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How To Increase My House Values In Las Vegas, Nevada

There are a number of things you can do to increase current Las Vegas house values. Before you put your home on the market call 702-677-8796 for your Complimentary CMA - What's Your House Worth?  We'll give you marketing suggestions to make your home stand out in this Las Vegas real estate market! 

"Location and Timing" Are Worth Remembering When You Buy Las Vegas Homes.

When you buy or build in an area in Las Vegas that is attractive to other home buyers, chances are the market value of your home in Las Vegas will also increase more rapidly. Important considerations and location factors include:

  • Proximity to other focal points of economic development
  • Quality schools
  • Availability of public transportation
  • Overall prosperity of the community

Buying a home in Las Vegas at different points in the housing market cycle also affects how the value of your home appreciates. If you buy at the beginning of a housing boom, just as when you buy in the early stages of a real estate recovery in areas of Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, your gains may be rapid indeed.

Keep Your Home In Good Condition...

Repairs do not add value as capital improvements do.  Repairs are essential to maintaining the value of your basis in the house. Leaky roofs, cracked foundations and the like can detract significantly from your home's market value, since buyers will either request that you repair them before the sale is closed, or deduct the estimated cost of repair from their offer.
The Importance Of A Home’s Great First Impression.. 

Spiff Up Your Front Door:  Replacing doors with an energy efficient door is a wise move. Not only does it increases your homes curb appeal, but it will save you money on heating and air conditioning.  Don’t want to spend much money?  A simple paint job will do wonders for an old door.

Here's what color psychologists say your front door color says about you.

Blue: Rest Stop - Behind the blue door is an owner who thinks first of the home as a refuge - calm, serene, and relaxing, the perfect retreat from an often harsh and demanding world.

Green: Peace Conservatory - Green connotes health, safety, tranquility, and harmony, all highly desirable attributes for the home environment. People living behind a green door are thought of as being trustworthy.

Black: Power Center - A black front door projects strength, sophistication, power, and authority, indicating to all who enter or even passersby that the home is a serious place inhabited by a person of substance. Black front door owners are the most successful in their careers.

Purple: Behind a purple front door you will find the most sociable of homeowners. They are also most likely to have a group of very close friends.

Pink: A pink front door is the choice for those who are daring, and who also have the most friends. Pink door owners are full of mischief.

Red: Passion Palace - A color with punch, red is vibrant, full of life, energy and excitement. Here's an excitingplace to live.

If you are thinking of painting the front door of your home red, consider some of these meanings to decide if red is the right color choice for your front door.

In Feng Shui, a red front door means “welcome.” Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophy in which the arrangement and color of objects in a room relates to the flow of energy. The front door is known as the “Mouth of Chi” where energy enters. If you believe in or follow Feng Shui, painting your front door red would create welcoming energy.

A red door means “welcome” in an old early American tradition. If a family had a red front door tired travelers traveling by horse and buggy would know that a home was a welcoming place to rest. They would be able to spend the night there.

A red door provides protection. In Biblical times, the Hebrew slaves were instructed to smear blood of a lamb on their front doors to protect their first born from the angel of death. In old Catholicism churches painted the doors of the church red to represent the blood of Christ. Passing through the door would mean that you were on holy ground. There is a saying: "The kingdom of joy is protected from all evil by a red door."

A red front door means mortgage-free. In Scotland, homeowners would paint their front door red to signify that they had paid off their mortgage.

A recent study found that people who live behind a red door are the happiest.

Brown: Holistic Home or Dark Dungeon - Painted or stained brown says "natural" and "organic" and feels warm, stable and reliable. Darker shades signal a desire for privacy or isolation.

If you've chosen the color for your front door, perhaps that's the way you want to be viewed. If you inherited the color, repainting your portal to reflect your mood and personality is a quick and easy task.

A major reason to buy a house is a love of greenery. If you like sculpted bushes and rare imported trees, that's terrific. Don’t think they're investments. Las Vegas has the highest per-capita rate of urban water consumption in the West. Summer’s rising temperatures go hand in hand with increased outdoor water use.

The Las Vegas Valley Water District turf-removal incentive program makes it affordable to convert your yard from grass to xeriscape and eliminate vast swaths of water-guzzling lawns. The program is voluntary.

Xeriscaping may become the preferred method property owners will use to develop their gardens as water becomes an increasingly precious asset to the world, especially in arid climates such as the desert.

If you like your lawn, you can keep it -- and keep drenching it with gallons upon gallons of water.

Spy On Your Sprinklers: No matter how much you water it, you can’t grow pavement.

Plants in Pots:  Select a variety of desert friendly plants and shrubs that do well in containers. Be sure to purchase your plants at a dependable nursery, selecting only high quality desert friendly plants that are free of disease and pests. For more visual interest in each pot, use three or four plant varieties that harmonize with one another.

Containers:  Most plant containers are made out of wood, plastic, ceramics or clay. You might try non-traditional containers, such as buckets, wooden crates, or an old watering can. An unusual container can make for a striking garden arrangement. Your garden will make your home appear more welcoming and even more attractive to potential buyers. And whatever type of garden you create, remember to take time to enjoy it.

