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Easy Spring Upgrades Can Add Thousands!

Easy Spring Upgrades Can Add Thousands to Your Property Value

Spring is on the way, with clear days, sunshine, and wonderful opportunities to spotlight your property and its curb appeal—along with the chance to add thousands to your property value and make that sale!
To help you maximize that appeal, here’s a checklist of upgrades to your home that are relatively
inexpensive (most of those listed here can be accomplished for well under $1,000), but that can add significant property value and return on investment. Just a few of the simple Spring fixes below can increase your property’s value, for example, by one to four percent, and all before the prospective buyer ever enters the home.

 “Based on the local average home prices of $466,700 in Parker, this means as much as $18,668 in potential profits for many local home sellers, while also providing home buyers with the little extras and details that can make such a difference to comfort and peace of mind.”

Most of the tasks to follow can be accomplished with even a little DIY know-how, or SERVIZ’s local network of pros can also assist, as well:

1. Replace Your Front Door. A beautiful new front door—preferably one that’s reinforced steel—
will not only immediately add immediate curb appeal, it’s also a bonus to home safety (and
insurance rates), as well as to air quality. To stretch your budget, you can also simply do a nice
repaint of the door instead.
2. Add a New Coat of Paint. A new paint job for the entire interior of the property (after covering
and filling imperfections or holes in drywall) is a time-honored, popular and accepted method of
adding newness and brightness to a home and instant appeal to homebuyers.
However, don’t stop there. An exterior paint job can give new life to a home’s appeal,
emphasizing its best features and providing home shoppers with a pleasing first glimpse of your
property at its best. Just don’t indulge yourself in crazy shades and keep color choices tasteful
and neutral.
3. Upgrade Your Garage Door. Your home’s garage door can take up as much as 35 to 40% of a
property’s overall façade. It’s no wonder, then, that a new garage door is one of the best ways
to increase a home’s visual impact while also increasing return on investment (as noted in the
2016 “Cost vs. Value” report in Remodeling magazine). A new garage door also adds safety and
security, and upgrading to an automatic versus a manual garage door is a big plus with home
shoppers, according to many experts.
4. Inspect, clean and paint moldings, built-in bookcases and trim. Moldings can help to frame a
room and show off its bones. Clean and neatly paint your moldings to show off a room at its
most beautiful.
5. Professionally Clean Your Windows (Inside and Out). It’s amazing the effect clean and sparkling windows can have on the appeal of a property. From outside, they twinkle in the sun and provide a pleasant introduction to the home itself. From inside, and framed only minimally with draperies or blinds (keep them open when buyers visit) they maximize light and air, contributing to an overall impression of warmth and cleanliness.
6. Clean Carpets. Far too many overlook this simple, easy way to show off a home to its best
advantage, freshen up for Spring, and give new life to old carpets when the budget doesn’t
allow for them to be replaced outright. This task also contributes to overall air quality and can
make a huge difference in homes where smoking or pets were also a factor.
7. Install a New HVAC System. A new HVAC system improve air quality and energy efficiency, and can add tangible value to your home’s asking price. It’s also a great way to add an instant edge if you find your home competing with others in your area.
8. Fix and Repair External Gates and Fences. This is a repair that is both useful cosmetically, as
well as being a big plus for home shoppers who are both safety-minded or who may be pet
owners. You may also want to consider adding on a fresh coat of paint or varnish.
9. Upgrade or Install External Motion Sensor or Safety Lighting. According to many industry pros, now more than ever, the biggest single concern for most homeowners today is safety, so visible and tasteful, well-installed external lighting will go a long way toward giving home buyers peace of mind.
10. Upgrade Your Water Heater. By upgrading to a better (and professionally installed) water
heater, you’ll not only be adding to your home’s safety features and energy consumption, you’ll
also be adding one more highly desirable element for today’s home shoppers.

If you need help accomplishing these tasks, or want to find a Home Repair Professional to assist with them, the SERVIZ app can be a great resource. SERVIZ can also show you how your own metro area stacks up for safety against other cities nationwide by checking out their useful Home Safety Rankings (HSR) Index, at https://www.serviz.com/national-hsr-index.

