CBS Connecticut

Housing market fluctuations aside, investing in your home can increase its value and selling price when you’re ready to make a move. Even small, low-cost improvements can create large and lucrative results. Before you nail up a “for sale” sign, take a look around your humble abode and determine what changes you can make that will up the ante on your home.

Take a Curb-Side View – Your home’s first impression will be made from the outside. Survey your property and determine what improvements are needed. Rusty gutters, missing roof tiles and un-pruned bushes or weeds immediately devalue an otherwise sound property. Chiseling overgrown shrubbery and trees can also increase the amount of natural light coming into the home, which is a huge selling point. Adding a few well-placed rose bushes or seasonal decorations that lend visual interest can create a warm, inviting atmosphere, adding significant monetary value. Make sure your…

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