3 Summer projects to increase your home’s resale value

The pandemic may have put a pause on your plans to buy or sell, but it still pays to plan ahead.

Investing in the right projects will not only guarantee pay back when it comes time to sell your home, but it will also provide a helpful distraction. Here are three outdoor projects you won’t regret investing in:

  1. Build a deck or patio. A deck or patio not only adds visual interest and enjoyment, it also adds to the resale value of your home. Choose a design that fits with the style of your home (and your budget). Be sure to check your municipal building requirements, as a building permit may be required.
  2. Install a sprinkler system. Automatic lawn sprinkler systems are designed to allow proper irrigation through timing and even water distribution. Although there’s an initial cost of installation, buyers appreciate the chance to save money on hydro bills and avoid potential water damage.
  3. Landscape your property. Planting a garden or building a pond is a great way to add visual interest to an outdoor living space, resulting in a significant return on your investment. If possible, consult a trained professional before tackling a landscaping project to ensure that your project will result in a sustainable, professional-grade end product. 

If you are looking to sell your home, or to concentrate efforts on improvements that will enhance your investment, additional resources can be found at rlp.ca/homeowner-tips.

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