Re- caulk: Caulk and other sealants safeguard your home against rain and snow at vulnerable points such as cracks and open joints.  Winter can rip caulk apart. Scrape out old caulk using a painter's five-in-one tool. Clean and disinfect with one-part liquid chlorine bleach in three parts warm water.

De-Clutter:  Maximize overlooked storage spaces and throw out junk.  Shoe boxes make great storage containers and fit into angular units.  Contact Info for pick up of clutter on Utility Provider page.

Get Rid of Mold: Examine bathrooms. Clean surface areas immediately before they become a hazardous and expensive problem. If you do notice mold, you must identify the source of the mold before repainting. A contractor can help identify the source.  When you are ready to repaint use mold growth inhibitor paint made for high moisture areas.

Check Ceilings: Check for water damage. Make sure to seal repainted ceilings.

Clean the Deck: to remove grime, pollen, fungus, and mildew. Scrub the surface with a deck cleanser or this homemade cleaning formula: Add one cup of powdered laundry detergent to a gallon of hot water, and add 1/2 cup of chlorine bleach to kill moss or mildew.

Check The Foundation: Inspect the foundation of your home for large cracks and shifts in the blocks. Seal large cracks and gap between the foundation and concrete/earth and directly on the concrete. 

Capital Improvements To Increase Your Home's Value:

An increase in value can result in a capital gain to you when you sell your home. Your capital gain is the amount you sell your home for, minus your cost basis. Your cost basis will be the principal amount you paid for the property, plus the value of any substantial capital improvements (e.g., building a patio, additional bedroom, etc.) you may have invested in, but not including the cost of ordinary repairs and upkeep.

Capital improvements include adding additional living space—adding a porch, room or other addition, or finishing a basement or attic—or major refurbishing of existing space, such as remodeling the kitchen or bathroom. These kinds of improvements can increase your home's value by 15 to 20% or more.

The good news is that most people who incur capital gains upon the sale of their personal residences will not have to pay tax on the gains, due to the current exemption limits.

The kitchen and bathrooms are key areas of scrutiny for any prospective buyer.  Remodeling the kitchen and bathrooms and effort of doing so are worth the investment. If using a contractor for building or remodeling, the Nevada State Contractors Board urges consumers to consider only licensed contractors and research their record prior to hiring. Licenses can be checked at the NSCB Web site.

Not all improvements add value...
Some may even make selling your home more difficult.

If you want a swimming pool for recreational purposes and it would enhance the quality of your life while you live in the house, have at it. A swimming pool is one of those luxuries that some of us fantasize about -- it's all part of the American Dream.
An in-ground pool can cost anywhere from $20,000 and up. However, it's dangerous to children and a potential lawsuit. When it comes to deaths in the home, more children in America die every year from swimming pool accidents than from handgun accidents. You might never recoup your investment in the pool and in fact, it might turn off potential buyers with small children or those who just don't like pools. For some buyers, an in-ground swimming pool isn't an enticement -- it’s a deal breaker.

Similarly, if you need an addition to house another child or an elderly parent, then fine -- go ahead and build one. If you're only doing so to increase the value of your home, you'll never recoup your investment. An addition is an expensive process that involves a lot of money. Expect to shell out tens of thousands of dollars.  But, any increase you could tack onto the eventual sale of your home will pale in size to the initial investment. Prospective buyers of your home wouldn’t pony up an additional amount that comes anywhere near what you paid.

The presence of wall-to-wall carpeting is a turn-off for many people. Studies show that carpeting isn't that healthy because it harbors allergens and dirt. Moreover, your idea of beautiful carpeting may not agree with someone else's. Color and style are subjective; the people viewing your home may be thinking that they hate carpeting, or hate the color of yours, and they're trying to figure out how much it would cost to tear it all up. Getting rid of your carpeting and replacing it with hardwood or laminate flooring may be a better investment.  Accentuate with area rugs.

Making your house "greener" is a laudable social goal and replacing your water heater are inherently worthwhile for you while you live in the house.  Buyers tend to be shortsighted about ecological improvements, such as, say, solar-heated water.  Sad to say, you won't recoup your large investment when it's time to sell the house. You'll save money on your heating bill (as well as help the environment), but people looking at your home probably won't care enough to pay more for the house.

Call us at 702-677-8796 to give you a market assessment of what your home is worth BEFORE making any major improvements.  The next step would be to get a written estimate for improvement costs; then have your Realtor give you an update on the market value to determine how much more money your home will sell for AFTER improvements are made.  This will let you know whether it makes sense to upgrade your home first, then put it on the market, or just put it on the market for sale the way it is.

After years of declining home values since the post boom bust years, many zip codes in Las Vegas and Henderson areas, Nevada are seeing growth.

Las Vegas Realtor, Increase Curb Appeal, Increase Home Values 

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When Selling Your Home, Are These Your Goals?

1) That My Home Will Sell!

2) That I Get The Most Money For My Home!

3) That My Home Sells In A Reasonable Amount Of Time!

4) That I Am In Constant Communication And Updated During The Sales Process!

5) That The Sales Transaction Is Smooth And Pleasant! 

If You Answered Yes To All 5 Questions

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