The benefit of remodeling
Older homes in particular may benefit from remodeling projects.
In general, kitchen and bathroom remodels can be done in a way that they increase the value of a home more than the cost of the remodel. The kitchen is one of the favorite gathering places in a home, and new appliances, cabinets, and countertops can go a long way in making a home more modern. Newer bathroom fixtures, vanities, and tile can also spruce up a home.
But don't despair. If you don't have time or money for remodeling, you should know that homes in the Bay Area almost always sell due to high demand for real estate here.