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4 Things to Do to Add Value to Your Home/Real Estate Property

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:40

If you’re someone who doesn’t plan to stay for the entirety of your life on a single site, one of the best investments you can make is to add value to your home or other real estate properties. Sure, you can always leave and search for greener pastures. But wouldn’t it be great if before you go, you earn from your home after using it for some time?

While enhancing your home may seem like a costly business, there are practical things you can do that could save you a significant amount of money. Best of all, you can do most of these just by yourself. Of course, you can always ask for help from loved ones.

So, without further ado, here are some things you can do to boost your property’s value.

1.    Give your outdoor space a visual boost.

When potential buyers look for a viable property, they first look at the outdoor space. That means you should improve your home’s curb appeal. That’s responsible for giving people the first impression, so make sure that your house looks neat and appealing. You may consider adding shrubs and ornamentals as well as keeping your grass well-groomed. If your home doesn't have enough of a front yard, do put in place plant pots with a lot of blooming ornamentals. Moreover, your front doorway, lighting, and any other features should appear in good condition.

2.    Landscape your yard.

Most people nowadays are looking for homes with a rustic ambiance. What better way to do that than landscaping? That means start working on your yard if you have free time, especially during long breaks. Groom your yard to make it appear fresh. Plant some endemic or even exotic trees if you have spaces for them. That can help attract some wildlife species, mainly insects, bees, and birds. If you still have more room, plant some ornamentals such as roses and water lilies. You can also create an artificial pond with water lilies. In doing so, you’re giving your own yard a mini-park feel. And people love that, even prospective buyers.


3.    Put up a deck.

If you have a large yard, putting up a deck gives it more appeal and boosts the value of your home. If you don’t have a yard, then a deck offers a viable site for relishing the outdoors. It’s a good alternative. Do make sure though that the deck complements the rest of the existing house for improved value and a beautiful view as in the case of most real estate around Tamarindo Costa Rica.

4.    Thoroughly clean your home’s exterior.

As mentioned earlier, ensuring the cleanliness of your home makes it look much more delicate and appealing to prospective buyers. A viable option for doing that is using a pressure washer to spray water at a high velocity while bleaching away exterior dirt and stains. Another option is to apply a hand-pump garden sprayer containing a mixture of water and oxygen bleach. Spray the mixture on the walls, and let it soak for about ten minutes. Following that, rinse it off with water using a garden hose. A lot of people ought to pay for this method over power washing because high-intensity water spray can accidentally get into cracks and kill plants. It also causes the gradual erosion of wood and siding over time.

There you have it! If you’re planning to transform your home into a reliable and profitable investment, boost its value. Apply the abovementioned tips and rake your rewards later on.

Listing Additional Info

  • State: California
  • Address: USA
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Zipcode: 90001
  • SOLD: no
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