4 Surprising Things That May Increase

This article comes from https://www.zillow.com/ by Whitney Ricketts ans it has a different twist and more detailed analysis of things that increase your home value. One or two of those things may surprise you.....Let's take a look at what does increase home values. 

"A 2015 Zillow report found that, between 1997 and 2014, homes within a quarter-mile of a Starbucks increased in value by 96 percent, on average, compared with 65 percent for all U.S. homes, based on a comparison of Zillow Home Value Index data with a database of Starbucks locations."

I love Starbucks and it is about the only stock I own! This report says it gives you a 36% boost compared to not being close. Now I really love Starbucks. Starbucks are usually in family areas and high income areas that really helps home value also. They are places you can do business or meet for weekend activities. 

"The analysis of that data showed that homes near Dunkin’ Donuts locations appreciated 80 percent, on average, during the same 17-year period — not quite as high as homes near a Starbucks, but still significantly above the 65 percent increase in value for all U.S. homes."
Dunkin Donuts also has a great coffee if you can hold back on the donuts. I always wondered why they could not get a healthy donut on the market. Dunkin Donuts gets you another 15% on your home value also compared to homes that do not have it around them. 

Let's face it people like places to get coffee and see friends and family. It's a hang out spot.

"According to Zillow’s 2017 Paint Color Analysis, which examined more than 32,000 photos from sold homes around the country, homes with blue kitchens sold for a $1,809 premium, compared to similar homes with white kitchens."
Colors mean a lot to people and sometimes they do not know it. When my clients paint a their homes I offer an interior designer to assist them in their color chooses. Let's face it not everyone is great at that, I know sometimes I'm not. I was in a home the other day that had the wrong colors and that really hurt the look of the home. Homes that have the better colors show and sell better.

"Joanna Gaines’ aesthetic is permeating more than just your YouTube search history. Zillow listings mentioning some of the shiplap queen’s favorite features — keywords like “barn door” and “farmhouse sink” — sell faster and for a premium, according to a 2016 Zillow analysis of descriptions of more than 2 million homes sold nationwide."

Fixtures can make all the difference in the world on a home. They help the home look more updated and modern. I did see the weirdest fixture in a restaurant this weekend, it tool me a little time to figure it out so I could wash my hands. That being said nice fixtures are a nice way to update and modernize your home. 

All these things are great, but you still need a Realtor that can get your home sold fast. Marketing and Experience makes buying or selling a home more stress free.
I'm Brett call me at 216-703-5740 EXP Realty in Ohio and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty in Arizona 

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