Month: December 2019

Increase Your Modular Home’s Curb Appeal

When looking at ways to make a modular home nice, something called ‘curb appeal,’ there is more to it than adding value. The outside appeal of a home comes from thinking through how to create a look that improves a home’s aesthetic but also makes it sellable to someone who is perusing the market in search of a home. Learn more about how curb appeal is important to a home sale and what to do to increase the curb appeal for better sale value.

Light it Up

Often people overlook the outside lighting of their home when it comes to curb appeal. Stylish lighting provides function but also gives off a certain look. A warm, cozy feeling can be inviting while a cold, less inviting feeling may put people off. Invest in just a few lanterns or lights to give the feel of a soft space, rather than a cold one that seems dark or uninteresting. 

Decorate the Outside

Furnishings are not just for the interior of a home. Exterior decorating is a real art form. The outside space is not just a go-between or ‘transitional space’ between outside and inside the home. To increase curb appeal means looking at how inviting it is to others and creating a more pleasant look and feel to the home as the first impression to potential buyers. Some key tips:

  • Buy outdoor furniture and decorations for the porch
  • Add some greenery if it is warm enough (small planter or hanging greens)
  • Make sure lights on the porch work
  • Add fixtures or fix wonky or broken ones for a better overall aesthetic

Remember, the exterior of a home is a preview to the interior space. Don’t neglect some attention to these little details that add curb appeal.

Maintenance

A simple, easy way to keep curb appeal up is to maintain the exterior lawn and space. Homeowners may neglect to see sore spots that are just the usual for them. It helps to clean gutters and cars. Every few weeks, make sure the porch and sidewalk are swept and kept clean. Make sure bushes are trimmed and clutter is stored away. Don’t pile things up on the outside of the home like garbage or recycling. Keep it as clean as if nobody was living there (at least the look of it). 

Remember Color

Brains like the balance but also splashes of color. Think of it as a little jolt to the brain when some color pops out while driving by a home or coming up to have a look. Adding random pops of color in the shutters, on the door, or elsewhere, can really add interesting curb appeal to people who have probably seen a lot of neutral colors in their search. Good places to do this other than the shutters and door may include the mailbox, house numbers, or even the siding of the house. 

Spending time in thought about how the home looks to others is hard but quality real estate professionals will help advise on the best way to do it. Homebuilders are also great at advising what people are looking for in the current market so if people want to make changes, they are current and on-trend with people are looking for in the marketplace.

 

Green Valley Homes offers a large selection of Modular homes, multi-sectional homes, and pre-owned homes. Our goal is to help you create the best home possible with all the little details you desire to call it your own. We are excited to pair you with our professional staff to help you create the home you desire at any price point. Call us if you are ready to get started today: (740) 385-2434

Do Modular Homes Retain Their Value?

A modular home costs less than traditional homes but they may also hold value longer. Several factors work in concert to help keep values higher than traditional homes while the initial costs are lower. Modular homes are unique and hot in the current market for this reason. Find out what it is about modular homes that retain their value and how to take advantage of this in the home search.

Less Cost Equals Better Value

Several factors contribute to how cost-effective it is to build a modular home. There are different things to look for in modular homes, and builders, but some key elements may include:

  • Less construction material needed due to it being built in a factory
  • Faster building times
  • Fewer delays
  • Energy efficiency

A well-built home is going to be more energy-efficient and cost less in the long run, which builds value for homeowners. This is a good thing when trying to sell on the market and find the home has held steady while other homes in the area may have lost value due to market fluctuations and shifts in the economy.

Go Mod

While it may seem good to have an energy-efficient home and lower cost initially, there are many misconceptions around all the benefits of going mod. Here are some things to think about:

  • Modular home customization: no two homes are going to look exactly alike. Homeowners who customize floor plans can stand out against other homes in the market. There is always room to do other things to change it up in a modular home if people want to create a unique space
  • Quality control: a home is a large investment. Design the home the way you want. They have to meet building codes but also they have to meet regulations at the factor. A regularly built home will need more repairs than a modular home, making it more appealing and cost-effective for buyers
  • High-quality materials are being used to create homes that cost  less upfront and hold value over time

The benefits of a modular home are unique to this specific type of build. Choosing a home is a huge financial decision. An experienced builder can help people look at all the benefits and costs of building a home, as well as value over time. The best guide is to speak with a professional builder who can outline all the details and help potential homeowners make the right decision for themselves and their families.

 

Green Valley Homes offers a large selection of Modular homes, multi-sectional homes, and pre-owned homes. We spend a lot of time with potential homeowners to find out what they want and create the home of their dreams. We love to customize your space to meet your requirements. Call us if you are ready to get started today: (740) 385-2434

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