Modern homeownership has changed since your parents’ days; in addition to the mountain of preexisting responsibilities, you must now also account for your home’s value and commit to increasing it. Purchasing a home is still the biggest investment you’ll probably ever make, but in today’s tumultuous financial climate, it’s smart — and prudent — to invest in your investment.
It can be easy to ignore the potential problems of the future in favor of the affordability of the present, but the more you put into your home, the more it repays you — not only throughout the time you spend living in it, but also in the event you decide to move on to greener pastures: home prices are expected to rise between 2% and 6% in the next few years, so the only way you’ll be able to keep up with the climbing costs is by ensuring a profit from your sale. Making the following three improvements to your home is the best and most effective way to achieve such goals.
You should care for your home as much as it cares for you; invest in its well-being and it will return the favor tenfold — either with a long and happy (stress-free) life, or with some extra money in your pocket.