In this article, we look at some of the most lucrative things people have ploughed their money into and how you can add thousands to the value of your property. A fast Thursday 90-second read.
In 1903 John Gray invested £10,500 (approx. £264,000 in today’s money) into a small car company.
Fast forward 16 years and Gray’s family sold their share back to the Ford Motor Company for more than £26.25m (around £1.8 billion today).
The film star Ashton Kutcher invested a cool £364,000 in a start-up taxi service called Uber several years ago. You’ve probably heard of it. His stake is now worth more than ten million pounds.
But you don’t have to be a canny entrepreneur or heart-throb film star to spend your dosh wisely.
Below are five ways homeowners and landlords can add value to their properties.*
1) A new bathroom can add up to 3% to a home’s value.
2) Converting a garage to a home office or extra room can potentially create a 10-12% uplift.
3) A loft conversion can help your property’s price rise by around 10-15%.
4) A new kitchen can add 5% to a property’s value.
5) A side or rear extension will add more space, and that will create a higher value for your property, potentially up to 15% depending on the size and quality.
*These estimates come from a Zoopla report from 2018 but are still relevant today.
We’ve experience in helping people work out what home improvements will also boost a property’s value.
So, whether you’re thinking of improving then selling, refurbishing then renting out or simply curious about what your home’s value on the Sawbridgeworth & Bishop’s Stortford area property market is right now, give us a call.
We’re here to help.
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