Increasing Your Home Value On A Budget in Bernardsville, NJ

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Real Estate Agent with Exit Realty Group

Increasing Your Home Value on a Budget in Bernardsville, NJ 

 Increasing your home value will help you maximize your profit should you consider selling your home.  Of course, location matters-but so does the condition of your home and the amenities it has. You can make it look more attractive with improvements that increase your home value-but don't drain your bank account.

First off, review your budget and decide how much you can afford. You should also get some idea of value for homes in your area so you don't go overboard; you don't want to price yourself too high. To get the best idea of value in your neighborhood, contact your local full time real estate agent. Some key ways I always recommend increasing your home value on a budget:

  Paint

A fresh coat of neutral paint on the inside of your home can make a home look a lot more attractive to your buyer. Consider doing your exterior, too, if it could use it; a professional paint job makes for excellent curb appeal.

Update Your Kitchen

Remodeling can cost a small fortune, but basic improvements can help make a tired kitchen look refreshed and appealing and increasing your home value on a budget. Replacing old cabinet hardware won't cost a lot; also consider sanding and then staining or painting existing cabinets. If your floors aren't in good shape, there are inexpensive cover-ups' that'll give your kitchen a whole new look. One of the great places to use is Empire Today.

Consider Ditching the Carpet

If the kind in your living room, hallways or bedrooms is on the old side and you have wood floors underneath that are in decent shape, rip up the carpet and show off the original floors. Oh, and if you have any carpeting that's day-glo orange or otherwise straight out of the seventies, definitely consider doing this.

Perk Up Your Bathroom

Regrout the tile and caulk around the tub (grunge: not so appealing). Replacing old faucets and fixtures also gives a bathroom a facelift.  You may obtain these items at local Bernardsville Hardware Store.

 Don't Forget to Landscape

Putting a couple of pots of flowers on the stoop or porch, placing a few plants in the front yard and keeping it clean will create a good first impression.  

Remember; keep changes you make simple and basic. Remove clutter; keep your home clean and odor free. Last, if there are any leaks or other existing problems, fix them. Taking the time now can save you thousands in the end. 

For more information on buying a home in Bernardsville, NJ, call Holly Pring at 908-303-0468 or e-mail her at holly@exitrealitygroupnj.com. To view current home listings, visit our website.

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Comments (2)

Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease

Holly, 

All great ideas for a small budget!  It's easy to do a lot of these and you are leaving possible sales $$ on the table if you skip them!

All the best, Michelle

Feb 16, 2010 05:48 AM
Holly Pring
Exit Realty Group - Bernardsville, NJ
CDPE,SFR,ABR When in Need, I'll Transfer Your Deed

Hi Michelle, Thank you very much... I hope all the tips were useful... Have a great day.  Warmest Regards, Holly

Feb 16, 2010 10:46 PM