Go Green and Add Value to your Home

From: Conveyancing Direct Limited
January 7th, 2014 | 0 Comments

It seems like everyone is making an effort to embrace greener living these days and if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to make your home more environmentally friendly, lower outgoings is not the only way you can benefit. Making your home greener can actually add value to your home which is great news if you are planning to sell it in the near future. So whether you have already spoken to an online conveyancer like Quick Move Conveyancing or you don’t intend to put your home up for sale for a few years, going green is a wise decision.

Ready Made Home              

Today, property buyers are looking for readymade homes that require little work. Gone are the days when buyers bought a shell of a home to make their own. In today’s economic climate, more and more buyers are opting for homes that they can move straight in to as they don’t have the funds to spend on expensive home makeovers. If your home is already eco friendly, this will not only attract more people to your property but it may also help you get more for it and allow you to put the asking price up.

Lower Utility Bills

One advantage of making your home environmentally friendly is that your monthly bills will decrease. Solar panels, loft insulation and double glazing ensure that your home is more efficient when it comes to saving energy. If you prevent warm air from seeping out, you can lower the temperature on your thermostat and as a result lower your monthly bills. Property buyers will always be attracted to homes that can save them money in the long run. Having to install eco friendly products is costly and they will be willing to pay more for a home that offers this.

Stand out from the Crowd

Establishing eco friendly measures in your home sets you apart from the rest of the houses on the market and gives you an advantage when you come to sell. If you want to get an offer for your home that is near your asking price, having a unique selling point can help. A USP can be anything from a statement design feature to an eco friendly feature. With more and more people making an effort to lower their carbon footprint, there has never been a better time to invest in eco friendly products for your home. Electricity prices are sure to rise in the coming years and this is what makes the idea of a green home so appealing to buyers.