The value of your home can make a huge difference to your financial life. As value increases, it can remove the PMI on your mortgage payment or it might help you sell your home at a higher price point. Here are four things you can do quickly and easily to add value to your home.
A fresh coat of paint is a quick and inexpensive way to liven up a room. As rooms appear more inviting, it adds value to your home. Remember, neutral colors are always a safe bet. Here’s a list of the most popular paint colors for 2015.
First impressions are huge, especially when it comes to one of the biggest purchases of your life, and that starts with your home’s exterior. Psychologists say that prospective buyers will decide if they like a home in the first fifteen seconds. You don’t need to go all out with landscaping to make a good first impression.
You can pick the weeds, plant some shrubs or replace cracked pavement and stones. If you don’t have a green thumb, hiring a landscaper can be a good investment. Even spicing up your front door with some paint and new hardware can make a big difference.
Many local utility companies will do a free energy audit of your home. When you make your home more energy efficient, it makes your home more valuable and marketable. Even if you’re not moving right now, you can cut your energy costs and apply that money toward additional value-adding home improvements.
4)Keep Your Head Up
Popcorn ceilings will instantly date your home. Within a weekend you can scrape the popcorn off your ceilings and have an updated home! Have a professional test any older ceilings for asbestos before you tackle this project.
There are several other ways to add value to your home. Team Lucky Duck is happy to help you identify value-adding improvements within your home to make sure it sells at top dollar.