Meanwhile, just a few of these basic home repairs and upgrades can be worth their weight in gold for home sellers and real estate pros, and can increase the value of your home overall by potential thousands.

As the Spring sunshine returns, there’s never been a better time to add value to your investment. So what are you waiting for?

Magnificent Views- Ironstone Place

Hurry, dream rental property won't last long! The island kitchen offers Oak cabinets, GE and Maytag appliances including gas cook-top, and composite sink. The family room features a cozy gas fireplace with built-in entertainment system and double sided fireplace, with the other side of it enjoyed by the private office. Upstairs are 3 vaulted bedrooms and a nice sized loft, and the master boasts a 5 piece bath with soaking tub, large walk-in closet, and spectacular views of the open space. The basement is light and bright with the 4th bed and bath, and also provides multiple spaces for game tables etc. Other amenities include A/C, full sprinkler system, and lawn maintenance included!

 

HAPPY 4TH!

July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. 

Elbert County is among highest

This was a little alarming!  Seven different county assessors held a conference to announce spikes in median home values.  Property tax increases will vary greatly, depending on factors such as neighborhood popularity, amount of new construction and affordability.  Value range anywhere from 17% to 60%!

http://www.denverpost.com/tag/housing-market/

10 Important Life Lessons to Master in Your 30's

Amazing article!  I love some of the quotes from over 600 subscribers that replied to this!  We all think similarly.  In our 20's there is no need to think about retirement, just focus on spreading our wings and having fun.  30's hit and it is time to settle down with a career, white picket fence and kids.  We all have this stereotype in our mind of where we should be in each decade of our life.  

“When I turned 40 my father told me that I’d enjoy my forties because in your 20s you think you know what’s going on, in your 30s you realize you probably don’t, and in your 40s you can relax and just accept things. I’m 58 and he was right.”

https://qz.com/318814/the-ten-most-important-life-lessons-to-master-in-your-30s/

Travois Trail

Gorgeous home just slightly east of Parker Rd.  Plenty of open space, yet close to everything!

2715 Finished square foot ranch home with a finished walkout basement is almost completely remodeled and has a loft-like feel, offering 3 bedrooms & 3 baths.  Beautiful stainless steel appliances in kitchen.  Immaculate sunroom or greenhouse.  Other amenities include new paint, new carpeting, new blinds, new A/C, attic fan, formal dining space, cool dog run under the deck with access via a doggy ramp, new stacked Maytag washer/dryer, cedar-lined closet, over sized 2 car garage with large attached shed + an exterior shed, 2 Trex decks. This is a MUST SEE!

 

Brand New Listing in Parker

ASHBURY CIRCLE

Bright condo in the heart of Parker!  Super close to E-470, Parker Rd or Arapahoe Rd!  This first floor condo has tons of amenities from 3 different Stonegate pools to plenty of parks, trails and even tennis courts!

 

Donner Circle

Rent in the Pinery!  This gorgeous 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is a MUST SEE!  Great outdoor pergola seating area, large deck with lots of open space views and an AWESOME tree house for the kids.  4,200 square feet inside this home is plenty for everyone!

COME LIVE IN PARKER!

 

Nothing Beats Brand NEW!  

Luxury features high ceilings and 8 foot doors, slab granite counters, and oil rubbed bronze fixtures throughout. A soaring 2 story family room anchors the home, with a wall of windows and cozy gas fireplace. Hardwood floors flow into the kitchen which boasts slab granite counters with under mount stainless steel sink, GE appliances, and pantry. Upstairs offers an open loft/flex space as well as 2 bedrooms with Jack-n-Jill bath. The main floor master features an opulent 5 piece master bath with granite slab counters, large soaking tub, and massive walk-in closet with direct access to the laundry room. Other amenities include attached 2 car garage, covered back patio, and NEW landscaping coming in 2 weeks.  Pictures don't do this home justice, you have to see to appreciate this beauty. 12206 Stone Timber, Parker, CO 80134

                 
 

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