Home Page

page0_1

What we do:
Remodeling and additions and repairs of bathrooms. 
Total replacement of old piping in the home, water and or drains. 
Replacement of building sewer line and water service line. 
Assistance to "do it yourself" homeowners. 
FREE estimate/quote. No hassle or hard selling., no nonsense exact quote on the whole job. No “if’s” or “but’s”. Fix price quote on your job. 
Best real
 REFERENCES in the business. Talk to customers about their experience and our performance on their completed project. You find photo albums of recently completed projects here

How do I get started?
Call Stan at 706 238 9499, or use contact form to send me an email. We will get together and look at the project. Regardless of size of the job, very small or large, you will get honest advice and quote with detailed specs, all at no charge. I will be ready to answer all questions you may have. Then is up to you… 



page0_2


Bathroom and kitchen re-models are more valuable than ever, based on information from the 2005 Cost versus Value Report put out by REALTOR Magazine and Remodeling magazine. 

Across the U.S. home owners are spending an average amount of $39,188 to add a bedroom in their attic and they have been able to recover 93.5 percent of that cost when the home is eventually sold.  The more obvious, and costly, master suite addition does not usually do as well.  A top of the line master suite addition costs roughly $137,891 but only 80.1 percent of this cost is shown in the newer selling price. 

 

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) gives information that is used to complete the 2005 Cost vs. Value Report.  Some of this information explains the resale value of more common remodeling projects found in 58 different housing regions scattered around the U.S.  All types of information are listed such as remodel cost, resale value and the percentage of the cost recovered for 18 types of projects, including a new twist: a home office remodel.   When you think about the fact that American home owners spent over $139 billion on spicing up the kitchen, updating the bathroom, knocking down walls and adding new walls, this information can be a really good tool for someone thinking about doing their own remodel job.

 

“REALTORS® have industry expertise that goes beyond the initial real estate transaction,” says 2006 NAR President Thomas M. Stevens, senior vice president of NRT Inc., from Vienna, Va. “Our members’ experience and familiarity with the communities in which they work make them valuable resources. They understand what makes a good home investment, whether their clients are buying, selling, or remodeling. REALTORS® not only sell housing; we also build communities.”

 

Just like food and clothing preferences, different parts of the country favor different remodel jobs.  Out west the lower temperatures around desert areas have made window replacements a hot ticket.  On average these replacements recover 103 percent of their cost at the time of sale.  In the same area, folks also like to see updated kitchens and refinished basements.  Simple and efficient kitchen upgrades have resulted in a 112.3 percent return on investment while the basements have also made profits, showing a 108 percent return on the costs.


But travel a little north, to the Midwest area and you will see a totally different picture.  In the Midwest region the basement and kitchen remodels both receive less than 90 percent of their investment cost when the home is sold.  On the contrary, these people like to see the siding of the home get a fresh face lift.  A siding replacement has normally resulted in 96 percent return of costs and sometimes even higher.   This is not uncommon since siding is an easy way to add a new look to a home for relatively low costs.


If you are in the South and wish to get the most bang for your bucks, focus on the bathroom remodeling.  A bathroom remodel in a Southern home will usually return 98.5 percent of the cost, but forget about the windows favored by the West.  Window upgrades in the South do not recover even 84 percent of their cost, making it a losing position for the home owner.

The Eastern regions tend to favor higher altitude bedrooms.  In this area, adding a bedroom in the attic usually resulted in an average 98.1 percent return to the homeowner at the time of sale. 

Although this is the first time that home office remodels have been studied, the information does not look good for the home owner.  No matter where you live, a home office remodeling project usually has the lowest return of cost percentage, somewhere around 75 percent.


“Local and regional differences in the resale value of remodeling projects are not surprising—the desirability of certain home features varies by neighborhood and is heavily influenced by buyers’ expectations in a given area,” says Stevens. “For example, adding a bathroom to a one-bathroom house in a neighborhood where most homes already have two may not return as much as remodeling an outdated bathroom in that same community.”


Before tackling a remodeling project, homeowners should really think about what they want out of the project.  “Keeping up with the Joneses can be a savvy investment move,” says Stacey Moncrieff, editor of REALTOR® Magazine. “But ultimately, the best reason for a remodel is to enjoy it.”


http://fixrome.com/

 

copyright  Expert Plumbing Service 2013