If you watch too much news and keep up with the day-to-day fluctuations of the housing market, you’ll see the market go up and down almost on a whim. Although these projections and graphs have a significant impact on the value of your home or property, there are additional factors that can influence the value of your property. Whether you are about to put your house on the market or you’re simply interested in raising your property value, here are some important things to consider and put into action.
If you are a Bill Gates or Elon Musk homeowner, you could obviously boost the value of your property by adding a guest house or a giant “nature themed” pool. But, given that the average home or property owner reading this blog does not own Microsoft, this will be geared towards cost efficient changes that can make a huge difference in the eyes of buyers. Some of these tips and recommendations can cost you only a few hundred dollars while others can run you back a few thousand dollars, but the important thing to remember is that they’re all going to be worth it on the day you settle on a selling price.
Getting A Fresh Coat Inside, Outside, or Both!
Depending on the location of your home, the exterior coat of paint may have been deteriorated by the elements. Even if the elements have been favorable, deterioration could also be a factor if your home is much older. Slapping on a new coat of paint on the outside of your home can have a huge impact on your property value, giving it a clean, well kept appearance. This will also play a role in a superb curb appeal for your home.
When it comes to cost, this is an example of “how much do you care to spend?”. It can be professionally done by a trusted business and will obviously be more expensive. Or if you have some nephews or grandchildren with too much time on their hands, they could be your one stop shop to accomplish this task. Finally, if you are still able to perform the labor yourself, the cheapest option is to simply buy the paint and equipment yourself and spend a few afternoons in the sun and work on your tan. Just make sure you wear that t-shirt you got last Christmas that you’ve been trying to make disappear.
Flowers, Plants, and…Rocks?
Before the kids are old enough to drive into town and escape, life on the weekends is full of yard projects. If you find your family in this period of life, a few yard projects could not only make your home more attractive, but also increase the property value.
Right off the bat, we will start off with the arch nemesis of 12 year olds and husbands alike: flower beds. Although they require getting down and personal with the earthworms and bugs, a well laid out flower bed can result in a killer first impression with potential buyers. Some of the most favorable and popular types of flowers are red, gold, orange and pink celosia, pink and white vinca, purple and white petunias, and blue torenia and salvia. The reason for this selection is that they are attractive flowers that provide the “look” you are going for, while being tough and able to withstand the shoddy watering that they might receive from a distracted teenager or husband.
Ferns can also be a great addition to your home to add to the property value. These can obviously be a bit more expensive than your cute pot of flowers from your local yard and garden store, but they are easier to maintain and cultivate. A few well-placed potted or hanging ferns can give a big aesthetic appeal boost. This house addition also carries the benefit of being very resilient against the elements, so they are not likely to take a turn for the worst if you go on vacation for a week or two.
The last addition to your home that we would recommend is rocks. Rocks? Yep…rocks. We don’t mean taking a few rocks from a gravel road and tossing them around your lawn. Please don’t do that; mowing the lawn will be a nightmare. Creating a stone path or walkway from the back porch to the flower bed, for example, will have an incredible effect on the look of your property if done right. Or, you could create an attractive barrier around your flowerbeds. This option is likely to be more expensive than adding plantlife, but the investment will pay back thousands of dollars when you decide to put your house on the market.
Best For Last: Aluminum Fences
Adding an aluminum fence to your property is by far, one of the best ways to boost your value in the eyes of buyers. There are a wide variety of styles, colors, and heights to choose from here at Aluminum Fences Direct. Your home will now have a significant addition in safety and privacy from pesky neighbors or animals. If you chose to add a flowerbed or have been building one, an aluminum fence will work wonders in keeping deer and other wildlife out of your hard-earned beds. With fast and easy installation and a lifetime warranty on the powder coating, an aluminum fence from us is a no brainer!
To Wrap Things Up
We hope that you found some value in the information above. Adding to your property value is often an expensive and time consuming process, but it doesn’t have to be if you make a few smart and cost effective choices. If you have any questions or want to speak to one of our professionals, please feel free to touch base with us through our website. Whatever your goals are for your home, we wish you the best of luck and hope that we can make them a reality!