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These Home Issues Are Going To Kill Your Property Value

Do you ever think about the value of your home? You should. While a house is most certainly a home, it’s also an investment. Indeed, it’s also one of the most important investments that you’ll likely ever make in your life. So, you do need to think about the best ways to preserve and even increase the value of the property. There are a few issues with your home that will absolutely obliterate your home value. Let’s explore some of these issues. 

Roof Damage

pexels david mcbee 1546166A lot of home sellers often underestimate the importance of the condition of the roof and that’s understandable. However, if you watch a buyer, you will notice that their gaze does turn up towards the roof before they step through your front door. They know the issues that can occur if the roof isn’t in good shape. So, how can you fix a problem like this? Well, you should speak to a roof repair company to determine the extent of the issue. They can then provide you with the best advice and hopefully offer you the right solution. 

Out Of Date

Another common misconception about homebuyers is that they are only interested in the four walls. In other words, they don’t care about the style or design of the home interior. Again, this isn’t the case. While the style doesn’t impact the actual value of the property and the land, it can cause issues with the perceived value. The more buyers that notice a problem here, the more likely it is that this begins to impact the real value. There are numerous ways to correct a problem here. Ideally, you should be making small changes to the property over time. Little by little you can modernise the property and ensure that it’s exactly what new buyers are searching for. 

Trouble With Cleanliness

Similarly, you need to make sure that you are keeping the home clean and well maintained. Even if buyers are investing in a second-hand home, they definitely don’t want a property that has been through a massive level of wear and tear. That’s why before you put your property on the market, you should make sure that you are giving it a deep clean. While this is always going to add to the costs of selling your property, it will definitely be worth it in the end. You can make your home feel and look brand new to a buyer which is exactly what they want to see. 

You can hire a professional cleaner to fix your home. Or, you can complete the work yourself, it’s entirely your choice. 

We hope this helps you understand some of the key issues that are going to seriously damage your property value and impact what you can sell your home for on the market. The good news is that it’s not too late to fix these problems. If you do, you will be able to claim the profits that you want and that you deserve when it’s time to sell your home. 


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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