Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 5-30-2017


Ramin Neshati

Course Title

Decision Making

Course Number

ETM 530/630


In this report, the decision topic of maximizing home resale value through home improvement investments will be explored. Home improvements can quickly add value to a home and in turn can positively affect home resale value in the future when the homeowner decides to put their house on the market again. But the question, should home improvement projects be executed solely by a professional licensed contractor, solely by the homeowner through a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach, or through a combination of the two, remains. This question is explored in this study and report. Given the climate of the housing market in Portland, Oregon, this topic is particularly relevant for those living in the area.


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