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7 Simple Ways to Improve the Value of Your House

Written by Posted On Saturday, 30 July 2016 09:52

The real estate market is out of its slumber, so this may be the best time to sell your property. You can consider making simple and inexpensive additions to improve the chances of selling your home quickly.

Here are some simple upgrades that are sure to add thousands of dollars to your home's value.

Add more space

Houses with open spaces are becoming a preferred choice for home buyers, as they are increasingly looking for houses with wide open plans. So, it's time to remove a non-structural wall or a kitchen island that has been occupying space in your house, provided they do not hamper the functionality of the room.

Update appliances

Kitchen is often seen as the heart of the house, and this is one area that most prospective buyers would want to see first. To create the right impression, consider upgrading kitchen appliances, faucets and handles to improve the look and feel of this place.

Improve the bathrooms

Another important area that prospective buyers would visit is the bathroom. They can also be improved for not a lot of cash. Simple changes like a new toilet seat, re-grouted tiles and new accessories can go a long way in making your bathrooms look chic and modern.


If you want to impress buyers and investors, especially representatives from companies that buy California homes for cash, spend some time and effort on landscaping. Curb appeal is one of the first aspects that investors and buyers look for, so give them your best. Plant flowers and trees around your house, add garden accessories and do any other inexpensive landscaping to increase your home's value.


Light and ventilation are two key aspects of every house. Provide large windows that let in both air and light, so the entire house feels fresh and bright. Also, install the right kinds of light for every room. You can choose from dimmers to sun tubes, and anything else in between to make every room feel pleasant and welcoming.

Fix everything

Nobody wants to see broken window panes and plumbing leaks when they enter a home. Make sure you spend some time, effort and money to fix these small things. Attics, rusty rain gutters, window panes, plumbing pipes and storm doors are some of the places you should look into before buyers start visiting your place. Put your Sedona air conditioning system in good shape too.

Green improvements

Going green is the rage now, and rightly so too, as it's good for both the home and the environment. The best part about these improvements is you'll get tax rebates as well as increased returns from your home. Also, these improvements make your house more desirable and appealing to buyers, as they know they'll save a lot of money by way of reduced utility bills, and wouldn't mind paying a little extra upfront.

In short, the above improvements can go a long way in enhancing the value of your house, that in turn, can also make you sell it quickly. 

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Martina Angel

Martina Angel is a writer and real estate agent. She is especially interested in the purchase, ownership, management, rental and sale of real estate for profit. She also volunteers for local water conservation charities in her free time.

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