Imagine you are house hunting. You find the perfect home-except for one thing. Maybe it’s hardwood floors. Knowing how much would it cost to replace the carpet with hardwoods could make a difference to your bottom line.
New online resources are available to help home buyers decide if a repair or renovation is within their budget and home sellers determine whether they should invest in fix ups prior to listing their home for sale. We recently read about two new sites in an article
For example, HomeAdvisor’s True Cost Guide can provide visitors with an idea of what they can expect to pay for projects in their area.
At the site, users plug in the project they want to complete, along with their ZIP code. The tool then will list the average cost of the home improvement project or repair in their area based on what others have paid. You can see a breakdown of cost estimates from the low to high end as well as average. The site offers a searchable database to gather estimates for more than 300 types of home projects and repairs, whether your buyer wants to find the average cost of remodeling a bathroom, painting the home’s exterior, installing new windows or countertops, or more.
Another cost estimating site, called Fixr, also offers estimates on various home improvement and remodeling projects — just plug in the project and find estimated costs as well as get access to a list of contractors in your area. The site also features cost guides to give you an overview of the price of tackling projects like kitchen and basement remodels as well as the costs of repairing siding, installing new windows, adding a porch or swimming pool, and more.