Whether you are flipping properties or looking to make your long-term home a financial investment. There are obvious ways to increase your home’s value, such as adding square footage and finishing unfinished areas. However, we are going to provide four not so obvious but very lucrative improvements to consider making to your home.

1. Add a Deck

Adding a deck may be the single most overlooked way to greatly increase your home’s value. A deck not only adds another appeal to the outdoor area of the home, but it directly increases the square footage of the home without having to pay for extra room extensions. Pick a simple yet nice looking material, and hire a contractor to complete the project!

2. Update Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the selling point for many buyers. This is usually one of the first rooms people see when walking into a home, and it is a place where people know they will spend a lot of time. Whether buyers want a good kitchen for cooking meals, for family or entertaining many, the power of an updated kitchen should never be overlooked. Update the appliances with modern, but not too fancy, appliances with smart technology. Make the kitchen a very neutral and open place, with only small bold design ideas. These small changes go a long way.

3. Finish Your Basement or Attic

This is obvious. These two areas literally add a whole extra floor to the house; this is a major selling point. You don’t need to do anything crazy or expensive. Just finish the floors and walls and that will benefit you a substantial amount.

4. Energy and New Technologies

This is up to your discretion. These selling points will surely increase the value of the home, but it also takes an investment to complete these updates. Install new technologies in your home such as smart thermostats, lighting, or locks. More and more people are looking for modern homes with these new technologies. In addition, energy efficiency is a major selling point. Decide what you want to focus on, from energy efficient windows to lighting, and make it come to life!

All in all, the ideas outlined above could lead to a high return on your investment. Look into these changes and stay connected with us for more home improvement ideas! Contact us with your home loan needs.