Repave your driveway or entry walkway
If you’re a homeowner you’ve probably gone through the process of shopping around for homes and you’ve probably heard the term ‘curb appeal’ thrown around by your real-estate agent during that process. Curb appeal is essentially how appealing your property is to buyers from the outside and if you intend on selling your property any time soon, we recommend investing in repaving your driveway or entry walkway. Most people will look to spruce up their front yard with new plants; maybe a succulent or two would do the trick? But for the more discerning buyer, they’ll look past the quick fixes and look at the construction and hardscaping of the property.
It’s hard to put an exact dollar value to how much you can expect back from investing in a newly paved walkway or driveway. But you can be sure that the more attractive your property is when you list it for sale, the more offers you’ll receive. If you live in the Bay Area, you know that it’s quite common for a house to go $100,000+ over asking so make sure you attract the most buyers. Go book a free paving estimate from Bay Side Pavers. They're based in Concord but service pretty much the entire Bay Area.
Update your kitchen
Did you know that most families spend 80% of their time together in the kitchen? Just think about your memories of being with family, how many of those memories were in a kitchen? Kitchens are one of the main points of scrutiny for buyers in a home. It’s reasonable to assume that a person would be willing to overlook a worn down sink in the bathroom but ugly cabinets? That’s gonna be an issue.
The quickest and most cost efficient kitchen remodeling projects are when you update the major aesthetic qualities. I.e.: the cabinets, countertops, sink, and hardware. If you’re on a tight budget or timeline, stay away from changing any structural elements. If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen, book a free kitchen remodeling estimate from us at Home Quality Remodeling.
Bonus tip, how to pay for these renovations
If you’ve lived in your home for more than 4 years, it’s highly likely that your property is worth more than what you bought it for. You can tap into that equity through a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) to pay for the above mentioned upgrades. Check out Renofi if you’re interested in learning more about a HELOC loan.