Top Home Renovations

If you’re planning to invest in home renovations, Dawn Belley of Royal LePage Your Community Realty, Brokerage in Keswick, Ontario, want you to think ahead to what will make you money down the road. While adding certain features may make your property look better, they’re not necessarily what potential buyers are looking for.


Many real estate professionals will tell you that people look at the kitchen and bathrooms first, so there’s no wonder why many reports point to those spaces for the best return on investment (up to 100 per cent ROI). A renovated basement can also fetch a good payoff when selling, as well as a well landscaped home exterior (think outside the box!)


As you know, Ontario gets very cold in the winter, so adding energy-efficient windows and doors (that also look great) can make a positive impression. A gas fireplace is a great way to efficiently heat a home and can also be a selling point.


The area in which you live in Georgina, whether it’s in the more densely populated areas such as Keswick or Pefferlaw, or shoreline communities such as Virginia Beach or Jackson’s Point, can also affect how certain home features will perform as investments. While adding a pool may or may not entice a buyer, it could be less likely to seal the deal if the property is near a natural swimming area on Lake Simcoe.


Building a deck can pay off, but also be a bit of a flop as an investment, depending on the view it offers. Being able to see the lake or other natural surroundings from your yard may impress a buyer, while in other areas a drab view of a streetlight may not turn heads as much.


Think like a buyer when performing home upgrades, and think about the types of features you’d like to see if you were shopping for a property

To find out more about renovations that will pay off in Georgina from Dawn, call me direct at 905-830-5798.