When you purchased your home here did you intend to sell in the future? Life throws us many changes, some good and some bad. Some cause is to move from either a new addition to the family where you need more room or a passing of a spouse which means you can not take care of it and it is time to move on. No matter what the reason we all hope to sell our home for more than what we paid for it.
So what effects our property values? Current markets and selling prices of like properties in the local area. This means a like type subdivision with like homes, layout effects our prices just as much as our home values effect their prices.
What are some of the things that will effect the price of your home?
a. clean, good curb appeal as in landscaping, trees, well maintained lawns
b. vinyl, brick front, brick sides, brick all the way around
c. inside can be many things such as wood vs carpet, finished basement vs not, granite tops vs other types. There are so many factors to add value to the home.
For some reason some get very defensive when they hear we have restrictions and an HOA here. Those restrictions and HOA were set up to help you, not the developer in the long term. One day the developer will move on and the HOA will continue to keep those restriction in place to help EVERYONE.
That is when the Board of Directors steps up to the plate and keep this street looking like the street you picked to buy a home on. Many may not understand that having an HOA, having restrictions, and following them 100% helps every homeowner to hold those property values up and that is the one thing each homeowner can control for their own home and help each of their neighbors as well.
We can not control the markets but we can take care of our homes. Doing so means keeping the drive ways and from clean from clutter, trash cans out of sight, clean the black/green mold off the roof and sidings. Keeping your yards mowed (the entire yard). Putting up the proper fencing. None of these things in the restrictions are hard, expensive or time consuming for anyone. So please consider you own home and do what you can to help yourself and your neighbors.
The ARK that is coming to Grant County may also help as many new residents may be coming to the area for new homes. Nothing draws more in than a street of great looking homes. We are sure many of you purchased here because of how nice the street looked. Our goal is to ensure it stays that way for everyone to get the most bang for their bucks they have invested in their homes.