The Most Financially Savvy Home Improvements You Can Make

Sell your home for the most value tomorrow with these financially savvy home improvement projects you can do today. Here are affordable (under $5,000) home improvement projects that’ll help you enjoy your home more today and provide excellent financial return in the future:

UPGRADE TO ENERGY EFFICIENT

Energy-efficient houses value keeps increasing year by year.  A UCLA study examined the sales prices of 1.6 million California homes from 2007 to 2012 and found that homes with Energy Star, LEED, or GreenPoint certification had, on average, a 9% higher price.

That finding is echoed in NAHB’s report that surveyed homebuyers across the nation: Nine out of 10 potential buyers would select an efficient home with lower utility bills over a less efficient home priced 2% to 3% less.

“In fact, 39% of homebuyers say a gas fireplace is an essential or desirable feature of the next home they purchase. So when it comes time to sell your home, more than one-third of potential buyers will be looking for a gas fireplace.” – Houselogic.com

CEILING FANS:

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Ceiling fans have come along way from their old reputation of being a nuisance. They are now considered a luxury in a home and can give your room a refreshing update while saving money. When setting up a ceiling fan make sure they hang at least 7 to 8 feet above the floor. If you have a low ceiling, buy a hugger cueling fan that’s flush mounted. 

INSTALL A PATIO:

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A great cost effective way to increase your homes living space is to install a patio. The good news is this will not break the bank and most likely you will recover 30% to 60% of your investment.

When planning a patio, set a budget and stick with it. Be careful to not purchasing too high-end amenities, like an outdoor kitchen – you wont get much back for it when you sell. Another tip is to spend a little when it comes to outdoor lighting. It can make a huge visual difference. 

Presented by
Larry Cirnigliaro
Real Estate Broker CRIA President CEO
Coastland Realty, Inc., California
714-394-6649 | EMAIL | WEBSITE | CA# 01186227

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