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5 Common Misconceptions About Property Value That Are Affecting Your Investments

Jun 28.2016

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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Do you know your home’s value? This is a question no one may be able to answer off-hand. In fact, there are several ways to classify your property value. As a result, the value of your home is almost constantly changing. Misconceptions on how home value works make it harder for you to decide how to improve your home, and what you would ask for when you sell it. Get the facts, and you will not be unpleasantly surprised when you get an estimate. Use this information to make your home investments increase property value more efficiently.

4 Key Factors Depreciating Your Property Value You Might Not Think About

Jun 7.2016

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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Many homeowners do their best to maintain or even increase their property value, but there are factors that can hurt property value, which are out of your control. The environment of the region you live in, the benefits and disadvantages of your particular neighborhood, land values and the state of the current economy can all increase property value or send it crashing. Here are four key factors you should keep an eye on when it's time to sell your home.

8 Statistics Every Homeowner Needs to Know to Increase Property Value

May 31.2016

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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Home improvement is an exercise in strategy. You have to plan your upgrades to get the maximum impact on your property value, without creating extra expenses or stress as a side effect. Property value investments always present a risk, but some risks are greater than others. By examining these eight home value statistics, you can learn how to gauge your needs for your home to choose the ideal improvements that increase your property value and your family's comfort.

4 Upgrades that Increase Property Value for Decades

May 26.2016

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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When you begin to measure the benefit of certain home improvements, you often have to factor in depreciation over time. Most home updates and upgrades are not intended to last forever, indeed many may not last more than five years. Wise homeowners, who plan to enhance their comfort as well as increase the property value of their home, make home improvements that will retain their value over the years. These enhancements can increase property value by tens of thousands of dollars and boost resale value for decades.

8 Quick Tips To Avoid Property Value Depreciation

May 17.2016

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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Although most homes and properties gain value over time, property value depreciation is definitely a thing, and without regular maintenance and care, your home can lose its value over time. The best solution is to keep your home clean and maintained with regular repairs and professional service as needed. When you perform these important tasks on a regular basis, you prevent small problems from turning into a ticking time bomb that could go off at any time.

5 Indoor Comfort Solutions to Increase the Value of Your Home

May 10.2016

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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During the hot summer and cold winter months many struggle to balance comfort with the need for lower energy bills. This often translates into a Goldilocks situation: too hot or too cold. If it's just right, you'll pay for that comfort with high bills. And temperature isn't the only thing that can affect your indoor comfort. Water damage, old carpeting and wasted space can play a big part in how you and your family enjoy your home.

The good news is that with regular maintenance and a few modern updates, you can make your family more comfortable with the added bonus of increasing your property value. Here are five areas you should consider when looking for ways to balance your comfort, your budget and your desire to increase property value.

11 Spring To-Dos to Increase the Property Value of Your Home

May 3.2016

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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Once the weather finally warms up enough to go outside without feeling winter's bite, you can take stock of the home maintenance projects best suited to spring. The good news is that a few hours of your time spent checking off the items on your homeowner's checklist can help you increase property value and make your home more comfortable for you and your family.

Here are 11 home maintenance projects you’ll want to put on your to-do list this spring to save you from costly repairs in the future and immediately improve your home’s value.

Efficient HVAC Systems: Save Money, Increase Property Value

Apr 26.2016

Author: Heather Arlinghaus

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As the temperature climbs into the eighties and higher, many of us are either thanking or cursing our HVAC system. An efficient HVAC system not only keeps your family comfortable in the summer and winter, it saves you money and increases your property value. With proper maintenance, an energy-efficient home can save you 30 percent on your energy bills, while reducing your environmental emissions. And, research shows that homeowners who upgrade their homes to a notable level of energy efficiency see gains in their resale value by as much as 9 percent. At selling time, this could translate into tens of thousands of dollars.

If you're considering investing in a new energy-efficient HVAC system or updates to your current system, here are a few things to keep in mind that can save you money in the long run and increase the value of your home.

8 Awe-Inspiring Property Restorations and Their Impact on Home Value

Apr 19.2016

Author: Heather Arlinghaus

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In the current economy, making your money do double duty is ideal. This is never more obvious than in the pursuit of home improvements. There are a number of reasons you are considering a home improvement project. You may want to improve your family's comfort, add your own style and personal touches to a recently purchased home or update your home's appearance to create instant curb-appeal. Or you may need to replace outdated or broken appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing or wiring.

Some of these have a positive effect on your home's resale value, others do not. You can't put a price on your comfort or contentment with your home. However, it may not make sense to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a home improvement project you will still be paying for when you sell your home. Making renovations that increase your property value after restoration is the best way to make your home more comfortable without having to break your budget.

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