With housing costs so high in so much of the country, it can be more realistic to buy a smaller property and invest in expanding its living space over time. One place to start: converting a garage into something other than a parking spot. But there are many pros and cons to consider before taking on such a project, including the impact on your home's resale value and the total price tag (which may be more than you bargained for). If you've been contemplating a conversion, here's what real estate, home design, and insurance professionals think you should know first.
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