There are many ways to give your home value to get the most bang for your buck!
When it is time to sell your home you’re probably looking to get as much money from your sale as possible. In order to do that, you must focus on certain features of the house. These smart upgrades and fixes won’t cost you a lot of money, but they could help you clinch a deal if you’re trying to sell. Remeber; just because you invested “X” amount of dollars in your home does NOT mean you will get that same amount back when your home’s appraisal comes back. Your home value is more than just visual upgrades. Sometimes it has nothing to do with monetary upgrades at all, for example; your home’s location.
You do not have to be wealthy or have a large house to create a space. Space can be your own deepest values and hopes and inspires you to realize them. Knock out a non-structural wall, or even remove that kitchen island. Anything that opens the space and creates a sense of flow in the house is generating a response from buyers who can afford to be choosy. For the price of a few hundred dollars, you’ll transform the feel of the house. Buyers are looking for a smaller home with bigger and wider spaces. Kinda contradicting, right? Sometimes buyers control the real estate market and it important to cater to them.
2. Let The Outside In
The number one item on the 2007 HomeGain survey, lighting. Everything from a dimmer switch to the increasingly popular sun tubes noticeably enhances a home’s appeal. Robert Bailey, an interior home design expert says, “Dimmers allow you to create a mood.” He’s a booster of sun tubes, too. In addition, it is less expensive than framing in a skylight, use reflective material to funnel natural light from a globe-capped hole cut in a rooftop down through a ceiling fixture and into a room. Bailey says, with tubular skylights, sunlight is nice, and moonlight is even nicer. “I’m putting six of them in my house. I don’t need a skylight, but I do want the natural light.”A few other ways to lighten things up: Fix broken panes, make sure windows open, and consider lights that use motion detectors to turn themselves off. Remember LED lights add feelings of open space.
3. Green Is The Way To Go
If maintenance and repairs are in hand, convert into green efficiency. If your heating or air conditioning systems are old, get new ones.They can save you A LOT of money. It costs approximately, $7,000 for the unit and installation, with $2,100 back in green tax credits, a solar-powered water heater could save you as much as 80% on your water-heating bills. Research published in The Appraisal Journal estimates that energy savings add twenty times the annual savings to the value of your property. Energy savers make your house more desirable.
4. Simple Bath Upgrades
Brokers, one and all, say spiffing up the kitchen and bath is a sure bet for adding value to your home. Surveyed brokers say these kinds of improvements can get expensive. It may not be economical to do a major renovation if you are trying to spend as little as possible before putting a house up for sale. But some upgrades are cheap, easy, and fast…, especially in the bathroom. Replace frosted glass with clear glass, clean the grout, remove rust stains, apply fresh caulk, update doorknobs and cabinet pulls, replace faucets, and install a low-flush toilet. Even buying a new toilet seat can make a difference.
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