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Want to see a big return
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Follow these steps.

 

1. Get your home inspected.

To avoid potentially catastrophic problems with your home, you should regularly get it inspected. Small problems can become big, and the more you put off repairs, the more it will cost you. Making sure that the areas you can't see are in tip top shape is a great way to keep the value of your home up.

2. Paint!

Repainting a house or even just a room is an easy and cost-effective way to bring added value to your home. Fresh paint makes rooms look crisp and updated, which in turn equals more value for your home. Neutral colors are universally good looking. If you keep your colors neutral, you will retain a larger audience and make your house more desirable. Paint and supplies are incredibly cheap compared to other renovations. So what are you waiting for? Get Painting!

3. Keep that lawn looking beautiful.

Sub-par lawnkeeping and overgrown landscaping will make you home stand out, and not in the good way. Luckily, this is an easy fix and the outcome will make your house stand out in the way you want it to. You can either put the work in yourself, or hire a company to take care of it for you for a few hundred dollars.

4. Bring the outside, inside.

French or sliding glass doors are a great way to bring the beauty of nature into your own home. Natural light brings a plethora of life to any room. Having a large view of nature will also make the room feel much bigger. There are also a wide variety of energry efficient sliding doors your can purchase, keeping your cooling and heating costs at a minimum. This will also appeal to new buyers should you decide to sell your home.

5. New and energy efficient fixtures.

These little things will most definitely add up. Replacing outdated fixtures, such as lights and ceiling fans, will make a subtle, but noticeable difference in your home. Purchasing energy efficient fixtures will also bring down the cost of your energy bill. This will save you money in the short term, and make you money in the long term.

6. Out with the old, in with the new.

Ditch the old and out-dated appliances for some sleek and energy efficient new ones. An appliance with an Energy Star label has been certified by the government to use 10-50 percent less energy and water than conventional appliances. A brand spanking new set of stainless steel appliances will put your home way ahead of the competition.

7. Lighten up, this is easy.

Lighting makes a significant difference in the feel of a room. Adding light is a bright way to increase the overall value of your home. Light has a way of making a room feel much larger, as well as clean. Adding studio lights to areas are also a great way to draw attention to the best areas of your home.

8. Kitchen and baths, make or break.

Want to make a difference, but only have a few thousand dollars to spend? Focus on the kitchen and the bathrooms first. These spaces are the two most important areas of a home. These rooms can make or break a house. Either room is a good choice, and luckily,  you don't have to do a total overhaul to see a return. Even modest updates can bring you an 80 to 85 percent return.

9. The more storage, the better.

Probably one of the most sought after amenities is ample storage space. Adding new space and custom shelving will cost you a pretty penny (around $5,000) but you will definitely see the return. You can also do this without breaking the bank. Hiring a professional organizer and organizing your space can make a huge different in the ambience of your home.

