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Old 03-19-2008, 12:14 PM
Location: SW Austin & Wimberley
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Everyone talks about re-sale...not everyone wants to sale their home within 3 years, some people actually want to make a home of their home.
I agree it's important to make one's home a home, but doing so and completely ignoring the resale implications of upgrade and decor decisions is foolish.

I see homes almost every day that have been personalized too much, or in which poor upgrade decisions were made, too many paint colrs, cheap flooring, do-it-yourself tile that is laid out wrong, etc. This hurts the resale value. I haven't met a seller yet who said "it was just a home for me, I don't need to sell for top dollar".

No, everyone wants top dollar or more when it's time to sell. Knowing that in advance, it is smart to be prudent with upgrade decisions and choose things that you like but that also would be widely accepted by the future buyers of your home.

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Old 03-19-2008, 12:24 PM
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I agree for the most part, but if one is truly sold on being somewhere like Austin, my wife and I, we do not worry about re-sale until we are old...retirement age, far from now. Different strokes for different folks my friend. There is no guarentee you will even be alive tomorrow, live for today the way you want. I will say I agree with you about crazy colors, cheap flooring, etc.., we do not need to worry about that, do not like that. Paint is optional though, you can always re-paint the interior when it comes time to sale, if you look at it like you can't, you might as well stay in an apartment.
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