4 Tips for Adding Value to Your Home

Written by Posted On Monday, 15 January 2018 15:44

There is little doubt that your home is one of your most significant assets. Regardless of whether you own a condominium or a single family home, proper maintenance and periodic improvements can help you maintain and lift the market value of your residence.


Here are four practical ideas to add more value to your home.


Install A Central Station Alarm Security System

Every family deserves to feel safe in their own home. Today's home security systems are more affordable and flexible than ever before. With a recent surge in the reports of stolen packages, installing a security camera to your porch or exterior doorway helps act as a deterrent or can get used for identifying suspects who have targeted your property for theft and vandalism. Further, by adding this security measure to your home, you are likely to benefit from lower home insurance quotes on your coverage. A qualifying security system can save consumers anywhere from 10% to 15% on their Homeowner's Insurance Policy.


Affordable Improvements Can Have A Huge Impact

Sometimes the smallest repair or renovation work can make a vast improvement in the appearance of your home. In homes with carpeting, a professional deep cleaning is effective to lighten, brighten, and remove odors from your floor coverings. You might also consider applying a fresh coat of paint to the walls in your home. Other economical repairs and renovations include updating your lighting, resurfacing older kitchen cabinets, and power washing the exterior and concrete surfaces surrounding your home. These cosmetic improvements don't cost a fortune, but they can help make your home look like a million bucks! Any of these projects can get completed relatively quickly, so your household doesn't have to get inconvenienced for long. If you are handy, you may decide to do these projects yourself instead of hiring a professional.


Professional Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance

When you want to add value and curb appeal to your home, professional landscaping and a well-maintained lawn increase the value of your home. According to recent research, homes with well-landscaped lawns could fetch anywhere from 5.5% to 12.7% percent higher asking prices than homes that featured little or no landscaping. Another advantage of using an experienced professional landscaping company is they help keep your property safer. Overgrown shrubs and bushes can threaten the security of your home by offering thieves and malcontents a hiding place if they've targeted your home. Alternatively, they can provide landscaping advice and services to help you maximize the privacy and beauty of your property.


New Windows

Another possible renovation that you can make to your residence to increase the value of your home is new energy efficient windows, especially if you own an older home or your existing window system is drafty or inefficient. If you've noticed that your energy bill has increased with little changes to your lifestyle, the chances are good that indoor treated air is escaping outdoors and outdoor air is leaking in. New custom fit windows that use the latest in energy-efficient technology help trap indoor treated air inside your home and prevent outdoor air from penetrating into your living space.


Home improvements help protect the capital that you've already invested in your residence. If you are thinking about putting your home on the market, making your home as attractive and welcoming as possible helps your home sell faster and for a higher asking price. If a sale isn't in your future, these improvements make your home more cozy for you and your family, which is beneficial for everyone.

Rate this item
(0 votes)

Agent Resource

Limited time offer - 50% off - click here

Realty Times

From buying and selling advice for consumers to money-making tips for Agents, our content, updated daily, has made Realty Times® a must-read, and see, for anyone involved in Real Estate.