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Does our perception of future re-sale value of houses need to change?

posted 29 Apr 2013, 22:47 by Donna Bartsch   [ updated 18 May 2014, 23:34 ]

All too often we hear people asking for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home…not because it is what they want or need, but because they expect the re-sale value to be more when they come to sell years down the track.

Whilst a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home may have been highly sought in the past, does the same apply today? And will the extra cost of adding an additional bedroom and/or bathroom when they are not needed, actually return on the investment in the future?

With energy prices increasing, it makes sense (or should that be cents) to consider the energy efficiency of the home for future resale value over it size. A home that costs very little to heat or cool, and a home that provides a comfortable living environment for family and friends surely has a great selling point.

Add to this a home that can adapt to suit a family’s changing lifestyle needs, widens the market and further enhances it value to potential buyers.

And both of these can be achieved at no to little additional cost to construction.

When planning your new home, build a home that can meet your lifestyle now and in the future. And if future resale value is important carefully consider what people in the future may see as important - would it really be the number of rooms, or would it be how much the home costs to live in?

To discover how your new home can be designed and built to meet your changing lifestyle needs, and reduce your living costs now and in the future, contact us today.