Morning Minute: Get the most out of the home improvements you do make

Itching to make some home improvements? Make sure the ones you choose to tackle will offer you the most return on your investment at the time of resale. A recent News-Gazette (via AP) article, “6 tips to weigh the best resale home improvements,” highlights some ideas to consider before investing your time and money in upgrades, namely, don’t “overimprove” so that your upgrades are out of sync with the rest of the neighborhood and think about which features will appeal to the greatest group of buyers.

In other headlines:

US builders broke ground on more homes in July – Fox 32

US homebuilder confidence nears 8-year high – Lincoln Daily News

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.

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