Craziest Things That Kill Your Home’s Value

Preparing your home for sale is no easy feat. Even if you’ve kept it in relatively good condition over the years, you have to ask yourself, will buyers, real estate agents and appraisers be wowed?

First impressions can impact your property’s value and potentially make it harder to sell your home. So that you don’t waste time and money, here is a list of things that could negatively affect your home. Consider these issues before putting your property on the market.

Last updated: Aug. 5, 2020

Not Keeping Up With the Joneses

Whether you skimped on an upgrade to save money early on or just haven’t had time to update certain features of your home, not keeping up with the neighbors could hurt your home’s value. Adrian Muller, president of Hudson View Appraisal Services, said homes without features that are common in the area, such as a patio or

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20 Home Renovations That Will Hurt Your Home’s Value

Your home isn’t just a source of pride or a place where you can relax after a long day — it’s also an investment in your family’s future. And while it’s natural to want to make improvements to increase your home’s resale value, some renovations will actually cost you money in the long run. Just because you see something as an improvement doesn’t mean a potential buyer will feel the same way.

Find out which of these bad renovations you should avoid if you’re looking to make upgrades to your home this summer.

Last updated: July 8, 2020

Lavish Lighting Fixtures

One common home improvement mistake is falling in love with unique or lavish light fixtures, said Alon Barzilay, founder of real estate development company Urban Conversions.

“Whether it be ceiling-mounted lights in a dining room or a hanging pendant, there is a psychological phenomenon that happens when you

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San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood, where Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey owns $30 million worth of homes, is a parade of oceanside mansions. Here’s what it’s like inside.

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey is just one resident in the enclave on the opposite side of downtown that features stunning, high-priced villas.
Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey is just one resident in the enclave on the opposite side of downtown that features stunning, high-priced villas.

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  • On the northwest corner of San Francisco lies the exclusive neighborhood of Sea Cliff.

  • It was founded in 1913 as one of the city’s residence parks, or makeshift suburbs.

  • It’s become one of San Francisco’s most elite residential areas housing prominent figures, including Twitter and Square founder and billionaire Jack Dorsey.

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If you need a reminder of San Francisco’s multifaceted landscape, go to Sea Cliff. 

As the name implies, it’s a neighborhood built on, and in some parts into, a cliff overlooking the expansive Pacific Ocean. It’s on the opposite side of the city center, away from the hustle and bustle — you’ll get a hefty whiff of salt and brush of sea breeze by

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