When it comes to selling your house, one of the most challenging aspects is figuring out which home improvement you should invest in. Perhaps you think that having a home studio will be a selling point, but improvements like these will only appeal to some buyers. The smart choice is to invest in functional improvements that will appeal to anyone, regardless of their interests.
Increasing property value, the smart way When thinking about increasing your house’s property value, consider focusing on functional home improvements, such as updating your windows. Replacing your windows will not only make your house look better, it’ll also make it more comfortable in the long run and increase its value. Investing $10,000 in window replacement can increase your asking price by up to $8,500, an 85% return on investment. Here’s why: • Curb appeal Whatever you home might be worth, first impressions matter. Windows and window frames that look dilapidated, old and in need of replacement will make prospective homeowners less likely to look at the inside of your house. Modern, sturdy-looking windows will draw their attention and give them the impression that your house is a good long-term investment. • Energy savings Never forget that beyond their aesthetics, the quality of your windows plays a big role in keeping heating and cooling costs down. Old, poorly insulated windows come with a higher power bill. Energy efficient windows will be appealing to prospective buyers, and some even come with tax rebates. It’s also important to consider the quality of the window installation itself, so make sure you hire the right people for the job. • Durability Windows can be designed to perform optimally in certain climates. Windows that are made for your climate and that can withstand a range of weather conditions will make your house more interesting to prospective buyers, who may factor in the cost of new window installation when calculating their offer on your home. • Security As property crime rates increase in Canada, prospective homeowners are beginning to put a premium on security features. Sash locks and alarm systems are a great way to make your home more attractive to security-conscious buyers, and a lot less attractive to would-be burglars. Choosing the right people for the job Remember that no matter how appealing, energy efficient, durable and secure your windows might be, they’re only as good as the people who install them. With 50 years of experience, Canadian Comfort Windows & Doors can make sure your windows are installed properly and in a timely manner so that potential buyers can see the true value of your home. Contact us today for a free estimate.