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 Replacing outdated fixtures, such as lights and ceiling fans, will make a subtle, but noticeable difference in your home.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 #: 2429968 | $4,200,000 | 26780 Chapel Ridge Rd - South Bloomingville, OH 43152
57.00 Acres | Yr. Built: 1986
Here's your chance to own a full service campground located in the beautiful Hocking Hills on almost 60 acres by Old Mans Cave waiting for you to bring it to its ultimate potential. Property features ...
MLS #: 2427448 | $3,200,000 | 63 S Court St - Athens, OH 45701
32,000 Sq. Ft. | 0.20 Acres | Yr. Built: 1915
An incredible opportunity to own an iconic part of the Uptown Athens skyline. The building includes over 33,000 square feet of commercial space divisible into several units. Originally an auto dealers...
MLS #: 2428593 | $2,400,000 | 178 Mill St - Athens, OH 45701
1.69 Acres | Yr. Built: 1955
One of the largest industrial/manufacturing buildings in Athens, Ohio, this 42,000+ square foot facility boasts nearly an acre of conditioned manufacturing and office space along the newly developed S...
MLS #: 2427996 | $1,750,000 | 169 & 175 Mill St - Athens, OH 45701
9 Beds | 4 Baths | 1.38 Acres | Yr. Built: 1900
Only twice in the last decade has a re-development opportunity like this come along in Athens! Located just shy of the edge of Ohio University Campus property in the closest and most desirable studen...
MLS #: 2418380 | $1,675,000 | 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 flexible options for a buyer looking...
MLS #: 2430013 | $1,200,000 | 1052 Harrison Rd - Jackson, OH 45640
4 Beds | 3 Baths | 73.43 Acres | Yr. Built: 2012
One-of-a-kind secluded property on over 73 acres, 35 used for pasture, and the rest are wooded. Main home custom built with almost 3,000 square feet in 2012, four/5 bedrooms, features ash wood floori...
MLS #: 2430041 | $1,139,500 | 24795 Brimstone Rd - Coolville, OH 45723
7 Beds | 3 Baths | 4,224 Sq. Ft. | 93.86 Acres | Yr. Built: 2020
93 acres and a beautiful home in Athens County for sale. This property is like a dream come true. Gorgeous ranch home with fully finished walk out basement providing over 4200 sq ft of living space. T...
MLS #: 2430242 | $1,100,000 | State Rt. 143 - Pomeroy, OH 45769
LAND ALERT - LAND ALERT - LAND ALERT - LAND ALERT - LAND ALERT - LAND ALERT. 269.4 vacant acres - 5 parcels contiguous & continuous - fronts on State Route 143 and Mount Union Road-Meigs County ta...
MLS #: 2429986 | $1,000,000 | 45 W 1st St - The Plains, OH 45780
6 Beds | 5 Baths | 0.32 Acres | Yr. Built: 1979
A unique opportunity to purchase Danny's United Construction. This is a consistently profitable roofing business and has been thriving for 40 years of outstanding service to SE Ohio and the surroundin...
MLS #: 2428661 | $950,000 | Hawks Rd - Athens, OH 45701
60+ ac of commercial property located adjacent to Athens City. Property has excellent access to US RT 33, St RT 550 & St RT 13 plus offers superior visibility to the whole area. Property is access...
MLS #: 2430018 | $895,000 | 8950 Lavelle Rd - Athens, OH 45701
6 Beds | 6.5 Baths | 3,650 Sq. Ft. | 3.98 Acres | Yr. Built: 2002
This large, beautiful home & multi-purpose studio & farm has been lovingly developed by its current owners over the course of many years. This is not the kind of oversized vinyl-clad house tha...
MLS #: 2429858 | $879,900 | 2481 Bulaville Pike - Gallipolis, OH 45631
Amazing Southeastern Ohio Ranch featuring all the recreation your heart desires, enough grass to raise up to 80 cow calf pairs, multiple paddocks and water sources, fenced with woven wire fencing, bar...
MLS #: 2430126 | $850,000 | AYERS Rd - Albany, OH 45710
1.02 Acres | Yr. Built: 1998
Looking for a sustainable business & phenomenal real estate location purchase opportunity? We Got "TWO" Here! A combination of two desirable & proven businesses in one location. Located conti...
MLS #: 2430313 | $815,000 | 4170 Outville Rd - Granville, OH 43023
4 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 3,688 Sq. Ft. | 5.01 Acres | Yr. Built: 1990
OPEN HOUSE SUN. JAN 22TH 1PM-4PM! This beautiful 4 beds/3.5 baths ranch home sits on 5.01 amazingly maintained acres and this gem has it ALL. Spacious living, SS appliances, & luxury vinyl floorin...
MLS #: 2430123 | $810,000 | 178 Crestview Dr - Gallipolis, OH 45631
5 Beds | 4 Baths | 5,880 Sq. Ft. | 5.92 Acres | Yr. Built: 1998
Inside this custom built Greek Revival brick home you'll find an open floorplan that's perfect for entertaining while offering very comfortable living. This home is not short on quality; everywhere yo...
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