Your home is likely the largest investment and asset you and your family own. When it comes time to sell you want to get the most you can out of it. There are a wide range of upgrades and improvements that can be performed inside and outside the home that will up the property value of your house, based on the condition of the home and your budget limitations. Many of the upgrades that add resale value to the home are based on improving the efficiency of the house’s use of energy, which will also save you money on monthly operational costs until a sale is made.

Improvements or upgrades vary widely in costs and effectiveness in increasing the value of the home. For example, replacing your kitchen countertops with granite will seem costly, but the value added in appearance, function...