10. Green flooring = More green in your pocket.

Dirty and worn out carpet and flooring can be a huge turn off for potential buyers. Replace it with the hottest trend in flooring: renewable, environmentally friendly bamboo. Wooden floors are very easy to clean and last a lot longer than carpet. Choosing flooring choices like bamboo also minimally impact the environment, and are also a big turn on to those environmentally conscious buyers.
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MLS #: 2427448 | $3,000,000 | 63 S Court St - Athens, OH 45701
32,000 Sq. Ft. | 0.20 Acres | Yr. Built: 1915
Incredible opportunity to own an iconic part of the Uptown Athens skyline. Building includes over 33,000 square feet of commercial space divisible into several units. Originally an auto dealership, th...
MLS #: 2418380 | $1,875,000 | 993 EAST STATE STREET - Athens, OH 45701
2.67 Acres
This prime East State Street location with 2.67 acres for retail commercial development is directly across from 'The Market on State' mall. This parcel also offers flexible options for a buyer looking...
MLS #: 2426050 | $1,650,000 | 997 EAST STATE STREET - Athens, OH 45701
2.57 Acres | Yr. Built: 1960
Fantastic development opportunity on East State Street directly across from 'The Market on State' mall. These two parcels total 2.574 acres with the highest city zoning - 'manufacturing' and all city ...
MLS #: 2426103 | $1,200,000 | 668 Pinecrest Dr - Bidwell, OH 45614
34,192 Sq. Ft. | 5.01 Acres | Yr. Built: 2004
If you are looking for a place to Start, Relocate or Expand your Business, You need to Check this out! This Commercial Property is situated just off Jackson Pike, with easy access to and from US 35. ...
MLS #: 2427257 | $899,900 | 55 Pineview Dr. - Gallipolis, OH 45631
5 Beds | 7 Baths | 6,242 Sq. Ft. | 3.43 Acres | Yr. Built: 2003
Gorgeous Colonial home conveniently located near the center of Gallia County and in close proximity to shopping, US 35, schools, and hospital. This custom built beauty has porches for days all with a...
MLS #: 2427307 | $795,000 | 1785 Pine Lake Dr - Albany, OH 45710
19.22 Acres | Yr. Built: 1111
For the outdoor enthusiast - The Pine Lake Nature Preserve at 1785 Pine Lake Drive, Albany, Ohio. This fantastic commercial/investment property is located near the picturesque village of Albany, Ohio,...
MLS #: 2427416 | $795,000 | 4283 Marshfield Rd - Albany, OH 45710
6 Beds | 4 Baths | 17.98 Acres | Yr. Built: 1973
Whether your desire is to become self sufficient, or to build an Agri-tourist destination, this is the farm for you. The current owner spared no expense in creating this environment, by not using pest...
MLS #: 2426115 | $795,000 | 1785 Pine Lake Dr - Albany, OH 45710
19.22 Acres | Yr. Built: 1111
For the outdoor enthusiast - The Pine Lake Nature Preserve at 1785 Pine Lake Drive, Albany, Ohio. This fantastic commercial/investment property is located near the picturesque village of Albany, Ohio,...
MLS #: 2427364 | $749,000 | 229 Colonial Dr - Bidwell, OH 45614
5 Beds | 6 Baths | 6,884 Sq. Ft. | 33.20 Acres | Yr. Built: 1971
The estate of Bob and Jewel Evans has been a cornerstone of the Ohio Valley for decades. Situated on 33.2 acres m/l of gorgeous rolling hills, this majestic home offers 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half b...
MLS #: 2427195 | $730,000 | Sargent - Guysville, OH 45735
243.15 Acres
Wow...This spectacular 243 acre property will take your breath away with an equal balance of hayfields and woodland, the possibilities are endless. If your passion is farming or if you're wanting a se...
MLS #: 2426460 | $705,000 | 485-487 Richland Ave - Athens, OH 45701
1.79 Acres | Yr. Built: 1994
This is the commercial income property you've been looking for! Mixed use building offers 5 - 1,200 SF Two Bedroom Apartments + 3,600 SF of commercial space--100% occupied! On the first floor you'll ...
MLS #: 2427355 | $699,900 | 4334 Miller Rd - Guysville, OH 45735
3 Beds | 1.5 Baths | 260.00 Acres | Yr. Built: 1993
260 acres for sale in Athens County Ohio. This stunning farm is located just 20 minutes from Athens, hour and half from Columbus, and just a half hour from Parkersburg. This large tract would be ideal...
MLS #: 2427109 | $661,754 | 00 State Route 7 - Long Bottom, OH 45743
264.70 Acres
If you are looking for a whitetail wonderland, a property loaded with development sites, or both, the search is over! You'll have no trouble finding frontage, with an abundance on two sides of Silver...
MLS #: 2427110 | $607,203 | Pine Grove Rd - Racine, OH 45771
242.88 Acres
Looking for abundant space to build that forever home, prime acreage to set up the ultimate hunting retreat, or the perfect spot to set up a cabin filled vacation spot? With multiple home sites, a wid...
MLS #: 2423421 | $599,000 | Cable Ln - Athens, OH 45701
35.69 Acres
"This land is their land, this land can be your land, from Cable Lane to the adjoining farm land, This land was made for you and thee" Athens East Side, Athens City School District, A heavily treed, p...
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