Caskey and Caskey

Manhattan Beach Realtor

REMODELING TIPS TO BOOST THE VALUE OF YOUR REAL ESTATE

Whether you’ve lived in your current home for a long time or just recently moved in, you should always be conscious of its projected value if you ever plan on moving out and selling or renting. The better condition you keep your home, and the more intriguing features you have to potential investors that are found in luxury homes, the better off you’ll be to make a return on your initial investment. Here are a few tips that you can keep in mind if you’re ever looking for short or long term solutions to increasing the value of real estate.

GET AN INSPECTION AND PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

Before you even get too far down the process of doing any remodeling or adding new features, you should spend some time working with either your realtoror maybe even an interior decorator. They can can provide a certain level of expertise in terms of helping you point out either areas you can improve in the home or highlighting certain features that would be appealing to potential buyers. Along those lines, you also need to keep in mind that there’s more to a home than just aesthetic appeal. Have an inspector comb through your home and check for things like deterioration, infestation, and issues with infrastructure. If they do come across any issues, you have an opportunity to not only repair them, but also enhance any out of date systems that might be in the home, whether it’s electricity, plumbing, or something similar. If you put it off too long, these issues could come up during the sales process and cost you more than if you had taken care of it initially.

CUT YOUR HOME’S ENERGY COSTS

Utilities and bills are going to be an inevitable part of being a homeowner or renting property. Something that’s becoming more and more commonplace for homeowners is utilizing different means to help lower a particular home’s energy costs. One of the first things you can do (that typically won’t cost you anything) is simply contacting your utility company to see if there are any existing habits you have that change in order to maximize energy efficiency. Additionally, you can invest in modern, more energy-efficient appliances that use less electricity and water on a regular basis. Finally, you’ll also start to see more homeowners installing solar panels on or around their home to help cut costs and decrease their carbon footprint.

FOCUS ON ONE ROOM AT A TIME

Even though you might be eager to revamp a number of different sections of your home, you should really only be focusing your energy on a single room at any given time, whether it’s the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or any other space. Each upgrade is going to increase the value because it’s one less thing that a new homeowner or renter would need to worry about. Try to avoid having too much chaos going on at once in your home, so you can make sure that every project is completed within your budget restrictions. You don’t want to end up jumping the gun on an upgrade before realizing your funds aren’t adequate