Horizonhouse…, Home Owner in Arlington, VA

What single (or two) things can a homeowner do inside their condo to create the greatest raise in value of the property?

Asked by Horizonhouse313, Arlington, VA Tue Nov 27, 2012

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Margaret makes some very good points. In addition to eliminating clutter, make sure your paint is fresh. In some condo's the unit owners are responsible for the windows. If that is the case you may also consider a good window that will minimize heat transfer and noise. One last consideration is to make sure your flooring is in good shape. If you have hardwood floors, make sure they are tight and in good shape. There are some very good products that can restore a shine to hardwood floors without having them refinished.
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Updated kitchens and baths are high dollar fixes but usually create a great return on investment. You have to be careful not to "overdo" compared to other units in the condo association. On the low cost end, decluttering is most important. Make your condo feel like it is functional as a comfortable living space.
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The other agents have posted some good ideas. Places you will get the most bang for your buck is having an updated kitchen (almost expected in todays market place) and bathroom. It is also a good idea to declutter your home, don't have a lot of personal items out and photos of you or your family out, make sure outlet covers, plate covers look clean, do some touch-up painting and make sure all your light bulbs work.

Good luck!
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Both of the previous answers are fantastic! The only additional note I can add is ensuring that the colors and styles are not to "stylized" or overly "personal" to your taste. It is always good to look at decorating books and furniture store catalogs to get ideas of what is most popular and appealing to today's homeowner. Additional tricks and tips are available, if you want some inbox me for ideas.
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