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renovate

To repair and upgrade,with a sense of changing something.Contrast with rehabilitate or restore, which imply keeping the same general character and appearance. Differences among the words are important when making modifications to historic structures,because renovation may not be allowed.A property owner's imprecise use of terminology regarding his or her plans could result in unintentional animosity by neighbors and historic preservation commissions.

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"With a very stable market, renovation becomes riskier," explains William Middlebrook, president of the Tallahassee, Fla.-based American Society of Appraisers.
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"We've modified and revamped existing space, but we've never done a modernization and renovation project on this scale," says McGee.
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