Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer here in Central California. As your Central California real estate agent, I want to point out that summer is an excellent season for selling your Central California home, for buying a Central California home, or for doing both! The market is active, the weather is sunny and warm, and the kids are out of school, which makes the moving process easier. When you’re ready to get started with your summer real estate goals, give me a call!
Summer is also an excellent season for home improvement projects, especially if you plan on selling down the road. These projects can help you feel satisfied in your current home, and they help raise your home value for when you decide to sell.
Even if you don’t have a ton of money to spend on home upgrades, there are certain affordable changes you can make to your Central California home that will make a big difference. Here are some ideas shared by RISMedia recently:
Hardware updates. Without spending a fortune on a kitchen or bathroom overhaul, you could spruce up the look of these rooms with modern hardware, such as drawer pulls, knobs and faucets. A simple change like this goes a long way to make a room appear updated!
Paint. Painting is one of the most affordable upgrades you can give your home’s interior. Either use the same colors, with a fresh look, or change them up with an accent wall or different paint sheen. You want the colors to blend together throughout the home, and to remain neutral. Have fun with it!
Entryway. First impressions matter, whether it’s for Central California homebuyers, or house guests you want to impress. Since the entryway is the first place people see, spruce it up with updated façade, fresh paint, a new front door, a new light fixture, or a large mirror, to make the home appear roomy.
Porch/Patio. Most homeowners in Central California appreciate a porch or patio, because the weather and scenery is so beautiful here! If your home doesn’t have one, this would be a great addition to invest in. Whether it’s in front or in back, enclosed or open, brick or wood, you have lots of options.
Hardwood floors. This is another update that is worth investing in, because Central California homebuyers love wood floors, and these could easily increase your home value. Some people can even install them on their own when using tongue-and-groove flooring. It’s like doing a puzzle!
If you’d like to make bigger changes to your home that will appeal to Central California homebuyers, check out this list of the 12 most popular new home amenities that buyers are interested in. these include low-E windows, programmable thermostats, granite countertops, central kitchen islands, front porches and more.
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