One of the greatest assets that you can have is a home of your own. This gives you not only shelter, but the comforts and luxuries that come along with it. Can you ever imagine growing old and sharing a place with your family comfortably, without having a home? The answer will likely be “no.” A home, through its property value, carries equity, which adds to your overall wealth. Even for the average homeowner, the rise in property value, or “home appreciation,” opens the door to wealth generating opportunities. The rate of appreciation is dependent on various factors prevailing in real estate markets (e.g., available houses, inflation, and buyer vs. seller percentage). It is desirable to follow guidelines for property value enhancement and improving the salability of your home. Let’s enumerate some of the guidelines. Enhance visual appeal No home can cut the salability index, if it isn’t good to look at. We have many décor items and various guides that can help in enhancing the look of your home. When you keep the salability of your home top of mind before starting the makeover mission, you will come up with productive ideas. With a goal in mind, you can successfully research and implement many makeover tips. Whether furniture, lighting, kitchen or living room décor, you can best judge which aspects of your home need a makeover. Harmony between the beauty of interior and exterior must always exist, so don’t forget to work on your home’s exterior look too. Work on energy efficiency Updating your home’s energy efficiency may seem costly in the beginning, but will always pay off in the end. Not only will it prove to be cost effective and economical in the long run, but it will also enhance your home’s property value. For example, a poorly ventilated section of your home’s upstairs will need more air conditioning, compared to its well ventilated counterpart. If that section is well ventilated, your electricity consumption will be reduced, and so will the respective bill. An energy-efficient design or installation can be a highlight in your home’s ad. So go green for living well, as well as selling well! Keep appliances/technology updated A well maintained home has better property value than a poorly maintained one. For better function and higher security, ensure periodic checks of your appliances. Large appliances that are used heavily (e.g., faucet systems, refrigerators, washing machines, motor coils, etc.) demand such checks. This will enhance their longevity and functional efficiency. Regular updates of home technology systems (e.g., carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors and thermostats) is equally important. Never ignore this aspect, as it ensures the safety of your home and everyone in it. Don’t shy away from investing your time and resources to enhance your home’s property value. A home with higher property value is always an excellent asset to have.