Purchasing my first rental... excited! Purchasing a condo that needs flooring, paint, some countertops and probably fixtures/trim.
Will probably do carpet in bedrooms, and vinyl waterproof planks throughout the rest of the house. Countertops is what I'm stuck at... would like to get something that allows for a "top" appraisal but not something that will be ruined by some dumb mistake by a tenant.
I know Formica countertops CAN look good but afraid it will hurt my appraisal - additionally, i think with nicer countertops will yield better rent rates.
Should I go with white Quartz? the comps which sold for 180k all had formica (I'm picking this up for 140k and it's in "slightly" less comparable condition. Would like this to appraise at least at 200k ideally.
Thanks in advanced for all your input!