IN THE excitement that comes from building a new home, home buyers often forget to consider aspects that will increase its resell value.
Although selling a brand new home is often far from the mind of the home owner, it is more convenient and cost effective to make valuable structural changes during the building stage than after it.
Local Hotondo Homes’ builders Trent Allen of Inverloch and Vern Carr of Phillip Island believe there are a few important aspects to have in your home to help increase the chances of a higher resell.
First impressions: The façade provides a first impression of the home and can significantly increase its value. People gain confidence in the property when it is well-maintained, so the front yard is also important. The roof is another vital element.
“Roofing that is going to last longer and require less maintenance is something to consider during the build process,” Trent said.
“Colorbond roofing is a good alternative to the standard tiles. It requires less maintenance than regular tiling and is a popular look for a modern home.”
Green your home: “Making your home more energy efficient can be as simple as having plenty of windows to provide natural light to more intricate methods like harnessing solar power,” Vern said.
Quality insulation, energy efficient appliances and energy saving water and light fittings will not only save you money on your bills, but will also increase the worth of the home.
Ceiling height: Although it may seem insignificant, the height of your ceiling can make an enormous difference to the overall feel of your home.
“Increasing your ceiling height will help make your home feel bigger,” Vern said.
“It also paves the way for more storage and things like ceiling fans or pendant lighting.”
Extra room: The price between two, three and four bedroom homes can increase significantly. Always consider what the market is looking for in a home, and you may find your resell value increases if you do.
To make upgrading your home simpler, Hotondo Homes in Inverloch and Phillip Island have teamed up and are offering a choice of either a free Colorbond roof upgrade or a 2550mm ceiling height for your home. Alternatively, you can have both for only $1800.
For more information on this promotion, visit Hotondo Homes at Level 1, 107 Marine Parade (corner Wynne Road) San Remo, or Shop 2 Ramsey Boulevard, Inverloch.
Alternatively, contact your local Hotondo Homes builder on 1800 677 156 or visit www.hotondo.com.