What’s Bringing the Value of your Home Down? Find out Here

If you own a property, then you will know how important it is for you to try and rocket the value. You may want to do this if you intend on selling in the future. That being said, most people focus on what they can do to increase the value of their property, to the point where they don’t look into how their value is decreasing. If you want to stop this from being the case, then you can look below.

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Unfashionable Furnishings

Everybody has their tastes, but if you have a unique taste then this could well be working against you. A timeless design can be achieved with some hard work, especially if you have an eye for style. That being said, most people don’t have this eye. If you want to increase the value of your home, then you have to make sure that you maintain and improve your home. If your kitchen looks like it was decorated in the early 00s, then now is the time for you to change that. If you think that someone is going to have to redecorate when they move in, now is the time for you to do that for them. If you do this, then you will soon find that the value of your home increases.

Knotweed

Japanese knotweed was imported in the 1850s and it is now present all across the world. Gardeners favored it at one point as it strongly resembled bamboo. The problem is that it can now cause major problems. This plant has the ability to grow up to 10cm in a single day and it is very aggressive. It can actually weaken buildings and it can also grow up to 14 feet deep. On top of this, it can also be dormant for 20 years or more. If you have this plant on your property, then you need to try and make sure that you cut the canes so that they cannot regrow.

Structural Damage

You may notice that sometimes, little things appear in your home over time. You may have a roof tile that is missing, or you may even have a crack in the foundation of your home. It can be very tempting to avoid or ignore issues like this, but ideally, you need to deal with them immediately. One issue can easily lead to another, and this will end up being expensive for you if you aren’t careful. You need to look out for issues such as a sagging roof as well as termites and uneven floors. You also need to look out for damp subfloors and timber rot. If you have damaged drywall, now is the time for you to invest in a drywall repair service.

Pets

Did you know that if you have pet damage, you could lose 5% of your home’s value? Nobody is saying that you should not keep pets, but you should try and be mindful of the pets you do keep and how you keep them. Dogs might be full of positive energy, but they can cause damage by dragging their muddy paws throughout your home. Pet odor is the biggest issue for those who may be valuing your home, so get everything professionally cleaned before your home gets valued.

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