Home Values

Home Values
It’s the most basic question in real estate: How much is a home worth? Whether you’re buying a house, selling one, refinancing a mortgage, or making home improvements, home-value considerations are paramount.That’s where AOL Real Estate can help. We’ve gathered comprehensiveRead More » home-value data from across the country, so you can see what your home is worth and how it compares to other houses in your neighborhood. Our expert guides will help you understand how banks and appraisers determine home values; figure out the best way to put your home equity to work for you; and maximize your home’s value with smart improvements that pay you back at resale. After all, no two properties are alike, which is why understanding the nuances of home value is key to getting the most for your real-estate dollar. Show Less »
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Home Value Guides

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Understanding Home Values

These days, determining home value is as much an art as it is a science. We’ll explain the different approaches professionals use--and why they can yield very different results for the same property--and help you get started researching your home’s value on your own.

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Home Appraisals

Whether you’re buying or selling, an essential step in the home valuation process is a thorough appraisal. A good appraisal can seal a deal; a bad one can stop it in its tracks. Get the inside scoop from pros.

Increase Your Home's Value

It doesn't take a lot of money to grow your home's value. It just takes smart planning. With the right projects, a modest investment can yield major returns.

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Ups and Downs

Find out what makes home values increase and decrease -- and what you can do to be on the up and up.