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Increasing the Value of Your Home

By Tabitha Jean Naylor

Increasing the value of your North Carolina home doesn't have to be difficult. There are several small - and big - things that you can do to increase the value of your home when you live in it.

Unfortunately, there is no way to ensure that your home will definitely be increased in value. There are many things that you will need to take into consideration, including the neighborhood and the location of your home. So what can you do to increase the value of your home? Below are some tips to make sure that your home increases in value for when you are ready to move on.

Look After Your Home. This may seem like a really simple tip. You need to look after your house for many reasons, not just the value of your home. Looking after your home doesn't mean that you just need to clean it, you also need to be careful that all the nooks and crannies are taken care of inside and out, from the yard to the roof gutters.

Do the Necessary Repairs. There is no need to completely overhaul your home, but you should take the steps to fix anything that needs to be fixed. Although some repairs are pretty simple, some will probably take more time, effort and money to fix. You definitely don't want any problems causing structural damage, pipe damage or any thing that may take too long to fix. That is what it is important to look after your house and ensure that you are always on top when it comes to repairs and upkeep. Regular upkeep can help you prevent any damages and can, in turn, increase the value of your property.

Work On The Lawn. Appearances matter, especially when it comes to curb appeal. You need to make sure that the outside of your house is as well-kept as the inside of your house. The way that the home looks, including the way that your home is kept from the outside, can mean more appeal, which in turn could increase the value of your home. Make sure your plants are alive, your lawn is mowed and your fences are properly painted and mended.

Update as Necessary. It may have been all the rage in the 70s, but that plush carpet can probably be replaced for laminate flooring. Even if your home has lots of potential, if it still looks like something from forty years ago then its value may decrease. Make sure that you make your home modern. Otherwise, it's resale value may be less than you are comfortable with.

There are many ways to increase the value of your home. A beautiful, fresh and well-kept home is probably going to be a lot more appealing on the North Carolina market than one that isn't as well kept. You also want to live somewhere nice, so keeping on top of everything is exceedingly important. This can also save you from having to pay for costly repairs.

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