How to Increase the Value of Your Home

Your house is not just a home; it is also an investment.  If you would like to increase the value of your house and make your home a more enjoyable place to live you may want to consider investing savings or taking out a home improvement loan to improve your property.  This is an increasingly viable options as lenders such as Nemo Loans create flexible options for consumers.  A Nemo loan is secured on your home.  Before making a financial commitment you should take note of the following tips to ensure that you get the most out of your investment:

 

1.  Ensure that Your Improvement Will Add Value

When it comes to appraising the potential benefits of smaller home improvements, it is important to compare the sale values of local properties in your area that both have and do not have similar modifications and alterations.  You may also take advice from your local estate agent who may be able to also provide suggestions.  For larger home improvement projects, it would be best to pay a surveyor to value your home and advise you on the financial benefits of your proposed changes.

 

2.  Make Sure of Your Return on Investment

If you are taking money out of your savings, it is important to ensure that the value that will be added to your home will be greater than the interest received in savings.  Equally, if you are taking out a home improvement loan you should ensure that the repayment value of your agreement is not greater than the increase in bottom line sale price.  You can help to ensure this by shopping around for the best rates to find the most competitive deal for you, and keeping a keen eye on the potential costs of any future work.

How to Increase the Value of Your Home

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3.  Ensure that the Home Improvement Works for You

Although you are investing in your home and will hopefully be securing a healthy profit for the future, you also need to make your home improvement work for you and your family.  For instance, although an extension or a landscaped garden may increase the value of your home, if you do not need the extra room or enjoy gardening it may become more of a hindrance with you having to spend money furnishing and heating it and time tending to it.  Alternatively, safe options such as a new fitted kitchen or bathroom are sure to be used and enjoyed by all of the family whilst also increasing the value of your home, so therefore represent more reliable investments. Home Improvement necessities such as the best table saw blades are also essential features for your tool kit.

Tom
 

Arnel Ariate is the webmaster of Money Soldiers.

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Nick | Millionaires Giving Money - September 16, 2014

Nice post, I live in London and adding a drive, extension, attic and landscaped garden have helped to increase my property value by 30%! Great post, thanks for sharing.

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