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4 Upgrades to Raise the Value of Your Home

It's all too common to hear a home referred to as an investment -- not just a cost. Of course, turning your home into a good investment, one that gets you some return in value, often takes more than just owning the property. With the right upgrades to the inside and outside of your home, you can significantly raise the value of the property and even profit when it comes time to sell. Here are a few of the most profitable home upgrades and what they can do for your property's value estimates.

Extra Bathrooms

7 Ways to Ensure You Get Your Full Security Deposit Back

If you've rented an apartment before, you know the drill. Usually you're expected to come up with first and last month's rent, a security deposit, and possibly a non-refundable cleaning deposit. When the time comes to move out, you're hoping you'll see that security deposit again.

The problem is landlords like to keep a hold of that deposit, unless you can make a good case you should have it returned.

Research the Landlord

The 5 Most Popular Home Improvement Projects

Whether you're trying to improve your home for your family or you're considering selling it in the near future, there are a lot of options when it comes to overhauling your residence. People make improvements to their homes all the time, and the number of potential renovations is practically endless. What are some of the most popular, and most profitable home improvement projects?
Adding a Fireplace

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