Boost Curb Appeal in a Weekend

First impressions are hard to shake, which is why curb appeal is such a key element to control when selling a home. Unfortunately, many of the major improvements to curb appeal are also major expenses. Here are a few quick-and-easy tricks to improve a home’s exterior without a big investment.

  • Clean it — No need to spring for new siding if a good power-washing will make it look new. Driveways and sidewalks also build up grunge over time that a good cleaning can erase. And don’t forget to clean the inside and outside of the windows!
  • Hide the utilitarian — There’s plenty on the outside of a house that serves a function but doesn’t look pretty. Hiding trash and recycling bins behind a fence, concealing a garden hose, and strategically landscaping or decorating to conceal vents or plumbing can help a house look neater.
  • Invest in the details — An old porch light, outdated house numbers, or an unattractive mailbox can drag down an otherwise beautiful house. By the same token, replacing those things can elevate the whole look.
  • Try some trim — Painting the trim around doors and windows or even adding some colorful shutters can completely makeover a house’s face.
  • Add flower pots or boxes — Landscaping can be expensive, but you can bring some of that same color and energy in a snap with flower pots or flower boxes.

With a quick trip to the hardware store and a free weekend, these small-seeming changes can make a big difference in what first impression potential homebuyers take away.

The Jim Passi Team at Citywide Home Loans proudly serves Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Georgia and Flordia. If you are looking to buy a home or refinance, we have you covered. Apply Now to get started.
Jim Passi - Citiwide Home Loans

Jim Passi
Regional Manager
NMLS# 158000

1284 West Northwest Hwy.
Palatine, IL 60067
Mobile: 847-899-1813

After inquiring with different lenders

After inquiring with different lenders on estimated loan costs, I was provided with a fair amount of misinformation, intended to meet a sales quota. Looking for the best loan option, I reached to Jim after I had already received a preapproval from a different lender. Jim was prompt in providing loan estimates and answered all of my questions. The total payment, interest, PMI, and fees were far better than anyone else in the market. Up until the day of closing and to this day Jim is available whenever I need anything, have any questions, or just to check up and see how I am doing. I can ascertain that Jim will look in the best interest for you, as a new homeowner, and he will work day and night to ensure you will be able to purchase the home you want. I did not know how much went into purchasing my first home, but I am delighted to have Jim and his team help me throughout.