Adding Value to Your Home
According to the National Association of Homebuilders, Americans spent more than $114 billion on home remodeling during 2009. BB&T home equity loans and lines of credit have become an increasingly popular way for homeowners to finance renovations, upgrades and other home improvements, all while increasing their homes' overall value and attractiveness to potential buyers—even in the tightest of markets.
Of course, keeping on top of issues such as rotted siding or leaky plumbing is essential to maintaining your home's overall value, but doesn't offer much in the way of added value. And while potential homebuyers expect everything to be in good shape, real estate experts say there are a number of ways to significantly increase your home's appeal, from the curb to the chandeliers.