Luxurious House: 3 Home Features Worth Paying Extra For

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Savvy homeowners know that not every improvement pays off equally. Buyers get to consider another perspective. When looking for features in a prospective home, you might benefit from existing improvements that are desirable to buyers but might be a hassle to add yourself. Don’t pass over these three features that are worth paying for.

Deck or Patio

In the 21st century, extra living and entertaining spaces have become desirable and translate to added home value. A deck or patio provides extra living space that you won’t have to heat or cool, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money on furnishing that space. A deck is practical for hosting parties because you won’t have to clean up indoors. It also provides aesthetic value, you can add plants when yard space is lacking, and you can use the area to store items like grills and outdoor furniture.

Smart Gadgets

Smart gadgets combine practicality with innovation. These tech-savvy devices include security systems, thermostats, garage door openers and Wi-Fi doorbells/intercoms. You can even connect carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Since these gadgets add security to your home and help save money on utility bills (in the case of thermostats), a home that has smart gadgets is worth considering.

Garage

Whether you think you need the space or not, buying a home with an attached garage makes sense. That’s because garages are one of the most expensive items to add, and appraisers often deduct home value on their reports when a property doesn’t have one. Even in warmer climates you should not overlook their value because garages protect your car from weather events such as hail storms.

A garage also provides versatility because you could use it for storage or convert it to add living space. Additionally, according to a 2016 report on U.S. home remodeling values, upgraded garage doors provide some of the highest value return when compared to the cost. Make sure the garage has an insulated door because this cuts down on heating and cooling costs.

While many buyers commonly base their opinions on a home’s value on changeable factors such as stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, don’t get hung up on cosmetic features. Both are merely style issues and add little value to a home. Hiring a professional like those at Mark Fox Company, or an agency can be a great resource in finding homes with valuable features for a good price. Remember that the best features will carry a price, but it is likely to be a price worth paying.

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