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    7 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

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    Adding value to one of your most valuable assets should be on the horizon for most home owners. As of today, in Hays county Texas, folks have no problem getting rid of their homes. However as we all can remember, markets shift. So putting in a bit of effort now to make sure that you are keeping your home up to date will help safeguard you in the event that you need to sell your house at a less than ideal moment. I hope you enjoy the read and feel free to download this brochure to pass along to a friend…   7ways to increase the value of your home (1)

    1.REPLACE THE COUNTER TOPS AND BACK SPLASH

    Durable, solid counter tops and backs splash, such as marble, granite or poured concrete add to the value of your home as well as make it more desirable. Society as we know it has turned to the great room as the focal point of the house.  In addition to the durability of material used, it will add appeal and provide “eye candy”  for guests or potential   buyers.

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    2.ADD SOLAR PANELS

    As technology progresses, this improvement becomes more and more affordable. In addition to the monetary value that the system adds to your home, you receive the long term benefit of a lower power bill. It takes quite a bit to become completely dependent on solar power, but if used as a supplementary source it can be quite beneficial.

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    3.ENCLOSE YOUR CARPORT

    Adding enclosed square footage is always a plus. Your carport is usually your easiest option because your roof and support is already in place. All you have to do is fill in between the posts and finish out the interior with creative inexpensive materials.

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    4.UPGRADE YOUR LANDSCAPING

    Curb appeal is the first impression of your home. Also it is typically a good indication of what the inside will look like. With a bit of planning, a little elbow grease and a fairly low budget. You can turn your front yard into a work of art.

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    5.CREATE AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN/LIVING AREA

    Most backyards are like an untouched canvas. You would be amazed at how much you can do with a little bit of space. Adding say, a gazebo, will create an intimate space to enjoy any time of day or night. Throw in a dedicated space to cook and eat, maybe around a fire pit and voila` !! You have an awesome backyard area that makes your place more desirable than the next.

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    6.REPLACE WORN  FLOORING

    Replacing worn flooring is imperative if you don’t want to get beat down in negotiations. It’s one of the first things people look at and should be carefully considered. What’s considered too worn? Well, would you like to pay full appraised value and be stuck with that flooring? You have your answer.

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    7.SCREEN IN A PORCH

    Much like your carport, your porch is a easy way to increase usable space. It just makes for a nice place to be without being eaten alive by the seasonal insects. This is probably one of the more affordable ideas listed here.

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    Now of course there is a fine line between adding value (equity and marketability) and making a place so custom that you narrow your market to the size of  a cup on a putting green. There is also a wide list of other ways to make your property more marketable that are not as strenuous of your finances. Make sure you have a master plan (including a target market) and budget (backed by several estimates) before tearing into any project.

    Please, feel free to reach out to us if you would like a no hassle, no pressure consultation on how you can increase the value of your home. We will discuss how you can develop a plan that fits your needs, your dreams, your finances, your time and your life.

    Before you go, check out what’s happening in the Buda real estate market.

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