Avoid These Things That Can Lower the Value of Your Home

Published On: February 20, 2020|Categories: Blog, Home Owners, Home Staging, Home Value, Seller Tips, Selling, Tampa|Tags: , , |

Avoid These Things That Can Lower the Value of Your HomeEven if you don’t plan on selling your home any time soon, preserving its value in the modern real estate market is always a good idea. This makes it important for you to keep track of things that can lower the value of your home over time, and to keep an eye on improvements you can make to increase value. Here are a few common things that can lower the value of a home.

1. Wallpaper

With each passing year, wallpaper continues to become less desired by those looking to purchase a new home. If your home has wallpaper, it could be a good idea, depending on its design, to remove it and paint your walls instead. This is especially true when it comes to decorated wallpaper, as it gives your home a more dated appearance that will turn many homebuyers away.

2. Outdated Appliances

In the same way that old wallpaper ages the appearance of your home, outdated appliances can also give homebuyers the wrong idea about your property. Updating older appliances is an investment that always pays off in the long run. Even if you aren’t looking to sell, newer appliances are more energy efficient and will save you on utility costs as you continue to enjoy living in your home.

3. A Cluttered Yard

Your yard is one of the main ways that your home makes an impression on those who see it for the first time. When people see a yard that is disorganized, overgrown or full of junk, they assume that the interior of your home looks the same, regardless of if it really does or not. Maintaining a simple yard maintenance schedule is the easiest way to stay on top of this and ensure that your yard always looks neat and inviting.

4. Carpet Floors

Carpets are yet another home feature that have long been going out of style in the eyes of homebuyers. If your home has carpet, consider replacing it with wood or vinyl flooring. In addition to not liking the look and feel of carpet, many homebuyers also don’t want to deal with the cleaning and maintenance that carpets periodically require.

These are just a few of the many things to be aware of as a homeowner looking to maintain or increase the value of your home. By keeping clutter out of your yard, removing excess carpeting and wallpaper and updating your appliances, your home will continue to hold its value in the future.

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