Home Improvements That Give You the Best Return on Investment

Home Improvements That Give You the Best Return on Investment

Whether you’re planning on selling your house soon or are settling into it for the long term, you may wonder how you can improve your home. Today we discuss home improvements that add value.

While there are tons of options for DIY projects that can add aesthetic appeal to your house or make it more functional, what is actually worth the money?

Our team at Journey Home Lending has a few thoughts on the subject. Read on to learn more.

Home Improvements That Are Worth The Money

Determining whether a renovation is worth it is highly personal. What’s valuable to one person may not necessarily be to another, and it’s not always about dollar value.

With that said, though, certain renovations can pay off, particularly when and if you put your home up for sale. Start here:

Give It a Coat of Paint

While adding new siding to your house may seem appealing, you can often give it new life with new paint. Apply a fresh coat of paint to the house itself, along with the trim.

Looking for an extra touch of pizzazz? Choose a new color for the door!

Add a Little Greenery

Don’t have a green thumb? That’s OK. There’s no need necessarily to plant a garden or even fill flowerbeds with flowers.

Instead, add simple-to-care-for greenery such as hedges or bushes. These will give your house a clean and neat appearance, without needing your constant attention.

Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

As we make our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us are spending more time outdoors these days. So, whether you’re planning to sell your house or stay in it, making the outdoor space functional is a good move.

That can be as extensive as creating a deck or patio, or as simple as adding new (and clean) patio furniture to your existing space.

Fix Up the Garage

While we don’t often pay attention to the garage, it’s a big deal for many buyers. Who couldn’t benefit from having a more useful space out there?

Clean up the garage, clearing out clutter. Then add light fixtures or new lightbulbs. Replace the garage door, while you’re at it. Strangely enough, a new garage door is one of the home improvement projects with the best ROI!

Looking to obtain a mortgage for a new home after you sell yours, or refinance your existing mortgage? Let our Journey Home Lending experts help. Call us today to get started!

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