3 Easy Ways to Raise the Value of a Home in Central Illinois


    1. Plant a Tree 

    Even if you aren’t preparing to list your home for sale today, planning for the future with a landscaping improvement that will mature over time is something that will always pay off. Plant shade trees — not only will mature trees make your home more desirable but a fully grown, properly placed tree can cut your cooling costs by as much as 40 percent. Mature landscaping is also good for the environment, providing a necessary habitat for wildlife while adding valuable curb appeal to your home.


    2. Paint, Paint, Paint 

    One of the simplest, most cost-effective improvements of all is paint! Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated — and that spells value. When selecting paint colors, keep in mind that neutrals appeal to the greatest number of home buyers, therefore making your property more desirable. On average, a gallon of paint costs around $25, leaving you plenty of money to buy rollers, painter’s tape, drop cloths and brushes. So buy a few gallons and get busy!


    3. Light Up the Kitchen

    You don’t have to start from scratch to create a winning recipe. For maximizing your home’s value, kitchen updates are key. Start by swapping out just one item, such as an existing light fixture. Just turn off the power at the breaker box and connect the wires. Even small kitchen updates will add big value to your home.


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    (Newly planted trees or freshly painted rooms may not be taken into account yet)

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