There’s good news for the remodeling industry. Home equity is on the rise, with home remodeling projects surged 14 percent in September over year-ago levels, according to BuildFax, which tracks building permits. I get asked often what home improvement projects will yield the most resale value for home sellers.  When looking at cost vs. value, you may be surprised at which home improvement projects will bring value for your investment.  As I mentioned in a previous blog, you get one chance to make a first impression.  Curb appeal is going to bring the buyers inside; so start with the front yard first. Do you think a major kitchen remodel, or entry door replacement will yield a higher return on investment?  Take a look at the Top 10 midrange projects, top 10 upscale projects.