If you have experience selling a home, then you probably also have experience with the return on your investment for certain home improvements.
You can expect to recoup between about 54 and 70 percent of your costs if you install a backup power generator or backyard patio or if you remodel a basement or bathroom, says Remodeling magazine. Install attic insulation and expect a payback so amazing that it took the magazine's editors – and the team at First Quality Roofing & Insulation – by surprise: a 107 percent return on investment.
Today, a new category of home improvements is clamoring for attention: solar panels, also known as rooftop photovoltaics, that soak up the sun. Whether you install them with resale value in mind or because you want to reduce your monthly electric bill by as much as 40 percent, studies show that your sunny outlook is more than justified.