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How To Add Value To Your Home

by (author) Scott Mcgillivray

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Initial publish date
Feb 2015
General, Remodeling & Renovation
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2014
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2015
    List Price

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How you can get the biggest bang for your buck!

Adding value to your home is about investing your time and money wisely. You'll often hear that a fresh coat of paint will give you a great return, but a swimming pool doesn't add value to your home. Home investment expert Scott McGillivray shares his proven advice about:

  • What to consider when you're renovating and reconfiguring your house
  • The features that home-buyers and investors are looking for
  • Why details like quality hardware matter
  • When an income suite makes sense
  • Smart ways to make inexpensive renovations look like they cost much more

How to Add Value to Your Home also includes expert advice on maintaining your home, mistakes to avoid, tips on attracting and keeping great tenants and strategies for preparing your house for sale.

About the author

SCOTT McGILLIVRAY is a full-time real estate investor, contractor, television host, writer and educator. Before graduating from the University of Guelph with an honours degree in commerce, McGillivray had already discovered his calling. What began as an ambitious school project about income properties developed into a unique and strategic business model that Scott would later execute himself. Now ten years later, McGillivray has built his own real estate empire with properties across Canada and the United States. McGillivray is a regular columnist for Style at Home magazine and is the host of HGTV’s hit series, Income Property

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