INEXPENSIVE WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR CONDO’S VALUE

It’s unfortunate, but today’s homeowners are facing a quick decline in their home’s value.

One way to try to avoid the trend and boost the value of your condo is to make some basic renovations. it’s not necessary to start big-ticket projects — you may not recoup all of the costs. Instead, consider the inexpensive projects that will not only improve the appearance of your place, but it could put a little extra money in your pocket if you decide to sell your home.

1) Paint

It will cost you approximately $60 for two gallons of interior paint — enough to paint the walls and ceiling of a 12-by-15 room. A little paint or varnish can go a long way toward improving your home’s value. One fresh coat (along with a little sanding and caulking) wipes out the scuffs, chips, cracks and other damage that shows wear and tear. Don’t forget to freshen up the baseboards, doors and ceilings after you finish the walls.

If you’re thinking of selling sometime soon, be sure to stay with neutral colors. For more ideas please refer to my article about Trends in Painting.

2) Basic Maintenance

A common mistake is making aesthetic upgrades while ignoring basic maintenance. New bathroom tiles mean nothing if the plumbing is faulty or the underlying wall has dry rot.

If you don’t address these problems before putting your home on the market, it will cost you when it is time to sell. Buyers have potential to negotiate a $2 discount for every $1 in damage that turns up in a home inspection.

Set a goal to complete a few small maintenance projects each year. If you are not sure where to start, think about hiring a home inspector to point out which areas would be problem if your home was on the market.

4) Install New Fixtures

Giving a room a more contemporary look requires little more than a screwdriver and some new fixtures. New hardware can completely freshen a house. Things that are outdated are things that buyers would dislike. The best part is the cost is minimal to replace hardware. New drawer handles or knobs can be replaced for as little as $2 each. There are also plenty of options out there for personalizing your space. You can even find kitchen and bathroom faucets priced below $50. You might also try consider updating light fixtures and doorknobs.

A good first impression is crucial, so enhancing your home to it’s fullest potenial is so important when the day comes that you would like to sell.

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