15 Items in Your Home That Are More Valuable Than You Think
The average family has about $10,000 worth of unused items in their home, says Cari Cucksey, host of HGTV's Cash and Cari. She and a few other experts reveal what to look out for.
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If you've got a slightly rusty but perfectly functional bike hanging out in your shed, good news: There's someone out there who wants to display it in his loft. Favored types include early BMX models (manufactured between 1965 and 1980), Raleigh and penny-farthings. If the bike is in good condition and appeals to a collector, it can be worth between $200 and $500. A surprising warning: "Please don't
restore the bike before you sell it," says Patrick van der Vorst, founder of ValueMyStuff.com
. "Collectors of bicycles want to restore them themselves; hence, any restoration you would do might actually take away from the value of the piece."