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How to Increase Your Homes Property Value

How to Increase Your Homes Property Value

Whether you plan to live in your home for a few more years or for many years, it is wise to continually increase the value of your home. Strategic home remodeling projects and a well-maintained home tends to increase its value. If you need to borrow cash, you will help build equity in your home to use. If you decide to sell your home, it can command a higher price. Consider these tips for maintaining your homes property value.

Keep it Current
Kitchens that are around 15 years or older will look tired and dated, especially if they are original to the home and builder grade materials were used. A well-designed kitchen remodeling project will provide value for a long time. When selecting appliances, choose more efficient ones. The idea is to have it done so you can have years to enjoy it as well!  Bathrooms are also very important to buyers. Does yours have a spa look and feel? Budget for that!  Have a master plan of what year you want to do your home remodeling projects to invest in your home experience and value. Use an experienced remodeling designer who can use current design trends and help get a timeless look.

Practice regular maintenance
Regular maintenance prevents minor problems from becoming more costly repairs. For example, keep your exterior wood trim covered with a coat of paint to protect it from the elements. Letting the paint split and the wood get dry rot will require replacing the damaged wood. Make sure your roof and plumbing are in good condition to avoid damage from leaks.

It is also a good idea to have your home’s heating and cooling system checked annually to find and repair minor problems before they become costly. Winter is a good time for an energy efficiency assessment to see if heat is being lost and insulation is needed to save on utility bills.

Create Curb Appeal
Did you know that a beautiful yard can help when you have your home appraised? Think of curb appeal as that wow-factor that sets your home apart from others in your neighborhood. Plan the use of trees to provide shade and layers of interest that are to scale to the home. Add color with native plants that flower. Have it be water-wise and easy to maintain.

Investing in and maintaining your home can help it retain and increase value. When you care for and customize your home, you have a place that you can enjoy and where you can be proud to invite your family and friends.

 

Hayden Stewart is a contributing blog writer and media specialist for Allied Vans Lines.

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