The ideal thing to maintain your house’s value is to merely take good care of your home. Keep it orderly as possible. Have it painted, free of infestations, in good condition, with up to date electrical and plumbing systems. Even in a hot real estate industry, you will definitely be ahead of the rest when selling your house if it is in good repair compared to one that has evident physical problems. Siding, windows, roof, walkways, driveway and garage, all are expenses in maintaining a house that can pay you back at selling time if performed properly and in keeping with the rest of the neighborhood.
Some individuals often ask if they must add on a room, expand, renovate, put in a pool, upgrade the kitchen facilities, put in new comfort rooms, and other repairs. The answer is absolutely yes! If that is what you desire. Just be cautious about spending over your budget for improvements since there can be a tendency that home improvements do not always pay off.
Hence, you have to know your budget for the renovation.
Take this as an example; kitchens are normally a huge selling point for a house. If a buyer has an option between two similar houses, and one kitchen has high end facilities, layout, and high quality counter tops and cabinets, while the other one has not been even upgraded for almost 5 decades, can you guess which house will most likely sold first. The more high end it looks, the more buyers get attracted to it and eventually acquire the property. However, if the kitchen was “over-renovated” for the community, you can find that buyers for this certain property are not inclined to spend top dollar for such upgrade.
Most people are finding for more than one comfort room when they look for a home.
Even a half bath can transform an old boring house into an attractive one, if it has a convenient location in the house. If your property is an older house in a place where a lot of people have expanded or built new houses, putting in the extra bath, and using some good quality materials that will definitely pay you back.
Nowadays, homeowners prefer to have at least two car garages. It is not a problem if you have just one car garage or carport that can not be extended, but be aware that for some buyers, garages are not simply a space for old stuff-they want to park at least one car there, and having the garage orderly and clean speaks well of the house.
If you happen to be living in a community where pools are common, and you want to give one to yourself, by all means, you can have it done. Well built and maintained in-ground pools are mostly considered an asset than above ground pools. If you are living in an area where pools are nowhere to be found, put one in for yourself-make sure that it is of good quality and with proper maintenance.
Potential buyers are spotting for the best deal they could get. Majority of them prefer to have a well maintained home in its best condition at a fair value and built in a good community. That is the perfect deal they will ever find.