It’s the most basic question in real estate: How much is a home worth? Whether you’re buying a house, selling one, refinancing a mortgage, or making home improvements, home-value considerations are paramount.That’s where AOL Real Estate can help. We’ve gathered comprehensive home-value data from across the country, so you can see what your home is worth and how it compares to other houses in your neighborhood. Our expert guides will help you understand how banks and appraisers determine home values; figure out the best way to put your home equity to work for you; and maximize your home’s value with smart improvements that pay you back at resale. After all, no two properties are alike, which is why understanding the nuances of home value is key to getting the most for your real-estate dollar.