When you are getting ready to buy a home, it is important to consider how your budget fits for the type of home that you want to buy. Some buyers find that they can actually get a better value for the money spent if they choose to purchase a fixer-upper home instead of choosing something that is brand new.
If you are ready to spend money on home renovations, then these are a few of the priorities that you should consider:
Yard Cleanup and Planting
When it comes to real estate, people definitely judge a book by its cover. So, you need to be sure that you pay attention to the quality of your yard and the curb appeal of the property. Your family and friends will want to visit your new home, and their first impression will be directly impacted by the quality of your yard. Clean up the mess, plant a few bushes or flowers, and make sure the lawn looks good.
Energy Efficiency Improvements
It is common for older homes to have lower energy efficiency because of poor insulation and low quality windows and doors. In this situation, you might be paying way too much on your monthly utility bills since a high percentage of the comfortable air generated by the air conditioner is lost. This problem can easily be fixed by adding a little more insulation in the attic and upgrading the windows in your home. The energy efficiency upgrades will be worth the cost, especially since you will be saving money on your monthly utility bills.
Paint the Walls
Marks on the walls can really stand out, but they are easy to fix with a fresh coat of paint. If you want a good value for the money that is spent, then painting should be at the top of your list. In fact, it is a good idea to have the entire house painted before you move in.
It doesn’t matter if the home has worn out carpet or scratched wood floors, you can instantly improve the appearance of the home by updating the floors. Invest your money into high quality flooring to be sure that your upgrades will last for many years.
One of the benefits to a fixer-upper is that you have the opportunity to design the home in the way that you have always dreamed about. Through these renovations, you can choose the right styles, colors, and features that you want to enjoy in your home. Plus, the renovations will result in a situation where your property value goes up.
At Duffy Realty of Atlanta, we want to help you maximize your real estate investment. For more information about buying a home in Atlanta, we invite you to contact us to learn more. Our experienced team is always available to answer your questions and help with anything that you need: (678) 318-1700