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Top 7 Things You Can Do to Improve the Value of Your Home

By Guest Author | February 1, 2012

In today's market, a lot of people are underwater. If you need to sell your home in a hurry, here are a few suggestions to help you improve your home's value for less money.

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The first thing that you should do is to change out light bulbs in your home. Lighting makes a huge difference. If there is more light in your home, it appears to be bigger. Lighting can make a huge difference to the buyer. And changing a light bulb, is a lot easier than trying to install an extra window.

The second thing that you can do to help improve the value of your home, is to change the light fixtures throughout your house. This is an easy way to update a house. Old light fixtures make a house look aged. By installing new light fixtures throughout your house, the whole place will look newer.

The third thing that you can do it doesn't cost a lot of money is to clean your house. Having a clean house, gives people the impression that the house is well cared for. Make sure to do deep cleaning. One of the most important things that a lot of people don't do is to clean their windows. By cleaning your windows, you will allow a lot more light into the home, and you will make the home worth a lot more.

The fourth thing that you can do is to paint your house. Most of the time, if you do the work yourself, you can paint the interior of your house for under $500. The best time to hire a painter, is during the winter. The reason is because there are a lot of exterior painters that are out of a job during the winter. They will be more than happy to come in and paint your house for you at a reduced rate.

The fifth thing that you can do is to put your junk and a lot of of your furniture in storage. I know that this sounds kind of like a big hassle, but it isn't very expensive to do, and with most of your furniture gone and out of the way, the house will look bigger. The last thing you want to do is have a house that looks small and cluttered. By putting extra items and extra furniture in storage, you can really make the house look nice.

The sixth thing that you can do is to make sure that your kitchen and bathroom are spotless. This is one area of the home that people like to have clean. That usually means you have to do some pretty deep cleaning. This means cleaning the things that you don't normally do like cleaning the oven, the fridge, and the tile grout.

The last thing that you need to do is to have a nice looking lawn. It is pretty cheap to put fertilizer on your lawn and improve the way it looks. Also, you can buy or rent a Soil Aeration Tool to aerate your lawn. When you aerate and fertilizer lawn at the same time, it can make a huge difference. Even small things like fertilizing, aerating, and mowing can do a lot to improve the overall beauty of your landscaping. According to a lot of realtors, having nice landscaping you can add as much as 15% of the value of your home when you go to sell it. Longest that are beautiful and well maintained signify to the potential buyer that the house has also been well maintained. The curb appeal goes a long way. Even without walking through the front door, a buyer can usually tell what condition the house will be in based on the condition of the lawn.

It you would like to learn more about grout cleaning, or how to use a lawn aerator, please check out these fun sites!

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