ONE WAY TO MAKE YOUR HOUSE MORE DESIRABLE TO BUYERS
There’s nothing more symbolic of an American Dream than owning a home with that iconic white picket fence. So in June we celebrate you, homeowners, and your American Dream!
In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June to be the National Homeownership Month. This year President Donald J. Trump reclaimed the tradition, making the month of June great again.
The President noted the many benefits homeownership brings – stability, comfort, safety, support of local businesses, strong communities – and encouraged Americans to invest in a long-term prosperity of the country.
“My Administration is committed to fostering an economic environment in which every family has the opportunity to enjoy the sense of pride and stability that can come with owning a home,” said President Trump.
Trump also asserted that owning a home is becoming more attainable for many Americans. In fact, in the first quarter of 2018 homeownership rates increased by 0.6 percent from year 2017 (however, from a historical perspective, homeownership rates have been on the decline since 2004).
Not only that, home values are on the rise as well, which is challenging for prospective homebuyers, but great for those who already own a home.
Bonded Supports Homeowners
At Bonded, we think that every hardworking American should have an opportunity to purchase a home of their dream. Many people and agencies work together to make that dream come true, from mortgage companies to builders. On our part, we support homeowners in the following ways.
- We offer valuable informational resources for all your flooring, window and cleaning needs. The more knowledge we can share with homeowners, the more successful they’re going to be in keeping their homes safe, beautiful and increasing in value.
- We provide several state of the art homeowner services. Bonded is the most professional carpet and flooring company in San Diego County. But we are so much more than that! We also offer window coverings, steam cleaning, air duct & dryer vent cleaning, and now emergency flood & fire services. We are truly a one-stop-shop for homeowners!
- We propose turnkey solutions for rental property managers. Whether you have 3 rental units or 3,000 rental units, you get the same dependable, prompt and precise service from the Bonded team.
So if you’re a new homeowner, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed. It’s a big responsibility and there are so many decisions to be made. For example: should you replace the flooring, and if so, what’s the best choice for your needs and budget?
Essential Flooring Tips for New Homeowners
Bonded has got you covered. We’d like to share with you the #1 thing you can do to increase the value of your newly purchased home or an investment property. Two words: hardwood floors.
Hardwood flooring tops the wish list of American home buyers and renters, according to HDTV. And the National Association of Realtors found that 54 percent of home buyers are willing to pay more for a home with hardwood floors.
This is not a trend; hardwood flooring has been popular since the early 1980s, and the demand continues to grow. So if you purchased a home with hardwood floors underneath a carpet, by all means, remove the carpet and refinish the floors. It will increase the value of your home tremendously.
If, however, you’d like to install hardwood floors but don’t think it’s in your budget, there are less expensive options that can give your home that luxurious feel of sleek, rich hardwood floors.
One option is installing hardwood floors in select areas. For example, as realtors will tell you, most people prefer hardwood in the living room, dining room or family room. Another option is laminate or luxury vinyl flooring that looks remarkably like hardwood but at a considerably lower price point.
But don’t dismiss carpet altogether! Most people want carpet in the bedrooms for softer, cozier feel.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed these tips and if you decide to make Bonded your contractor of choice, we have an amazing variety of flooring and carpet options for you to consider. So call 844.4.BONDED for a quick quote or to schedule an appointment to visit our showroom.
Because we work hard to help San Diego families maintain or improve their beautiful homes. It’s not just what we do; it’s what we love to do.