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When: Saturday Jan. 24; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 25; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy

*Tickets: $ 9 for adults; $ 8 for seniors and $ 5 for military. Kids under 12 are free. Parking is free.


*facility charges $ 1 per ticket fee – which will be added at time of purchase

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What: Ninth annual Katy Home and Garden Show

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 24 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 25

Where: Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane in Katy

Tickets: $ 9 for adults; $ 8 for seniors and $ 5 for military. Children 12 and under are free. Parking is free. The facility charges a $ 1 per ticket fee, which will be added at the time of purchase.

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Hundreds of design and home improvement experts will be on hand at the ninth annual Katy Home and Garden Show to share their knowledge to help do-it-yourselfers plan for their next project.

The show kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the

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Small, exterior projects give home sellers more bang for their bucks
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Gone are the days of spending tons of money on major kitchen and bathroom renovations to add thousands of dollars to the price tag of a house.

The home remodeling projects with the best return for homeowners looking to sell are small improvements, like replacing an entry door or a garage door, painting and landscaping.

“The golden days are over,” says Jason Farris, a Realtor with Guarantee Real Estate in Fresno. “Four or five years ago, an appraiser would give you more money if you had granite countertops or new appliances. Nowadays, we’re not seeing that.”

Farris says cleanliness and curb appeal are the keys to getting every dollar of what the house is worth (and a little more if you’re lucky) now that home prices are slowly on the rise after plummeting in the downturn.

“If a home doesn’t show well or is not well cared for, then you’re going to get offers that are lower than market value,” Farris says.

Realtors nationwide ranked small, exterior home projects as the most valuable in the Remodeling 2015 Cost vs. Value Report compiled by Hanley Wood’s Remodeling Magazine. Hanley Wood is a real estate research firm.

The report compares changes in home improvement costs with Realtors’ perceptions of how those projects contribute to the sale price of a home.

The No. 1 improvement with the best return may come as a surp…………… continues on Fresno Bee

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