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Posted by Joe Kulle and Katie Riley on 3/17/2019

Many hopeful homebuyers seek to save money by buying a fixer-upper and doing most of the renovations themselves. This is a proven method for those who have a knack for home improvement and arenít afraid to get their hands dirty.

However, estimating the cost of a remodel can be difficult. There are many costs you may not be aware of, and others that are easy to go over budget on.

In this article, weíre going to talk about the cost of an average remodel, and some lesser-known costs that you might be forgetting to factor into your budget.

Average remodeling costs

As you might guess, the cost of a remodel can vary greatly. Things like the size of the home, the number of rooms youíre remodeling, and the type of repairs youíll be making all factor into the equation.

Some repairs can be quite costly. Septic system replacements can cost several thousands of dollars depending on the type of system you need. And, if youíre buying an old home, youíll need to look out for expensive fixes like asbestos removal and foundation damage.

According to one report, most Americans spent between $17,000 and $61,000 on their remodel, with the average renovation cost being around $37,000.

If youíre hiring a contractor for the bulk of your remodel, expect them to charge between 10% and 15% of the total cost.

Lesser known costs of a home renovation

Remodeling a home isnít as simple as looking up a contractor and telling them to give you the bill once itís finished, and thatís probably a good thing because odds are you would be shocked by the cost.

First, youíll pay a contractor to do a walkthrough and estimate costs. Next, youíll need to get any permits that are required for your renovations.

If you plan on doing the renovations yourself, there are a few costs youíll need to consider. First, understand that you likely wonít be able to take advantage of all of the discounts that contractors can, meaning your building materials may be more expensive than expected. Similarly, the cost of tools for the project adds up quickly. And, when you make mistakes--we all do, weíre only human--youíll be paying for it out of pocket.

Knowing your long term goals

An important consideration for a remodel is to look toward the future. Do you want to sell your home within the next few years? If so, you might consider going with less expensive materials--such as generic kitchen cabinets rather than custom-built--to save money while still increasing the value of the home.

However, if you plan on being in this home for decades or more, it may be worth the extra money now to make sure you are happy with your home for years to come.

Remodeling a home can be a memorable and rewarding endeavor. You get the chance to take a house that you see potential in and make it truly your own. Now that you know the costs, youíll be better prepared for planning your home renovation.




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Posted by Joe Kulle and Katie Riley on 3/16/2019


248 Old Wharf Road, Dennis, MA 02639

Dennis Port

Condo

$239,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Wonderful Ranch style condo located in the sought after Village at Nantucket Sound! This home was remodeled 4 years ago. Home offers 2 bedrooms one with built in bunk beds and a loft, Cathedral ceilings throughout, Fireplace Living room and large windows to allow the beautiful ocean breeze. The bathroom has an attached outdoor shower with access directly from the bathroom. Large outdoor deck on one side of the home for your entertaining or use the other side yard for your outdoor games and fire pits. Large storage shed that offers electricity and washer/dryer Hookup. 4 car driveway. This home also offers a brand new heat/AC unit that was put in last year! This is a must see! Don't miss out!
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Posted by Joe Kulle and Katie Riley on 3/14/2019

Just move into this charming New England Colonial completely remodeled on this corner lot. Check out this Brand New Kitchen with Tile floors, granite counters, Stainless Steel Appliances, Gas Cooking and a lovely kitchen island. Nice mudroom for new England weather. First floor master bedroom with hardwood floors, 2 additional bedrooms on the second floor with hardwoods and an office with carpet or use it as you wish. 2 Brand New Full Bathrooms with one on each floor both offering tile floors, bathtubs and solid counters. Upgraded Electric, plumbing, and a brand New hot water tank, upgraded windows. Heater was done 6 years ago. Only minutes to the computer rail and shopping. Rt 24/495 are minutes away. Don't miss out on this charming home. So call us for a private showing. Brand new septic system has been completed. Hope to talk to you soon.

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Posted by Joe Kulle and Katie Riley on 3/13/2019


897 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324

Single-Family

$339,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Just move into this charming New England Colonial completely remodeled on this corner lot. Check out this Brand New Kitchen with Tile floors, granite counters, Stainless Steel Appliances, Gas Cooking and a lovely kitchen island. Nice mudroom for new England weather. First floor master bedroom with hardwood floors, 2 additional bedrooms on the second floor with hardwoods and an office with carpet or use it as you wish. 2 Brand New Full Bathrooms with one on each floor both offering tile floors, bathtubs and solid counters. Upgraded Electric, plumbing, and a brand New hot water tank, upgraded windows. Heater was done 6 years ago. Only minutes to the computer rail and shopping. Rt 24/495 are minutes away. Don't miss out on this charming home. So call us for a private showing. Brand new septic system has been completed. Hope to talk to you soon.
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Posted by Joe Kulle and Katie Riley on 3/13/2019


150 Thayer Avenue, East Bridgewater, MA 02333

Single-Family

$379,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
"This lovely one level ranch is in move-in condition and virtually maintenance free. Home was renovated about 8 years ago with new kitchen, new baths, upgraded electric 200 amp service, new boiler, new oil tank, recessed lights, hardwood throughout, new windows, new stainless steel appliances, insulated with Mass Save, crown molding throughout the home and vinyl sided. With this large three season porch and large deck you'll be able to enjoy the summer. Only 8 minutes to Rt 24/495 and commuter rail 10 minutes away. Check it out you'll be glad you did. Hope to see you at the next open house. Workmanship is second to none here. Note: property is being subdivided and will adhere to current zoning regulations (3/4 acre). Just move in and enjoy the back deck and screened in Sun Room this summer.
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