The renovations you HAVE to do before you sell your home


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If you’re considering selling your home soon, you could be leaving money on the table by not doing these renovations first. The equity gained can often offset or even negate the cost. As a spec builder, Newcastle Homes knows what is important to buyers and what sells. We can put those skills to work for you, to determine the improvements that can get you the most bang for your buck when you put your home on the market.


First impressions are everything, even in real estate. Some of the most profitable improvements are to the exterior of your home.

  • A new roof: up to 68% ROI
  • New siding: up to 80% ROI
  • New windows: up to 70% ROI
  • New garage door: up to 90% ROI


If there’s one thing we know as a spec builder, it’s that kitchens sell houses. It’s the heart of the home and the most designed space in the home. If your kitchen isn’t pulling its weight for you now, it’s going to lose you money when you sell. ROI on a kitchen remodel can be as high as 75%.



The master bath is a major focus of all our design sessions and if you’re selling soon, it should be a focus of yours as well. A well-planned bathroom remodel can net you as much as 60% ROI. 

Maximize Your Square Footage

The most important improvement you can make is to maximize the built square footage of your home. If your home is already worth, say $700 per square foot, and you have room for a 500sf addition, that’s $350,000 in instant equity, no matter what you build. Newcastle Homes can determine how much you can legally add to your existing home as well as what are, statistically, the most profitable additions and improvements you can make.

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