Little things that can Devalue your Home

If you are in the market to sell your home, you know that your property has thousands of others competing for a quick sale. Some homes are situated in better neighborhoods, and others are in better condition. There are numerous factors that determine how quickly your home will sell. Consider the things below that can devalue your home and prevent you from selling or getting your asking price.

1. A highly customized home or one in need of too many repairs will be harder to sell. It is much easier to sell a home that is suited to a large variety of tastes. If your home can suit a large population of individuals, you will have an easier time selling it than if it were a highly customized home. The more people want to purchase a home like yours, the better your chances of making a quick sale.

2. The location and condition of your home are two of the most important factors that can determine its value. Your home's value can also be affected by the number of individuals looking to purchase in a given neighborhood as well as the quality of the local school district.

3. What your neighbor does can in fact depreciate the value of your home. For example, if your neighbor paints his or her house the color of seasick green, it can in fact become a turnoff to potential buyers. The same can be said about having noisy businesses nearby. Most potential buyers will not buy a home in a neighborhood that has unappealing homes or noisy businesses nearby.

4. Having a well-cared-for lawn is important to potential buyers, but a lawn that features plants that require a lot of maintenance can become a turnoff. Plants that hang into your neighbor's yard and create a mess, or plants that can actually affect the structural foundation of your home can affect your home's value.

5. Your home should be painted a neutral tone such as cream or beige to appeal to a widespread range of individuals. A color consultant can help you make the right decision if you are ever unsure.

Always ask for professional guidance before choosing to remodel any given part of your home. A good remodeling project can add value to your home, but there are plenty that can actually hinder the value. Get the suggestions of local realtors and designers in order to consider which projects are a good decision to increase your home's market value.

Selling your home is no easy task. Some homes sell faster than others and there is always a widespread range of reasons as to why. This article has discussed some ways that you can devalue your home, but if you just refrain from doing these things, you are on your way to making a quick sale!

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831 Loch Calder #16
Apopka, FL 32712
831 Loch Calder #16 Apopka, FL 32712
1 of 16
$182,900
Subdivision: Coach Homes At Errol Ph 01
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,150
BUILT
1991
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
O5772031
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205 Cardiff Avenue
Davenport, FL 33897
205 Cardiff Avenue Davenport, FL 33897
1 of 11
$269,000
Subdivision: Pines West Ph 01
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,236
BUILT
2001
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
S5015378
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13049 Water Point Boulevard
Windermere, FL 34786
13049 Water Point Boulevard Windermere, FL 34786
1 of 46
$1,495,000
Subdivision: Waterford Pointe Ph 02 Rep
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,990
BUILT
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ON SITE
2Days
MLS
O5769746
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4214 Arch Street
Orlando, FL 32808
4214 Arch Street Orlando, FL 32808
1 of 7
$129,900
Subdivision: Lake Lawne Shores
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
1,912
BUILT
1957
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
O5771718
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Orlando, FL 32825
10900 Abigail Street Orlando, FL 32825
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$230,000
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BEDS
3
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,229
BUILT
1960
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
S5012912
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000 Confidential Ave.
Longwood, FL 32750
000 Confidential Ave. Longwood, FL 32750
1 of 9
$159,900
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,140
BUILT
1958
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
G5013659
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1334 W New Hampshire Street
Orlando, FL 32804
1334 W New Hampshire Street Orlando, FL 32804
1 of 34
$269,500
Subdivision: Dolarks Rep
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
1,426
BUILT
1970
ON SITE
2Days
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O5765981
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9333 Mustard Leaf Drive
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BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,110
BUILT
2005
ON SITE
2Days
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S5015415
This 4 bedroom x 3 bath, 2110 Sq. Ft. home has an open, flowing layout and you will be pleasantly surprised once you walk the inside. Stainless steel appliances, laminate flooring in master and...
3035 Rob Way
Kissimmee, FL 34743
3035 Rob Way Kissimmee, FL 34743
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$269,995
Subdivision: Campbell Cove
BEDS
4
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
2,046
BUILT
2012
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
S5015420
This 4 Bed x 2 bath is located in Campbell Cove subdivision and sits on a conservation lot with wooded view at back. It has many upgrades and is located within easy access to the Orlando...
14821 Porter Road
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$365,000
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BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,293
BUILT
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ON SITE
2Days
MLS
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11337 Fenimore Court Windermere, FL 34786
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$589,000
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BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,551
BUILT
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ON SITE
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8840 Reymont Street
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8840 Reymont Street Orlando, FL 32827
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$389,000
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BEDS
3
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,955
BUILT
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ON SITE
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MLS
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