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By Jane Neilson | Agent in 02482

Five Ways to Increase Your Home's Value

At times it can be expensive to simply maintain the biggest asset most people will ever own: their homes. Keeping this fact in mind, here is a list of ways to increase your home’s value without breaking the bank.

1. Hire a home inspector to look for small problems that could morph into something much bigger down the line, such as a termite infestation or a water leak. Be warned, however. I have had sellers hire their own home inspector, and then have the buyer's inspector find different issues...

2. Freshen a room with a new paint color.

3. Install a programmable thermostat to save money on heating bills.

4. Plant some trees. Landscaping improvements in the form of large shade trees make homes more desirable. They can also cut your cooling costs up to 40%.

5. Improve your home’s air quality by replacing old carpeting. If you are lucky enough to have hardwood flooring underneath, just refinish floors and enjoy.

For more ideas about increasing your home’s value for potential sale, contact Jane Neilson at Pinnacle Houses: jneilson@prphomes.com or 781-223-7338.

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