No sugar coating here: The housing market is in trouble.
But some experts say that it will start turning around as early as 2010.
But which projects will yield the most bang for your buck?
Take a look at this list, starting with the upgrades most likely to recoup your investment, and then enjoy that gleaming new kitchen.
A "shotgun house" is a narrow rectangular domestic residence, usually no more than about 12 feet (3.5 m) wide, with rooms arranged one behind the other and doors at each end of the house.
Alternate names include "shotgun shack", "shotgun hut", "shotgun cottage", and in the case of a multihome dwelling, "shotgun apartment".
The early 20th-century architectural style features high-quality craftsmanship not always found in new constructions.
Craftsman homes, an early 20th-century architectural style, feature high-quality craftsmanship not always found in new constructions.
Team Red received ,000 extra to put toward their renovations, while Team Blue got two extra carpenters to bring their designs to life.
Making critical upgrades led to a 35 and 37-percent increase in the Zestimate® home values for each property.