Increase the Value of Your Home

doorWe post many topics on increasing the value of your home. Most of them touch on the same thing, but the advice never gets old. It cannot be stressed enough how important some small (or bigger) changes to your home will affect its sale price. Here are a few pointers to get you started:

FRONT LAWN
Although this is an obvious one, many home sellers fail to see how essential it is to the sale of their home. Landscaping is an easy thing to spruce up your front yard, and it is relatively inexpensive. A few colourful blooms, some potted statement plants and a good grass trimming will do wonders for your home. Buyers will judge a book by its cover, so in this case, keep your front lawn immaculate.

ENTRY DOOR
There are some really beautiful homes that have less-than-desirable doors. They are either worn down, old, or mismatched with the rest of the house. There are many instances when a large, majestic home will have a front door that belongs on an apartment. So, the best way to fix this is to simply get a new door! If it isn’t in your budget to get a new door, perhaps throwing on a new slab of paint, or installing new hardware (knobs, hinges, etc.) to liven up the look may be more fitting.

LAUNDRY AREA
If your washer and dryer are in the basement… try and move them! A basement laundry room sets off red flags that your house is older than it really is. If you have a newer property, you definitely want to avoid this pitfall and move those appliances upstairs.

WINDOWS
Replacing windows can be costly: anywhere from $250 to $350 per window. However, being able to tell your future potential buyer that you have replaced all the windows, or even better, installed energy-efficient windows, will help you secure a higher selling price.

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