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Six Low-Cost Ways to Potentially Increase Your Home’s Value

Declutter to increase home value


If it’s time to sell your home, here are a few low-cost tips that can potentially help you increase your home’s value.

  1. Organize, Clean, and De-clutter.

    For a few hundred dollars you can hire a professional cleaning service to clean your entire home. Also, de-clutter your rooms to make them look like they have more space. Then sell your stuff, give it away, put it in storage or toss it.

  2. Light Up the House.

    Spending $1,000 or less on new lighting fixtures can lighten up your home’s best features.

  3. Get Designer or Staging Help.

    Professional staged homes have a higher perceived value by buyers than unstaged homes, leading to higher offers.

  4. Clean or Repair Flooring.

    Consider either shampooing or fixing damaged flooring. You can always find deals on professional carpet cleaning.

  5. Fresh Paint.

    Paint not only the walls, but also the ceilings, baseboards, and trim with a neutral color. Fresh paint can add thousands of dollars to your home’s value.

  6. Simple Updates to Your Kitchen or Bath.

    Paint cabinetry rather than replace it. Add stainless steel or chrome fixtures. Update cabinet hardware and lighting. These cosmetic changes can add several thousand dollars to the value of your home.


Maximizing your home’s value can mean more money in your pocket when you sell. It also means you may have more to put down on the next home you purchase.


If remodeling or repairs are on your to-do list, then contact us to help you get started. As your mortgage specialist, we can help you decide on which projects offer the best return on investment and provide financing solutions that can work for you.

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