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Enhance the Value of Your Home in Albuquerque

If you own a home in Albuquerque and are considering improving your home, it should be with the goal to enhance its overall value. If you decide to sell your home someday, you should be able to get more from the sale with the improvement. What areas should you focus on to get the most return on your investment?


Curb appeal is everything when it comes to selling a home in Albuquerque. Your home should stand out from the rest of the homes for sale in the neighborhood. This is why landscaping is a great investment and makes a huge difference in how people, and more importantly, buyers, perceive your home.

You can include different landscaping features such as trees, shrubs, flowers, fountains, fences, benches, ambient lighting, to name a few.

Energy-Efficient Features

Energy bills can get expensive, especially when you’re running the AC in the summer and heating during the winter. To cut these costs, you can install various energy efficient features in your home.

Most people think of solar panels when it comes to conserving energy. In Albuquerque, it’s a great idea with all the sunlight we enjoy. Another energy-saving measure is to install heat pumps. Energy efficient appliances can also cut back the electric bill.

Replace Old Windows

Many buyers are not in the mood to replace all the windows in a home, as it only adds more cost to the sale. If your windows are older or single-paned, you can replace them with new energy-efficient windows. This will make your energy bills lower now and attract more buyers in the future. New windows will also have the added advantage of making your home look newer as well.

Convert Extra Space Into Rooms

If you have the option to add an extra room, this is a great way to add value to your home. You can also look for spare rooms that can be converted. You can even convert an attic into a bedroom if there’s enough ceiling space, which add a great deal of value. Basements can also be converted to a bedroom. The more bedrooms and baths your home has, the more it will sell for.

Update The Kitchen

Buyers are usually interested in the kitchen and bathroom when looking at a home. Most buyers will pay extra for a modernized kitchen. If your kitchen is looking dated, then this should be the first room that gets an overhaul.

Of course, there are other ways to add value to your home. In the end, make sure you calculate the return on investment with any home improvement you make.

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2612 Espanola Street, Albuquerque, NM 87110  $162,000

3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms (1 full, 1 half) / 1140 Square Feet

HUGE LOT with BACKYARD ACCESS and custom gate in the NE Heights! Conveniently located close to Uptown, Trader Joe’s, shopping, restaurants & parks! 3BDR/1.5BA/1CG featuring a large open great room with huge picture window and tile flooring! Remodeled kitchen with new soft-close cabinetry & crown molding, Quartz countertops! Beautiful shade tree in the front yard and oversized backyard with plenty of room for pets, backyard access, custom metal gate and covered patio for Summer BBQs!

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Albuquerque New Mexico Real Estate YOUR SOURCE FOR ALBUQUERQUE REAL ESTATE! Sandi Pressley offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in Albuquerque and surrounding communities in the New Mexico real estate market. Sandi's motto is "Putting You First." Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority. As a native of Albuquerque, Sandi Pressley has been dedicated to serving her client's real estate needs for over 45 years. Sandi has achieved a goal unprecedented by any other Realtor of being the #1 Top Producing Realtor for 38 consecutive years in all of Albuquerque as well as the entire state of New Mexico. She is also the #1 Top Producing Realtor for the entire Western Region and 8th in the Nation with Coldwell Banker National. Sandi Pressley serves the entire Albuquerque New Mexico real estate market including the surrounding communities such as Rio Rancho, Placitas, Corrales, Bernalillo, Northeast Heights, North Albuquerque Acres, Sandia Heights, High Desert, Foothills, Four Hills, UNM, Nob Hill, Ridgecrest area, Uptown area, North Valley, Northwest Heights, Paradise Hills, South Valley, Southwest Heights, Bosque Farms, Los Lunas, Cedar Crest, Tijeras, and all East Mountain areas. Whether you are considering buying a home, selling a home or both, we know these areas inside and out.

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