I always like it when homeowners ask meaningful questions during the inspection portion of an appraisal assignment. Today I took 20 or so minutes to explain to a first time homeowner the up and down side to property updates. Yes, you can spend money on things around your home that won't create a return on the investment. Take the 8' custom-stitched athletic logo in the basement carpet as an example. What updates have you seen that make you scratch your head and say,"really?"