[Ctd] Home Improvements - Direct Buy
paul.kholer at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 13:24:29 PDT 2007
One of the best ways to increase the value of your investment property is to
undertake some home improvements. But where to begin? The following are a
few tried and tested tips on what to improve in order to raise the value of
1. Improve the property?s exterior Always start with the outside of the
house because that?s the most important part of the property. It is what
potential buyers see first and it is usually what makes them decide whether
they want or are interested in the property or not.
2. Dab fresh paint or set up new sidings Would you believe that a simple
paint job can increase the value of your property significantly? Only a few
weeks ago, an effective re-painting job pushed the value of one of my
investment properties to rise by $25,000.
3. Landscaping This is also related to upgrading exteriors. Some people
simply find landscaped lawns magical, especially the woman of the house.
There is really something about a nicely-manicured lawn that is adorned with
esthetically arranged plants, rocks and ornaments that makes people stop and
4. Parking areas always matter Parking is so hard to come by these days in a
lot of places that having a house with parking space automatically makes it
5. Interiors are what make the house a home When thinking of upgrading the
interiors, the most sought-after rooms are usually the bathroom, kitchen and
master bedroom. Start on these first. Think of a new bathtub, shower stalls,
tiles and the like. Put up a full-length mirror. Paint the interiors as well
as the exteriors. Try to have lots of space in your kitchen that can fit in
a table, lots of storage space, counter top, double sink, garbage disposal
system and the usual appliances. Good carpeting and tiles are a must, and it
would be ideal if they were new. Carpets that are good to the touch make a
good impression. The kitchen and bathroom should have quality tiles or
tasteful vinyl rugs. A hardwood floor can add a lot of value to the dining
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