I’ve posted lately about whether you can sell your house during a recession and some great tips to help you sell your home during these difficult economic times. It seems like it’s a real hot topic of conversation at the moment, after all buying a house during a recession is a great idea providing you have the finances to do so. However, if you’re not quite ready to sell up just yet, there’s nothing to stop you from putting a little bit of work into your home in order to raise your home’s value for when the time is right.
Let’s start with talking about windows. If you are still living with single paned window glass, now is the time to upgrade. Double glazing greatly improves the value of your home as well as decreasing the running costs. A few of the benefits of having double glazed windows include: keeping you cooler in summer, reducing the amount of outside noise you hear and protecting your furnishings from UV damage.
Wooden frames are also a thing of the past. For Upvc windows, spraying the frames is an affordable way to update your home’s aesthetic and modernise your exterior. Whether you have a colourful, cheery design in mind, or a more contemporary look, spraying can enhance the quality and appeal of your home to prospective buyers in the future and therefor improve your home’s value.
Fix the structural damage.
While we’re talking about exteriors and the appeal of your home, fixing any structural damages you may have in your home is imperative if you want to boost your home’s value. The housing market is slowly rising again, but with mortgage criteria tighter than ever, buyers are going to be looking at your home from every possible angle to ensure they’re getting what they pay for. If you have a bit of structural work to deal with, now is a great time to sort it, ready for a more stable housing market.
The central heating.
Winter is now on the way, so if you don’t have an efficient central heating system, now is the perfect time to upgrade. An updated central heating system, coupled with quality double glazed windows will sufficiently heat your home and keep your energy costs low. What could be more appealing to a potential buyer? Buy installing a more eco-friendly system, you can boost your home’s value and save yourself tonnes of money in bills.
Keep your garden in top top condition, especially if you’re wanting to appeal to families. Ensure that you stay on top of your gardening maintenance with a fresh lick of paint every now and some basic maintenance, such as mowing the lawn, cleaning up scraggly shrubbery and sweeping falling leaves. Now that summer is nearly over, it’s a great time to get into the garden and pull any dead or dying plants out and tidy the area. I have some great tips on how to make even the smallest of gardens look pretty without much effort.
For more tips on how you can increase your home’s value, check out my blog post: 7 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home.