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When it comes to adding value to a property, you may be inclined to give your walls a fresh coat of paint or spruce up the garden. But while these may add kerb appeal to your home, one change that you may not have considered, but which has the power to improve the look and value of a property, is home automation. Here’s why automation features should be on your list of things to do when you want to increase property value:

 

Price growth strong across all regions

Annual property price growth in the South East is significantly stronger than a year ago, as the shortage of property to buy continues to support prices. Agents across the region report the current sales to stock ratio remains high (RICS), with properties selling in just 39 days.

Double-digit property price growth is evident in seven areas of the South East Home Counties: Kent and East Sussex. Hastings and Eastbourne are currently the strongest performing areas.

Creating a welcoming atmosphere within the first few steps of your home is important, whether you are looking to sell your property or not. The sense of ‘coming home’ is an ambience many strive to achieve in their entrance ways, lobbies and porches, and entering this area of your home after a long day at work or school should take any stresses of the day away.

If you are looking to sell, first impressions count. Creating a well-thought-out, organised and, above all, clean entrance will not only increase kerb appeal, which will increase viewings and interest, but also potentially increase the value of your home. Read our top five tips for improving the entrance to your home;

City life vs country life - which is right for you? These two opposites bring with them two different ways of living. When looking at potential properties, it’s vital to consider where they’re located and if the location suits your individual preferences, tastes and needs. The hustle and bustle of the city contrasts greatly with the quiet retreat of the countryside, so this is not a decision that should be taken lightly!

Your garden is more than simply an outside space; it is an extension of your home. So, just like you would any other reception room, why not make it aesthetically attractive, ergonomically appealing and temptingly tidy? Not only will making small improvements to your garden create a welcoming oasis for yourself and your guests to enjoy, but it should also increase the value of your house. Having the benefit of your own green space is already a favourable position to be in when it comes to selling your home but creating the best garden possible will make the offering much more inviting to potential buyers. 

A lick of paint here, a fashionable accessory there, and  voilà; a new entertaining area awaits!

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