Many sellers consider doing home improvement projects to increase the value of their home before they list it. From installing new appliances to adding a deck or a room, homeowners can become overwhelmed wondering whether or not these things will make a difference. However, many of these improvements will do more to benefit the liveability of the home rather than enhance its value.
Replacing old windows is one home improvement project that might pay immediate and long-term dividends. If those in your house are old and in disrepair, then you may be losing money on a monthly basis. In the short term, new windows can almost immediately save you money when heating and cooling your home. In fact, some homeowners save enough on electricity and heating costs to pay for the cost of new windows. Switching aged windows with newer and more energy-efficient models also has long-term benefits. It can increase your home’s value and make it more appealing to potential buyers. Hopefully, this translates into a shorter market time and better sale price. This increase in value could possibly justify the installation of new windows – even without the savings in energy efficiency.
Given a choice, buyers gravitate toward homes with quality windows. Real estate customers understand the negative consequences of bad windows -- high maintenance, uncomfortable temperatures, and increased utility costs. Perhaps that is why so many experienced real estate agents recommend this simple and cost-effective home improvement to homeowners.
Whether you plan to list your home immediately or expect to spend several more years there, replacement windows are a wise choice. This is one project that can save you money and make your home more comfortable and appealing. This means no more drafty rooms, cold areas, and energy leakage! With these benefits, it is understandable why many homeowners have already improved the beauty, value, and comfort of their house by installing new replacement windows!
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Linda James is a top-producing realtor at RE/MAX Mountain View with over 14 years of experience, and is a member of RE/MAX's Hall of Fame and Platinum clubs, and CREB's Million Dollar Club. Having lived in Calgary all her life, she has in-depth local knowledge. She also has a strong background in construction and business analysis, which she uses to help her clients find the best price points, and links to reliable financiers, real estate lawyers, home inspectors and appraisers. Linda zooms in on her clients' needs and uses her knowledge and network to get them the best deal fast.