Exterior House Renovations that Increase Property Value

Exterior House Renovations that Increase Property Value

Making home improvements can increase the resale value of a home significantly, especially with the improvement of the exterior parts of the homestead. However, many people do not know how to enhance the value of their homes. So I thought I’d share some tips on how to increase property value by enhancing its exterior appeal.

  1. The front door

The front door is the focal point of a home’s visual appeal. A buyer can tell the quality of the house by looking at the front yard. You need to dress up your front door to make it visually appealing. Take a step or two back and look objectively at your front door like this was your first time there.  Get rid of the rusty stuff at the sides of the doorstep, and use a polish to clean the door fixtures. Make sure the flowers adjacent to the front door are neat and fresh. Use beautiful colors to add more life to the front-yard. For instance, you can paint the door with a blast of red color supplemented by a white color at the background.

  1. Make sure the driveway is neat

If your home already has a driveway, ensure it is neat. Work on a fresh coat of asphalt, if it is worn.  Ensure that the weeds are trimmed from the sides.  This makes a big impact on curb appeal.

  1. Invest in outdoor lighting

Add some outdoor lighting in your yard to increase its value. Most buyers prefer a secure environment where they can do what they love despite the time of the day. Lighting not only make them feel secure, but it also scares away burglars. You can buy cheap low-voltage lighting, or you can go with some accent lighting on the trees and the walking path. Add a solar panel to make lighting more energy-efficient.

  1. Create a garden

A spark of color adjacent to your house creates an inviting appeal.  A container garden is a viable option because it will save you from constant weed invasion.  Add beautiful flowers to make the garden more colorful. Ensure you symmetrically arrange the contents of the garden to create a vibrant setting.

  1. Wash the siding

Don’t neglect the siding on your house.  Get rid of the dirt and the dead leaves from the roof. Clean up the walls with a tough brush and a suitable detergent. Work from the bottom to the top and leave no stones un-turned. Also, renew the painting and trim the side flowers for additional curb appeal. The steps tips discussed above are the best home improvement investments you can ever think for. You don’t have to hire a professional to have a successful exterior house renovation, as you can do it yourself. If you do it properly, your home’s resale value will increase significantly.

It’s The Holiday Season

What’s the top reason to sell your home during the holidays?

 

Every year about this time we see a lot of sellers take their homes off the market.  They don’t want to move during the winter.  They don’t want anyone to look during the Christmas holidays.  The kids will be on vacation from school.  You get the idea, and so do I.  But let me share this nugget with you:  “there are still motivated buyers out there during the winter months that need to select and buy a home.”   And if yours is still on the market, then yours may be what they select!

We can work around the freezing weather conditions.  No one wants to move during an ice storm.  We get that.  Everyone is normally very workable during this season.  We have sellers planning to list their homes soon (still).  I’m anxious to meet that buyer who has a very narrow window of time to select and close on his/her next home!

We’ve had some record busy fall and winters these past several years in the Moberly, MO real estate market.  Interest rates are still low, loan programs are available with no-low-some-20% down programs.  (Made you smile, didn’t I?)  This means that there are programs with no down payment, low down payment, some down payment, and of course, if you can put down 20% or more, that is optimal.

Feel free to share this with your friends who may be thinking of selling.  We’d love to hear from you!