Before you install, make the call!

Dated: February 25 2021

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Home improvements continue to surge and there’s no slowing down. Homeowners are spending big money reinvesting to maximize the use of their homes to meet the daily needs of pandemic living. They’re not giving into the pandemic. Instead, they’re adapting to it.

 

Backyards are officially year-round retreats and staycations. Outdoor projects are on the rise, such as adding decks, firepits, pergolas, fences, patios, hot tubs, and swingsets. If you're on the long, long waiting list to install a pool or are waiting for a liner, gook luck. This might be your year IF you ordered last year. Keep in mind that these improvements will require a permit. So before you install, make the call to the Building Department. Don’t assume your contractor or installer is doing this on your behalf. 

 

Indoor space is also being converted in creative and innovative ways to provide more functional space for work and school from home, including retro-fitting bedroom closets into workstations,  Finishing basements and adding bathrooms are notoriously on the rise and are improvements you’ll need to call before you install as they will get flagged if not up to code with required egresses and sanitary compliances in place. If not done correctly, these will no doubt cost you more money to redo. 

 

Improvements such as these are safe investments and in demand in a hot housing market. And, if done correctly, will provide a great return on your investment while providing enjoyment for years to come.  Sheltering in place has redefined our lifestyles and homes and even our vacation plans as we find solace in our backyards, something many homebuyers are seeking. 

 

Before making improvements, call ahead to both the buildings department and tax assessors office to avoid potential pitfalls. Warwick Town Buildings Dept (845) 986-1124, Warwick Village Buildings Dept (845) 986-2031, Florida Village 845-344-5863, and Greenwood Lake (845) 477-9217

If you have questions regarding the best improvements to invest in on your home, just give me a call. Even if you’re not selling, real estate is a sound  investment, especially reinvesting upgrades/improvements for the best return. 

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Jennifer DiCostanzo

Associate Broker Jennifer DiCostanzo provides strategic approaches to buying and selling that get results. These customized strategies, combined with her skillful negotiation skills, give clients the ....

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