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Top 4 Home Improvements That Add Value To Your Home

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In the U.S., it’s estimated that roughly 5.5 million houses will change hands in 2018. Sooner or later, most homeowners are going to find themselves looking for ways to maximize the value of their home.

One of the best ways to achieve this is through investing in green home improvements. In fact,recent studies suggest that homes with green technology upgrades consistently outsell homes on the market not equipped with green technology.

You may also be able to finance these improvements through the property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing program, which is designed to help homeowners afford clean energy and efficient home upgrades.

Here's a look at some of the top home improvements that can increase your home’s value—and win the hearts and minds of potential homebuyers in the process.

1. Put Your Home in the Best Possible Light With Smart LED Lighting

In a recent home real estate survey, 63 percent of potential homebuyers identified smart LED lighting as one of the top home improvements they look for in choosing a future home.

A big factor is their energy efficiency. LEDs use only 20-25 percent of the energy of standard incandescent bulbs and last up to 25 times longer. They also produce very little heat, thus lowering climate control costs.

Energy-efficient smart exterior lighting can also increase the salability of your home. People want to feel safe. Smart exterior lighting equipped with motion sensors delivers the added selling point of reinforcing that your home is a secure place to live.

Then there’s the simple marketing truth that appearance matters—and as any photographer will attest, a major factor in making a home look good is light. Good lighting will make your home pop—and that can never hurt!

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