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What Home Upgrades Can Raise My Property Value? Advice From a Waltham Realtor

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 If you’re thinking about making some upgrades to your home, you should consider upgrades that will help increase the value of your home. Since the pandemic, the way we work and live looks a little different than it used to. For example, home offices and outdoor spaces are more desired than ever. Here is a list of upgrades put together by a Waltham Realtor that will help you not only enjoy your home more but also increase the value of your home. 

1. Build a home office 

In the past couple of years, the number of people who work from home has increased immensely. Because of this, Waltham Realtors say a lot of homebuyers have been insistent on finding a home with a fully built out and comfortable home office. Whether this means adding on square footage to your home to build an additional room or converting a current room to a home office, this is a great investment that will definitely add value to your home. 

2. Finish your basement

While you might like your unfinished basement for storage purposes, you’re missing out on a livable space for you and future buyers to enjoy! Your basement can be used as an office space or a second living area for entertaining. 

Waltham Realtor Estate Agents say a finished basement is known to add great value to your home and will give you a 70 to 75% return on your investment when it’s time to sell. 

3. Upgrade to energy-efficient features and appliances

Upgrading to energy-efficient features and appliances is a great investment as it will help save money on utility bills while you own the home. Then, when you’re ready to sell, these energy-efficient upgrades will also appeal to buyers who are looking for these features. If buyers don’t want to make these upgrades themselves when they move, they will likely offer more for your home knowing they have already been made. Most Waltham Realtors say that energy-efficient upgrades are some of the best to make right now as most home buyers are looking for these features in a new home. 

4. Open up your home’s floor plan

Open floor layouts are extremely popular these days. People enjoy being able to have their kitchen and living room open so that when entertaining they can be in the kitchen while also enjoying their company in the living room. Or, if one is not much of an entertainer, some still want to be able to watch tv and be part of family time while cooking dinner. Lastly, open floor plans also invite so much more natural light to your home! 

Because open floor plans are so popular, many buyers are looking specifically for them. So, knocking out the right wall between your kitchen and living room can create this open space that buyers are looking for, which will definitely add more value to your home. 

Work With a Waltham Realtor

These are just a few of the many upgrades you can make to your home to increase its property value. For more insight, reach out to Waltham Realtor, Hans Brings! Hans will help you through your buying or selling process and offer top-tier advice along the way. 617-968-0022

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