Easy Ways to Improve Your Home’s Value!

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Which Improvements Matter?

There is much debate on which improvements truly boost the value of your home. What   improvements will give you the biggest bang for your buck? What areas of the home really matter the most when you’re thinking of selling? Some of these little fixes can cost a pretty penny, while others may surprise you. According to Consumer Report, there are eight effective ways to improve the value of your home overall…..

The kitchen is still said to be one of the most important rooms in the entire house. Adding new flooring, countertops, cabinets, and appliances seems as though it may amount to a lot of money, work, and time. However; in some circumstances you can make these improvements for under approximately $5,000. Other important areas to improve upon include your home’s roof, bathrooms, and the master bedroom. Updating these areas is an easy way to maintain the value of your home.

Cheap and Easy Fixes…

Painting! Painting is a great way to add value to your home, and is a cost effective one at that! Another essential area of the home is actually located OUTSIDE! Curb appeal….it is one of the first things people see, and it truly makes all the difference in the world. Simply repainting your front door can instantly add value to your home. Trimming the hedges and planting some new flowers are two examples of the many cheap ways to enhance the look of your home.To find out all of the ways to truly improve the value of your home please read the full article at http://www.consumerreports.org/home-improvement/8-ways-to-boost-your-home-value/


2016 is the year to buy a home!



According to many different resources, 2016 is the year to buy a home! If you were thinking of making the switch from renting to owning, this is the time to do it. One of the biggest reasons is the shocking increase in rent nationwide. This is great news if you are a potential home buyer, but not so great if you are currently renting. Statistics show that approximately 90% of property managers raised their rent in the last year alone nationwide. What’s worse is that there is an 8% hike that is predicted to occur in 2016.

Other factors…

If you are looking to buy a home this year, don’t waste time! Interest rates are STILL at a record low rate. A 30 year fixed rate is ranging right around 4%. By locking in a low rate you could save tons of money over the life of your mortgage. There are so many different options for your down payment as well, so you don’t need to save for years and years to be able to buy. There are plenty of benefits and reasons to buy a home this year. For the entire list please read the article below. For any additional questions you can call me at (619) 890-5800. I enjoy giving people the facts and crunching numbers for potential home buyers. If you want a clear picture of what the houses are selling for in a particular area, or any additional information, don’t hesitate to ask!