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Friday, May 31, 2013

Curb Appeal...It's what sells houses! Really!

A few hours of exterior home and yard work can add thousands to your home’s value.

   
 
How much value can neighborhood curb appeal add? Having nice landscaping adds $1,777 in home value when you’re selling your home, according to data collected in a HomeGain.com survey about how home improvements boost home value.
Curb appeal works in the other direction, too. If a for-sale house down the block is sporting some bad curb appeal, it could sell for less than it might otherwise. And that comparable sale drives down the value of your home.
We couldn’t find any data on how much the average buyer discounts his offer when the neighbors haven’t painted their house since 1979, but we do know nobody pays top dollar to buy next door to a house that looks like the “before” picture in a siding ad.
Here are 6 quick exterior projects you can do in a day or two to add to your home’s value and neighborhood appeal.
  • Landscape for curb appeal by re-sodding bare spots, trimming shrubs, and adding colorful spring flowers to your front yard.
  • Pitch in with the neighbors to rent a power washer for a day to give your sidewalks and deck a little care and maintenance. Be gentle and careful if you decide to use the power washer to clean your home’s exterior; you can easily blast things off your house, like the paint, or get water into siding seams.
  • Clean your siding, whether it’s brick, wood, or vinyl, by using a long-handled, soft-bristled brush, soap (trisodium phosphate), and water.
  • Create a little cool curb appeal with house numbers — that is, dress up your address


Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/blog/landscaping-gardening/curb-appeal-open-house-weekend-2012/#.#ixzz2UtsSHJM8

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