Starter home - what updates to do to help resale down the line
I've been living in our current home for approx 2 years now. We bought right after the housing market hit a brick wall. We didn't get a steal, but we got a good price in a great neighborhood.
We hope to move again in approx 3-5 years. The house is need of some updating, but since this is not our 'forever' house and the state of the economy, we don't want to pour $50K into this house, only to lose a ton of money.
We're your average middle class family...meaning, we don't have a ton of cash to lose! :) What updates would you suggest we do over the years that would help resale and what things should we pass on????
Here are the things that were done by the previous owners and by us since moving in:
Refinished hardwood floors
All new interior doors
New interior lighting throughout
Major things that are in need of updating:
So, as you can see...all these things are big ticket items. If I did them all...I'd live here forever!