Want to see a big return
on your home?
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.
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 Replacing outdated fixtures, such as lights and ceiling fans, will make a subtle, but noticeable difference in your home.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 #: 2425122 | $1,270,000 | 10808 New England Rd - Stewart, OH 45778
2 Beds | 1.5 Baths | 255.00 Acres | Yr. Built: 1900
Here's a rare opportunity to own a large-acreage farm in the beautiful rolling hills of southeast Ohio. Boasting over 250 acres of mostly-wooded land, this working farm appeals to white-tail deer hunt...
MLS #: 2418380 | $1,250,000 | 993 EAST STATE STREET - Athens, OH 45701
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 FLEXABLE OPTIONS FOR A BUYER LOOKIN...
MLS #: 2425015 | $999,900 | 3366 State Route 141 - Gallipolis, OH 45631
5 Beds | 4 Baths | 5,523 Sq. Ft. | 110.00 Acres | Yr. Built: 1994
Go home for Vacation! This resort style property is a one-of-a-kind featuring over 100 acres of beautiful rolling hills made up of a mixture of wooded land, fenced pasture, hayfields, and manicured g...
MLS #: 2425157 | $856,000 | State Route 678 - Rockbridge, OH 43149
171 acre property located in the heart of Hocking Hills. Directly borders Little Rocky Hollow State Nature Preserve. Great access. Electric service available. Mild topography. Perfect for cabin rental...
MLS #: 2425479 | $850,000 | Lookout Rd - Laurelville, OH 43135
Land for sale in Hocking and Fairfield Counties. This all wooded, 236 acre property has a-lot to offer a potential buyer.Property features include:- Marketable timber- 2 nice creeks- legal access from...
MLS #: 2425086 | $849,900 | 36851 VALES MILL RD - Albany, OH 45710
5 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 4,260 Sq. Ft. | 155.00 Acres | Yr. Built: 1900
This is it: a RARE gem! Nestled within the banks of beautiful Raccoon Creek, this property features rolling hills, ponds, woods and fields. The diverse topography offers endless possibilities amid tot...
MLS #: 2425358 | $799,000 | Della Dr - Athens, OH 45701
The Safest Listing on the Market!! Close to the State Highway Patrol Post, this 16 + acres awaits your apartment/town house project, commercial or retail space. With over 1000' frontage on paved Del...
MLS #: 2425480 | $750,000 | 44350 Cherry Ridge Rd - Pomeroy, OH 45769
5 Beds | 3 Baths | 1,714 Sq. Ft. | 250.00 Acres | Yr. Built: 1986
MEIGS COUNTY PARADISE 250 AC. M/L WITH A TOTAL OF 5 BR's, 3 BA 2-AUTHENTIC LOG HOMES, FREE GAS & MINERAL RIGHTS. When you turn down the drive you'll come to the gate, taking you to the this para...
MLS #: 2425381 | $749,900 | 3366 SR 141 - Gallipolis, OH 45631
5 Beds | 3 Baths | 40.00 Acres | Yr. Built: 1994
Go home for Vacation! This resort style property is a one-of-a-kind featuring 40+/- acres of beautiful rolling hills made up of a mixture of wooded land and manicured grounds. Travel over the gated 1/...
MLS #: 2425155 | $749,900 | Kreashbaum Rd - Rockbridge, OH 43147
46+ acre property located in the heart of Hocking Hills. Directly bordering Hocking State Forest and Little Rocky Hollow State Nature preserve, this is truly a one of a kind property. The 42 stall equ...
MLS #: 2423421 | $749,900 | Cable Ln - Athens, OH 45701
"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...
MLS #: 2424975 | $697,500 | State Route 664 - Logan, OH 43138
Located on SR 664 the location doesn't get much better. This is a great high traffic and high visibility possible development site. Or build your secluded dream home overlooking Lake Logan. Approx. 11...
MLS #: 2425401 | $649,900 | 3366 SR 141 - Gallipolis, OH 45631
5 Beds | 3 Baths | 5,523 Sq. Ft. | 5.00 Acres | Yr. Built: 1994
Go home for Vacation! This resort style property is a one-of-a-kind featuring 5-10 acres of beautiful rolling hills made up of amazing manicured grounds. Travel over the gated 1/4 mile concrete drive ...
MLS #: 2424593 | $629,000 | 4185 Lick Run Rd. - Stockport, OH 43787
5 Beds | 5 Baths | 68.38 Acres | Yr. Built: 2015
This deluxe country property features a house, pole barn, and cottage, all built in in 2015, situated on a secluded and diverse 68 acres in Morgan County, centrally located between Athens, Marietta, a...
MLS #: 2425320 | $599,000 | 7650 Rosemary Ln - Athens, OH 45701
5 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 6,000 Sq. Ft. | 2.62 Acres | Yr. Built: 2002
Fit for a king and queen! 5 bedroom, 3 Â½ bath executive home in excellent condition in Heatherstone, just off Radford Rd. (Co. Rd. 19). Built in 2002 with 6" exterior and interior wallsï¿½" 10" ...
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