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The Ultimate Things that Devalue Your House Quiz
by Staff
When selling your home, there are many factors that may negatively affect its value over which you have little or no control, like the unattractive color of your neighbor's house. There are, however, some things that you can avoid doing to make your home more attractive to prospective buyers. Take our quiz to find out the top five things that may devalue your house.

Which factors contribute to how much your home is worth?

  • its location
  • its condition
  • both of the above

Which type of house is most likely to sell quickly and easily?

  • a highly customized house
  • a house suited to many tastes
  • a house in bad repair

Which of the following can turn off a prospective buyer for your home?

  • a neighbor's unattractive house color
  • a noisy business on your block
  • both of the above

Which of the following can turn on a prospective buyer for your home?

  • a well-cared-for lawn
  • a pet grave
  • artificial decorations

Which types of plants may detract from the value of your home?

  • begonias
  • rose bushes
  • plants that require a lot of maintenance

Which paint color should you choose for your home's exterior to appeal to the widest group of potential buyers.

  • bright colors
  • pastels
  • neutral colors

Which type of paint should you choose for your home's interior to appeal to the widest group of potential buyers?

  • matte
  • glossy
  • textured

What's the best way to determine if a remodeling project will add to the value of your home?

  • Ask your friends.
  • Ask your mother-in-law.
  • Ask a professional.

How can an expensive kitchen remodel backfire when selling your home?

  • It may not suit a potential buyer's tastes.
  • It may not suit a potential buyer's needs.
  • both of the above

Which type of upscale floor seems to be most popular with prospective home buyers?

  • hardwood
  • linoleum
  • vinyl flooring