Think about how much you paid vs how much equity you've built-up. People spend their hard earned money fixing up a house, and they may never see a return on investment. I have this really cool instant home value tool, where you can get a high, med, and low value of the home you're considering for a home improvement project just click the link

When it comes to sprucing up my home, I try and tackle one big project every year.  It feels like my garden is always in need something to be more awesome.  This year, 58% of homeowners are planing #renovations.  Here's how Light Stream Home Improvement said homeowners will spend their money, see infographic below + don't forget to vote on the bottom of the screen.

It's always best to keep this simple thought in mind while looking at homes for sale too.  It might be a good idea to move into an already fixed-up home.  Personalize your home search here, to stay on budget and on target.

Is there room for a remodel in the equity of your California home?

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