5 Ways to Eliminate Your Home’s Depreciation
We’ve talked before about the ways that you can boost the home value. But what about just making sure that your home doesn’t lose it’s value while you’re living in it. This is the issue that most homeowners find themselves facing when it comes time to sell. Just by living in a home, you can cause damage to the property that brings the value crashing down. Luckily, this can be resolved by some DIY, a little tech, and some smart thinking. So, let’s make sure that when it is time to sell your property, you haven’t lost the value already.
The first piece of advice is to make sure that you are getting inspections on your property regularly. Ideally, you should get a fully property inspection once a year. They’ll look at your tech, wiring, pipes and the structure of the property. By doing this, you should be able to avoid any minor issues growing out of control because you were never aware of them.
A great example of this would be the roof. Now, you might have a hole in your roof that you haven’t noticed because, in all honesty, how often does your roof get a thorough examination. A hole in the roof isn’t a major issue, it’s what happens next. If you’re lucky, the hole is in the side, and this means that rain won’t drip in leading to the possibility of damp. But animals could still swoop in, and a keen bird might decide to set up a nest in your attic. At this point, you’ve got a serious issue, and it’s not one that’s easy to remove. The whole problem could have been avoided with an annual home inspection. That hole would have been sealed, and no bird would ever have set up a nice little home for their family.
We all have environmental issues in our home. For some people it’s mold. You can find out how to eliminate mould on Cleanipedia.com. You might think that you don’t have an issue with mold in your home. If you think that, take a look at your windows. You’ll probably notice at least a few of them have black dirt around the edges. But that’s not dirt, it’s mould, and it’s caused by poor air circulation. It’s one of the downsides to having a home with great insulation. Cold air can’t escape, so it meets warm air which eventually leads to dampness and that slowly develops into mold. No buyer is going to purchase a home with a mold problem. Luckily, you can avoid this issue with a humidifier and it’s not the only way tech can help you solve environmental problems.
You might have a smoker in your family, or you could just be a terrible cook. Either way, there’s going to be smoke in the air around your home. This can cause nasty smells, marks on walls and even lead to health issues with other family members. Luckily, an air purifier can eradicate the smoke completely. In fact, according to Acpulse.com, it can even get rid of the smell. That means that one day when you do show guests around your home, hoping they’ll bite, they won’t be deterred by the faint, yet apparent smell of stagnant smoke.
Easy To Maintain Flooring
Some home sellers think that what’s inside the home doesn’t matter. After all, the buyer is purchasing the building not the carpets or the furniture. While this is technically true, buyers still don’t like to see marks on the carpets or floors because it suggests the home has been poorly looked after. That might not affect your overall home value, but it is going to drive down the offers. The answer here is to invest in low maintenance flooring such as laminate floors. These are easy to clean and maintain so any marks can be removed instantly. You’ll find them in most modern homes, and they have the added bonus of making your home look minimalistic.
Keeping Things Clean
Finally, you want to make sure that you are cleaning your home regularly and if you don’t have time you might want to hire a pro service. The reason this is important for the value is simple. Homes that aren’t clean tend to attract insects and even develop infestations. Worried you have an infestation? You can check out the signs at Batzner.com. Again, no home buyer is going to look twice at a property with an issue like this, and it’s easy to avoid. Insects like ants are attracted by crumbs so as long as you’re keeping the place clean, you’ll never have this issue.