Caskey and Caskey

Manhattan Beach Realtor


What drives the price of real estate? A number of things, actually. Newness will always be the main attraction in the world of real estate. Anything new will have new amenities, new internal systems, and that new home smell. If you love your home, though, you’ll make sure that your home is always well cared-for, and that you have plenty of options to get your home’s beauty and value as high as you can. Raising the value of your home doesn’t always mean that your only option is to go bankrupt; maintaining your home will always win, even if you simply keep your home free of dust, and mechanisms rust-free.


More than half of the battle for anyone seeking a new home is pulling into the driveway of a home that looks good on the outside. When someone is looking for a home, several things take priority – cost and space being the two that are usually front and center – but the appearance of the home may determine whether or not someone is willing to go in to see what the home looks like! The exterior of any home is important to maintain, and investing in a great yard is one of the best things you can do for your home. If you don’t want to be bothered with having to water plants, desert or rock gardens are a beautiful, minimal-maintenance option that will still bring out the best in a home.


Part of maintaining a home is making sure that the exterior is good to go. Siding on a home is something that makes your home look good, but also helps to keep your home free of water, which can damage your home if left to sit. Siding is usually made from wood or plastic, and is designed to take the damage from the elements. Making sure that your siding is well-maintained and doesn’t live past its usefulness is one of the many ways to protect your home, and its value.


It is said that when people are looking to buy a home, they look primarily at the kitchen and the bathrooms. This is due, in part, to the fact that most of the home’s important activity takes place in these two rooms. Having indoor plumbing is both an asset, and a liability. It is an asset because no one in the home will be forced to leave the to bathe, use the bathroom, or cook. Food can be stored in the home. When either of these rooms turn out to have a problem, you could be left with a thousand-dollar bill, and house hunters are wary of that.


The label, ‘eco-friendly’ is one that gets attention. People are interested in easy ways to conserve and recycle, and a home that is properly insulated and equipped with energy-efficient appliances is always appealing. Go for the gold when you increase your home’s value, and look into adding to your real estate.

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