br/> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ 2013-03-26T18:27:00Z By comparison, what's the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ By comparison, what's the market like in your area? In many places right now you can purchase a home full of upgrades for a price far less than installing them yourself. I would look at the marketplace and see what your money will do for you. <br/><br/>You may end up with a bigger and better opportunity than you expected.You don't know if you don't look.&nbsp; Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-decide-if-I-should-remodel-or-buy-a-new-house-with-a-better-kitchen-bathroooms-etc/484788/ 2013-03-26T16:34:00Z