FYI on DYI
Many homeowners spend a lot of money renovating their home before they put it on the market, thinking that they will make a profit on the money they spend on renovations. Remodeling Magazine (http://www.remodeling.hw.net/) publishes a regional analysis that will make most homeowners think before they embark on expensive and troublesome renovations! Sometimes it is just best to drop the price to reflect the current condition of the home than to spend time, energy and money on upgrades, additions or modifications that at the end of the day will not result in increased profits.
Here are the current winners & losers for remodel projects in the Southeast Region/Charleston, SC:
To see the full list: http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2014/south-atlantic/charleston-sc/