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How To Increase Your Home's Resale Value On A Budget

Many people try to improve their home's value with home improvement projects whether or not they're thinking about selling their home in the near future. The truth is that most projects end up costing more than the financial value that they add. However, if you're planning on selling your home and want to boost its value, there are a few lower cost projects you can take on that do generally leave you coming out ahead.

Fresh Landscaping

In home sales, first impressions are everything. The buyer will be excited as they approach your home, and you don't want to kill that excitement by making their first thoughts, "this place looks like a dump."

To build on their excitement, ensure that your lawn is carefully manicured throughout the showing process, and fill your gardens with seasonal flowers. If you're in a cold climate in late fall or winter, neatly pile or remove all leaves, and clear the yard of other debris like fallen branches.

New Paint

After your front yard, the buyer will next turn their eyes towards the house itself. Will they see dirty and peeling walls that are going to cost them money to get into shape, or will they see a house that sparkles?

When choosing a color, go with neutral earth colors or match the style of the surrounding homes. If you try to turn your home into a work of art with more exotic colors, you may find that some buyers like your tastes but others will move on to the next home. If you have a homeowner's association, don't forget to check to see if there are limits on colors or if approval is needed before painting.

Custom Gates

Whether you have a gate leading to your front walkway or only on the path to your backyard, your gates will also be sending a message. Gates that look too industrial can signal that the neighborhood isn't safe, and old, dingy gates can signal that you're hiding an old house or a dingy backyard.

Instead, select gates that give you the privacy and security you're looking for, but that also send a warm, welcoming message. The best way to do this is by selecting a gate that either matches or complements your home's architecture. While a few artistic touches are OK, remember to stay generally neutral to appeal to a broad audience.

To get a quote for custom gates or other home improvement projects, contact a business, such as Carter Fence Co today.   


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