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Increase The Value of Your Home

When you finally purchased a house, you can say that it is a major life achievement. You might as well consider it as an investment for your financial future. Regular mortgage can build the equity in your home over time but making upgrades and changes to your home can quickly increase its value, resulting in a big return on your investment.

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As a homeowner, you should find cost-effective ways on increasing your home's value over time, especially if you have plans on selling it in the future. Here are some practical ways that are guaranteed to make strong return of investment for your home.

Upgrade to high-demand finishes - The best way to attract potential buyers is to choose upgrades that are famous among today's trends. This means installing stainless steel appliances and/or quartz countertops for your kitchen even if they're high quality.

Smaller finishes can affect buyer interest while keeping a low upgrade cost. You can go for simple changes like switching from brass doorknobs and locks to brushed nickel material or opting for brighter LED lights than yellow incandescent bulbs.

Invest in energy-efficient features - Eco-friendly features are eye-catching since it puts greater emphasis on environmental issues while also cutting down on utility bills.

If you want to upgrade your in-home appliances, there are energy-efficient equipment that can help lower your electricity and gas bills. A smart thermostat can also be installed to improve energy efficiency.

Create visual curb appeal - This is a trick that can be applied to both indoor and outdoor setting of your home. You may not know this but a well-manicured front lawn or a well-kept backyard has the power to attract more potential buyers.

There are visual touches that you can consider like bushes, flowers, shrubbery, or potted plants because they can have a massive effect. You can also look at your front and back porch to see if adding an accent furniture is needed. Don't forget to add in a good visual-looking roof just like the one presented by Kerrisdale Roofing on their latest lineup.

Renovate the interior as well - Once you have taken cared of your outdoor living space, you should now focus on the indoor aspects of your home. The main focus for this project will be the bathrooms and kitchen.

The good news about this upgrade is that you don't have to go full-on Pinterest for these renovations. Even a minor kitchen remodel can already regain up to 80.5% of its home value, which can include refinished cabinets, updated flooring, and a few updated appliances.

For your bathroom, you don't necessarily have to change to a brand-new shower and bath. You can just go for adding new light fixtures, countertops, new flooring, or adding additional cabinet storage while maintaining a polished look. This upgrade can recoup about 67.2% of your cost on a mid-range renovation.

Lastly, you can improve your current flooring because this aspect of your home can have a huge impact on buyers. They will surely notice it as soon as they enter. For this part, you can get someone like a professional carpet repair in Langley (page) to help you upgrade it.

While these modest changes can improve the comfort of your home, it can increase your future list price when it's time to sell it. A home that gradually gains value can provide a big financial leg up when you plan on moving to a bigger, nicer home.

What famous writer's home is Rowan Oak?
Rowan Oak in Oxford, Mississippi, was the home of William Faulkner from 1930 until his death in 1962.



Paul Vinnedge, ABR, CNHS and GRI
Jim Maloof, REALTOR


Paul's Real Estate career started in 1991 and has evolved into a very successful business. He is involved in new construction, relocation, land and investment properties and of course resale homes. Paul's 35 years in the Peoria area give him great knowledge of the area. You will find him outgoing and energetic, with a quick response to your inquiries. Paul recently hired an assistant, Chuck Varnes, to better serve his clients. Chuck has been a life long resident of the Peoria area, and like Paul, is dedicated to helping you with your Real Estate needs. Put this team of professionals to work for you today!



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