There’s a fine line between “vintage” and “dated” when it comes to home features. Buyers tend to be willing to pay more for a contemporary-looking property, but how do you determine whether to invest in an update? The DiMora Team are real estate experts in the Novi and Northville neighborhoods and there are a few features we’ve seen that it’s pretty safe to say are long past their expiration date. Popcorn ceilings were styled years ago using a popular spray-on ceiling finish for decades. Fortunately, the finish is easy enough to remove using a variety of DIY methods. Tiled countertops are from the 40s and 50s and should be replaced. Another dated feature is wood paneling. That needs to be either painted or replaced. Also, popular in the 90s was colored glass and tile short backsplashes that added color to kitchens but, they also visually shortened the kitchen walls. Replacing them with today’s tiles and tiling them higher will make the space look much larger. Check out below to see what sold in Greenwood Oaks in May 2016:
47432 Cider Mill Blvd., Novi: 4 bedrooms, 2.1 bathrooms, 2,920 sq. feet, 3 car garage, Sold Price: $415,000
If you’re not sure what to scrape, paint or replace, we are available to help suggest what updates may be worth the investment. For more information on Greenwood Oaks, or similar Northville or Novi neighborhoods such as Deerbrook, Mystic Forest and Yerkes Manor, contact The DiMora Team today at 248-505-7728 or email@example.com.