Are you thinking of buying a new construction home but don’t know what upgrades will get you the most return for your money? Hi I’m Michele Shinedling, Broker/Owner at Heritage Real Estate and I’m here to help! Today I’ll go over six new construction upgrades that are worth the money. And remember, when purchasing new construction, don’t go in without the representation of a Realtor. Remember the people in the sales office represent the builder and are looking out for their best interest, not yours.
BEST WAY TO SPEND YOUR DOLLARS ON UPGRADES
When you’re building new construction, you’re tasked with making a lot of decisions. The base price of your home is the cost of the structure plus all the standard finishes. If you’re planning to customize (and if you’re building a new home, you probably are) then you have to also factor in the cost of upgrades. Staying in your budget when there are so many options to choose from can be difficult so it’s important to know which upgrades give you the most bang for your buck. #1. The kitchen. The kitchen is the focal point of your home and one of the rooms you’ll spend the most time in. When you decide to sell it’s one of the first places potential buyers will look when determining whether your home is worth what you’re asking for it. #2. More lighting. You can almost never have TOO much light, it adds not just brightness but also warmth to a space.
MAKE YOUR MONEY COUNT
Make your money count and focus on rooms where lighting is most necessary such as the kitchen and bathrooms. #3. Energy saving upgrades such as windows, appliances, heating and cooling devices are the gifts that keep on giving. The more efficient your home, the more you’ll save in utility costs every month. #4. A bigger garage. This will depend on your lot size and layout but if you can extend your garage, then do it. This is both a functional upgrade but a wise investment. #5. Innovative storage options. Storage is universally desired among homebuyers and fortunately adding in innovative storage solutions aren’t terrible expensive. #6. Carpeting. Upgraded carpet & padding is more comfortable, enjoyable, and long lasting. This is Michele Shinedling, Broker/Owner at Heritage Real Estate. As always, make it a great home buying and selling day. And remember when you do what you love, people love what you do!