Monday, February 7, 2011

Stevensville, MD: Carpet or Hardwood Best for Condo Resale?

Okay, everyone knows we have quite a few condo's and townhouses in Stevensville and surrounding areas. So, I'm getting this question asked often: I am looking to remodel my condo for resale. What is the best for resale value? Hardwood/Laminate, carpet, a little of both?

In my personal and professional opinion, I would chose hardwood flooring. This is why. Most people will replace carpet when they purchase. Plus, carpet seems to wear so poorly, so I'm actually seeing less and less.

I never recommend running tile/travertine/stone throughout a home either, because I think it makes a home cold, in general. Yes, use it in bathrooms, kitchen, and entry way, but that's it. And on this matter, I'm seeing houses with the larger tiles, such as the 24x24 inch,that has a lot of character and looks amazing being used.

So, what kind of wood floors are being used? Wide plank distressed floors, and the stain would depend on how light or dark your home is. In the bedrooms, I believe the wood floors add warmth, as well as value to the home. Don't forget to throw down a throw rug so your toes have something soft to step onto.

I hope this helps. So, if I can be of further assistance, just give me a call, Lisa Longest at 443-786-4200 or stop in and see me at Exit Gold Realty, located at 1241 Shopping Center Rd, Stevensville, MD. 21666. I am a certified Residential Specialist, specializing in the Stevensville, Md and surrounding areas. So let me help you sell your home quickly and for top dollar. Or, if you just want a FREE market analysis, I can do this as well.

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