Green Real Estate Appraiser

The “10 Best Home Improvements” is an oft-cited list in newspapers and shelter magazines. But what about the worst improvements? Since the bad ones rarely rate a mention, here’s a look — realizing, of course, that we’re not talking about personal taste, need or comfort. This list, rather, comes from a strictly return-on-investment point of view.

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Swimming pools. Pools top everyone’s list of don’t-do-its, if only because not everyone wants one. So if you put a pool in your backyard, you are eliminating better than half your potential market, and you haven’t even put up a “For Sale” sign yet. You want to appeal to the largest buyer pool possible, no pun intended.

Beyond that, there’s the cost. The experts maintain that unless you are in a neighborhood where pools are an anticipated amenity, not an unexpected one, you’ll be…

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