Owning a home is one of the most satisfying accomplishments we experience. It’s a goal for so many years, sometimes even decades, and then one day – it happens.
You’re a homeowner.
You’re in the position to make money on your investment all the time, just by making simple improvements to your home.
But where do you start?
Here are a few things you can do to make sure you’re getting the most return for the investment of your time and money:
It’s a good idea to start the process by hiring professionals to come in, take a look, and offer you suggestions. If you’ve never hired an inspector, start here. They’ll give you tips on how to improve the structure of your home, which is how to get a good asking price when you’re ready to sell. Once you’ve got the foundation up-to-code, an interior designer can help you assess the overall attractiveness of your home.
Start with the Basics
The most important thing you can do when improving your home is to make sure that the foundation is solid. Any leaks, any cracks, any appliance issues, must be addressed before any decorative updates should take place.
Bathroom & Kitchen Updates
Once the foundation of your home is solid, bathroom & kitchen updates are a great place to start. New tile, fresh paint, and new lighting fixtures immediately improve the market value of your home substantially.
Whether you’re selling your home or living in it for the next 20 years, efficient fixtures can improve the market value of your home and save you money while you’re living in it. Efficient lighting, faucets, heating and cooling systems and appliances are great places to start.
Buy the Right Home Insurance Policy
This is the #1 Most Important Thing you can do is to save yourself money in case of an emergency. If there’s one thing we’ve learned in our decades of experience as insurance agents, it’s that accidents happen. Your home is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. Congratulations on protecting it. 🙂
Where do you think you’ll start? Comment and let us know!