Increase The Value of Your Home

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Boost The Value of Your House

Whether you plan on staying in your home a couple more months or several years, there are many benefits to investing in your home. Renovating, remodeling, and improving your home can be great ways to give it a makeover, gain extra space, or otherwise make it possible for you to stay in one place longer.

This year’s selling season is upon us. Is your home in top notch shape to attract the most buyers and receive the best offers? In today’s real estate market, more home buyers are wanting houses that are up to date, move-in ready and well maintained. This means to get top dollar for your house or property you might need to do some renovations, remodeling and maintenance. This is even more important if you want to sell your house quickly.  If you spend a little time and money on improvements now, you will increase the value of your house when you go to sell it.

Renovate and Remodel to Increase Your Home’s Value

Nothing increases the value of your home like doing home improvements and remodeling. We can assist you in finding the best solution for maintaining or improving your home.

Before you begin a renovation, learn which projects will increase the value of your home.  When it comes to increasing your home’s appraisal value, not every upgrade is always worth the investment.  Some upgrades may not help increase your appraisal value, but will increase a buyers willingness to pay more.  A pool for instance may entice buyers but will not add to the appraised value of your home.  Experts agree that upgrading your kitchen and bathrooms should be at the top of your list. View our list of  top 10 home improvement projects you should consider.  Kingsmen Property Solutions will meet with you to evaluate your home and discuss what renovations will have the most return on your investment. We will help you increase the value of your home so you can sell it quickly and for top dollar.

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If you have the time and money to do some renovations to your home before you try to sell it, you can greatly increase your odds of getting high offers.

Kingsmen Property Solutions will break out the estimated cost of various projects and the estimated return on investment for those projects by region and by city, as well as by midrange and upscale projects. In general, most reports show that exterior replacement projects are the most cost-effective. If you plan to sell your home, remember that the first impression your home makes on buyers is their first glimpse of the outside.

Get a Home Inspection

Before you start your list of remodels, you’ll want to schedule a home inspection. After all, you can’t know what needs to be fixed without knowing what’s broken. The inspection could uncover hidden complications like faulty electrical work or a weakening foundation. A home insepection will also give potential buyers peace of mind knowing they’re settling into a home they can trust.

Kigsmen Property Solutions can schedule a home inspection for you.
Visit our “Home Inspections in DFW” page to learn more and to schedule your home inspection.

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Top 10 Home Renovation Projects

You may not even notice your front door anymore, especially if you regularly use another entrance, but a new door makes a great impression on buyers and yields an 86 percent return on your investment. If your front door doesn’t need replacing or you’d rather spend less money, you can paint it and replace the hardware for a similar impact. Replacing your garage door recoups 75 percent of your investment.
No matter where you live, buyers are looking for outdoor living space. You can recoup 77 percent of your investment on a new wood deck. If you already have outdoor space, consider enhancing it with a water feature, an outdoor fireplace or new landscaping.
Depending on your budget and your goals for your home, an addition of extra bedrooms and bathrooms, a finished attic or an expanded casual living space can rapidly increase the value of your home. You can recoup 73 percent of your investment in an attic bedroom.
Buyers look most carefully at kitchens and bathrooms, so you should, too. You can recoup 75 percent of a minor kitchen remodel and 60-68 percent of a major kitchen remodel. If you’re selling soon, be careful not to overspend on your kitchen. You may be able to do one or two things, such as replacing the appliances and painting the cabinets, or just replacing the counters with granite to garner a good offer.
Buyers are interested in how your windows look and their energy efficiency. Whether you’re replacing vinyl- or wood-frame windows, you can get a 72 percent return on your investment. When you’re ready to market your home, be sure to highlight the new windows as a selling point.
Today’s buyers like bright, light rooms, so look around your home and see if you need to upgrade your lighting fixtures or add more. You can hire a professional to add a few recessed lights to your kitchen and living areas and replace outdated overhead lighting fixtures to match contemporary tastes.
Make sure you’re letting as much natural light as possible into your home and that your window treatments don’t hide any oversized windows.
While a full, upscale bathroom remodeling project can cost as much as $50,000 and add only about $29,000 to your home’s resale value, you can make cost-effective minor upgrades. Replace your fixtures and your mirror, repaint the space and jazz it up with some crown molding (depending on your home’s style) and you’ll have a space that looks new. While you’re there, redo the caulk around your tub and shower and replace the grout on your tile flooring. If your tub is in bad shape, you may be able to have it resurfaced rather than replace it.
If your home’s exterior needs a major makeover, you can typically recoup 72 percent of your investment by replacing the siding.
High on the list of priorities for today’s buyers is adequate storage. If your home lacks big closets or has too few storage spaces, you can increase their efficiency with closet organizers.

No matter which project you choose, be careful not to over-improve your home for the neighborhood. A REALTOR® can offer advice about how to spend your money so that your home sells faster and for the best possible price.

Home Improvement and Upkeep Services

  • Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Awnings & Shade Solutions
  • Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling
  • Carpet, Upholstery & Rug Cleaning
  • Chimney & Fireplace Work
  • Closet & Garage Organizers
  • Concrete – Decorative
  • Concrete – Driveways, Sidewalks & Patios
  • Deck Building & Maintenance
  • Drain/Sewer Cleaning & Repair
  • Drainage Systems
  • Duct Cleaning
  • Electricians
  • Fence Staining & Sealing
  • Fences
  • Flooring
  • Foundation Repair
  • Garage Doors
  • Glass Installation & Repair
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Gutter Installation
  • Handyman Services
  • Insulation
  • Landscaping
  • Lawn Maintenance
  • Lawn Treatment
  • Mosquito Control
  • Movers
  • Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Painters
  • Patio Covers & Pergolas
  • Paver Installation
  • Pest & Termite Control
  • Plumbers
  • Pool Companies
  • Roofers
  • Security Systems
  • Siding
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Tile & Grout Cleaning
  • Tile Installation
  • Tree Services
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Window & Door Replacement
  • Window Cleaning & Pressure Washing
  • Window Tinting