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The Ultimate Increasing Home Value Quiz
by Staff
Are you interested in selling your home? If you want to get the best price that you can -- and who doesn't? -- you may want to consider some of our great ideas to increase the value of your home before putting it on the market. Take our quiz to get some great suggestions from market professionals.

What is the best reason to undertake a home improvement project?

  • to make your home a more enjoyable place to live
  • to increase the value of your home
  • to impress your neighbors

The most cost effective way to get value out of a home improvement project is:

  • to hire a professional
  • to do it yourself
  • to buy the materials secondhand

In 2007, which was the most cost-effective home improvement for a mid-range home?

  • the addition of an in ground pool
  • the addition of a wooden deck
  • the addition of a new kitchen

Which home improvement most increased the value of a home?

  • a remodeled bathroom
  • a two-part addition
  • a remodeled kitchen

When considering a home improvement project for your home, what is one way to judge if the project will increase the value of your home?

  • Check the market value of homes in your area.
  • Check the market value of homes in a wealthier area.
  • Check the market value of homes in a poorer area.

What do real estate agents mean by the term "curb appeal"?

  • making a good first impression
  • making sure the sidewalk is in good repair
  • having enough parking space available

Which is a cost effective way to help your home give a great first impression?

  • Invest in landscaping.
  • Invest in a backyard pool.
  • Invest in a built-in grill.

Which type of home improvement should probably take precedence when trying to sell your home?

  • electrical improvements
  • structural improvements
  • cosmetic improvements

Can small efforts like cleaning out clutter and trimming your hedges add value to your home?

  • yes
  • no
  • sometimes

Can not doing small improvement projects cost you money when you sell your home?

  • yes
  • no
  • sometimes