Top improvements to add value to your home

Top improvements to add value to your home

The latest research from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, shows that property prices have hit a 6 year high, with further increases forecast for 2014. This means that many homeowners who have held off selling whilst the market remained stagnant, are at last considering putting their homes on the market.

But before doing this, it’s worth taking a step back and considering what improvements could be made to increase the value of your property and improve the chances of selling your home to prospective buyers.

Replacement Windows

One of the key areas that can add value to your home is replacing your windows. For a relatively low outlay, you can considerably enhance the appearance of your property, which is going to appeal to prospective buyers, whilst also increasing your home’s value. This is particularly true if you’re replacing old and tired double glazing with modern uPVC windows which are far more energy efficient than their predecessors – and in some cases have virtually no heat loss at all. They’re also far more attractive – which is going to increase kerb appeal and make the sale easier.

Replacement Windows: Estimated increase in value: £4,866 (Source: HSBC Home Improvement Survey)

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