Real Estate: Think Outside for Spring

  Whether to refresh your home for spring or to get it ready to put on the market, there’s no better way to make eye-catching changes than sprucing up the exterior.
  • Thinking about replacing that exterior door or siding, or adding a deck? On a national level, these projects recouped more than 80 percent of costs at resale, according to the 2009 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report published by Hanley Wood.
  • Paint, always an inexpensive pick-me-up, could be the answer for a tired home exterior. Pick a fairly neutral pale yellow, sage green or light taupe for a warm and friendly welcome.
  • Pressure-wash siding, exterior walkways, driveway and fences to knock off mold and mildew for a quick improvement and instant perk-up.
  • Consider landscape projects to boost curb appeal and lift your spirits. Add mulch for a finished, professional look.
  • Replace those old, drafty windows, for a 76 percent return of cost at resale and current rebates and tax incentives for certain types of energy-efficient windows.
Call us today for more home improvement ideas. We’d be happy to connect you with Allen Tate Home Services to get your projects started – and get your home ready for spring!