There is really only one reason to try to increase the value of your home: if you’re trying to sell it. If you’re not, deliberately increasing your home’s value most likely will increase your tax bill as well. There are ways to increase your home’s value for resale that range from the very expensive (major remodels and additions) to free (tidying up the front yard). We’ll look at the whole range, noting how much value is added when possible.
To start out never take the Zestimate of your home that seriously. It would be fantastic if a real estate broker and agent’s job was that easy. It isn’t. There are so many variables that go into figuring out what your home is worth. Now if you [...]