Top 5 HOME renovations

Top 5 HOME renovations for return on investment

HOME improvements typically fall into one of two categories; those done to enhance the experience while living in a HOME, and those done to improve the odds of selling the HOME at the best possible price the market will bear.

While both categories are important, decisions made about improvements for the sake of maximizing profit on the sale of a HOME feel more crucial because they carry with them the risk of monetary loss... it's important to make the right, profitable choices.

My HOME could use several updates, how do I choose?

HOME-owners need to know which updates or renovations are going to yield not just a profit, but the highest return on investment. Of the many possibilities, knowledgable real estate professionals will tell you that the most profit is generated from these five types of renovation.

  1. Kitchens and bathrooms
  2. Lighting — interior and exterior
  3. Solid-surface flooring — i.e., hardwoods, stone, or concrete
  4. New paint and draperies
  5. Landscaping

Now what?

Now that you know where to allocate remodeling funds, when it comes time to consider selling your HOME, be sure to speak with an experienced credentialed REALTOR® who is qualified to help you select appropriate options for the finer details of your efforts — so that your renovation is actually an update, not a downgrade — and set your HOME apart from others on the market.


Arugula & Lox Fritatta

summer variation on an Italian favorite

 

Ingredients

  • 8 room-temperature eggs
  • ½ cup of whipping cream
  • 6 ounces of lox, chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cups of arugula
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°
  2. Whisk the eggs in a bowl until they are fluffy — probably 30-45 seconds.
  3. Add the cream, lox, lemon zest, salt, and pepper to the mixing bowl.
  4. Heat the oil on the stove-top over medium heat (it is important to use an oven-safe skillet, as you'll be transferring in a few steps).
  5. Add the arugula and garlic to the skillet.
  6. Stir frequently, cooking until the arugula has wilted (probably a minute to a minute and a half).
  7. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and stir just enough to combine the ingredients.
  8. Allow the mixture to cook untouched for a few minutes (maybe four minutes).
  9. Transfer the skillet to the center rack of the oven and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the frittata has set.
  10. Slide the frittata onto a platter.

Cut the frittata into slices to serve warm and enjoy!