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 Replacing outdated fixtures, such as lights and ceiling fans, will make a subtle, but noticeable difference in your home.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 #: 2423707 | $1,950,000 | 319 W Union St - Athens, OH 45701
2.82 Acres | Yr. Built: 1979
RARE COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY to acquire a 23,794 sq. ft. (m/l) residential medical facility and a 960 sq. ft. (m/l) multi-use storage facility on 2.8 ac. (m/l) of level, accessible land in the prime me...
MLS #: 2424809 | $1,950,000 | 10235/8972 Albany Rd - Athens, OH 45701
3.30 Acres | Yr. Built: 1972
"I BET YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO OWN A MALL!" Now you Can! This mall is just outside Athens, 1 mile from City limits sign. All 6 Units are rented - 5 year leases - others vary. 12,300 sq. ft space for yo...
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 #: 2424255 | $850,000 | 34099 State Route 7 - Pomeroy, OH 45769
3,896 Sq. Ft. | 1.00 Acres | Yr. Built: 1997
Excellent Commercial Location at interchange of St. Rt. 7 and US Route #33, the two major highways in Meigs County. Has inground fuel tanks with pumps, built in restaurant with dining area, and drive-...
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 #: 2422908 | $695,000 | University Estates Blvd - Athens, OH 45701
This 2.9 acre m/l site is located at the front of University Estates in Athens. At the corner of University Estates Blvd, and State Route 682, exposure is abundant. The parcel is zoned B-3 within city...
MLS #: 2423847 | $650,000 | 817 Union St - Athens, OH 45701
2.00 Acres | Yr. Built: 1964
Excellent opportunity to own a leased commercial building with a yearly income of $89,100. The building is well maintained and has had significant improvements and remodeling over the past few years w...
MLS #: 2424041 | $642,500 | Sargent Rd - Guysville, OH 45735
257 acres located in Lodi Township Athens County Ohio. This farm has been in the same family since 1974. The current owners purchased this farm with the intent of working the land, raising cattle and ...
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 #: 2424106 | $629,000 | 18522 Krafter Rd - Laurelville, OH 43135
5 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 91.50 Acres | Yr. Built: 2014
This property has it all! 91.5 acres and a gorgeous 5 bed, 3 1/2 bath custom built home for sale in Hocking County, Ohio. This property is priced right and you have got to see it. Plenty of room for t...
MLS #: 2424514 | $599,000 | 15044 State Route 329 - Amesville, OH 45711
NOT VERY OFTEN ANYMORE. 219.49 Acres. Ames Township. Great Hunting or Recreation. Pond. Creek. Amazing Historic Farm. Mineral Included. Plugged Gas Well. Public Water Available. Nope, not available m...
MLS #: 2419960 | $599,000 | 5850 & 5840 Industrial Drive - Athens, OH 45701
46,792 Sq. Ft. | 4.52 Acres | Yr. Built: 1976
Former Powder Coating/Plastics Plant. 2 adjoining metal, insulated, I-Beam constructed buildings. Tallest of the two has 35 ft. clear head space under 2 linked 30-ton overhead cranes (optional) w/ 5-t...
MLS #: 2418290 | $575,000 | 958 EAST STATE STREET - Athens, OH 45701
UNIQUE 2.16 ACRE COMMERCIAL LOT WITH 190 FEET OF FRONTAGE ON EAST STATE STREET. - THIS PROPERTY IS IN A PRIME LOCATION ACROSS FROM THE STAPLES RETAIL STRIP PLAZA, RUBY TUESDAY'S, BURGER KING AND IN A ...
MLS #: 2420549 | $575,000 | University Estates Blvd - Athens, OH 45701
The possibilities are endless! Student housing. Multi-family housing. Residential health care. Outpatient clinics. Over 10 acres m/l of R3 zoned property located in University Estates, ready to be dev...
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