Risks of Remodeling Without a Permit

  • Posted on: 24 April 2015
  • By: admin

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If you are thinking of selling a home in Dublin, Ohio you may want to consider a few minor improvements to command the most money at the closing table.

Many improvements do not require permits (new floors, minor bath and kitchen renovations). But larger jobs often require you to get a permit before you start any modifications to your home. Every city is different, so be sure to check with your agent or local city government to make sure you are taking the right steps.

To get a permit, you usually have to file plans with the city where you live and often there are fees involved in the process. Some municipalities may also increase the value of your home after improvements, which means you may have to pay more in property taxes.

Getting a permit takes time, and often requires that you wait for inspectors to approve the work. Because of the hassle and fees involved in the process, some homeowners opt to skip the process. But if the work is not done within city guidelines, and a property inspector for the buyer is unable to see if the work has been done correctly and professionally, you may find yourself back peddling on the process. This may result in getting less money for your home when it comes time to sell, or the buyer asking for more repairs.

Because of the hassle and risk, talk with your real estate agent before you begin any major work on your home. A good real estate agent will be able to tell you what projects are worth spending money on. Top real estate agents also know where to shop for the best prices on materials (flooring, countertops, etc).

If you are thinking about selling a home, give The Hetherington Team a call.

They specialize in houses for sale in Dublin, Ohio and surrounding areas and are happy to help you every step of the way.