What upgrades are worthwhile?

  • 5 years ago
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When buying a new home, what upgrades should we go for?

  • What holds the most value?
  • Do we upgrade the loft?
  • Pick more square footage in the house?
  • Add an extra bedroom?
  • etc

A lot depends on why you are buying the house. Are you buying it mostly as a home or mostly as an investment? There is a difference.

For the most part, upgrades are high-profit items for builders. They aren’t designed to enhance the value of the property but make you happier with the house you do buy.

If you are looking at your home as an investment, then you should buy from the smaller to medium size for the main building and spend only a minimal amount on upgrades.

If you are looking at your purchase as a home, then you select upgrades that will enhance your quality of living.

One rule of thumb is to always upgrade the carpets and underlay.

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