You may have seen different contractors in and out of your neighborhood at a particular house recently. This home was being remodeled and brought up to the newest look.
What homes get remodeled?
It’s usually the homes that were at one point the worst looking homes of the neighborhood. These distressed properties were usually run down, trashed, the integrity of the home is often faulty and in need of serious work. Some homes are not in this bad condition but still, may receive updates to bring a cleaner more open feel to the living space.
Who does these projects in the neighborhoods?
Homebuyers like Savvi Buys Houses and other local texas real estate investors will oftentimes buy your home. Since these homes need significant work, the banks and local lenders will not provide a home loan or traditional financing so having a cash buyer is oftentimes a nice benefit.
What goes into a full remodel?
The first thing that happens is contracting partners give estimates on how much their labor will cost to complete the job. Contractors are very careful to quote the correct amount because of all the unknowns that could occur when you start to do the work. Unknown issues can cost thousands and ultimately turn a good project into a bad one. Signs of a Problem Home That You Should Avoid.
Here’s an example of a recently remodeled home that is 2,059 sqft and 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom in Dallas TX.
A lot of homes in 2020 will be updated with wood accents on the exterior of the home to compliment the new brick paint job. New updated front doors that are usually symmetrical and complementary to the rest of the house. New house numbers. Freshly poured concrete around the house with new landscaping, rocks, mulch, and plants. This is a good way to spot a remodeled home from the outside. But the inside is where the magic happens.
New walls, flooring, recessed lighting, backsplash tile, kitchen sink and island, appliances, cabinets, and fixtures. Homes are becoming more open so the walls between the kitchen and living room get removed as a part of the demolition in the beginning stages.
Hardwood flooring with a lighter neutral color for the walls. We always see the fireplace with some type of new brick or texture that matches the rest of the house. All the doors and windows in the home get replaced with larger windows as a growing theme in 2020.
Bathrooms are another focal point. Bathrooms are becoming more open and replaced with glass showers and new vanity.
New garage doors, siding, paint, concrete and awning in the back complete the job.
Often the things that we don’t see are the things that cost the most. Here are 8 things you don’t see that could be costly if there’s an issue (always check regularly)
- HVAC System (Heating / AC)
- Electrical Wiring
- Termite Damage
- Water Damage