The national averages for 2010 and 2011 are in for hypothetical estimates for home improvement.
With all the homes available on the market... a seller has to make his home more appealing than the house next door or around the neighborhood.
Here's a general break down cost recouped by the new construction, remodel or update. These figures are estimates. Remember that real estate is local to your area and may not reflect your exact location or scope of a project quality and finishes.
Wood Deck 72%
Kitchen Remodel 62%
Entry Door 65%
New Roof 63%
New Windows 75%