What's the Force Behind my Property Value

When you’re thinking of selling your Hyattsville, MD home, there are several questions that swirls around in your head; but the most important thought that constantly arises in your mind is how much is my home worth. Even when you haven’t decided to sell, property value is of upmost concern to any homeowner in Hyattsville, MD and the DC Metro Area. There are several factors to consider when determining property value and some may not be items you’d expect.

Before you say it, yes, kitchens and bathrooms are all too important, after-all you probably initially fell in love with it because of those very reasons. So having a remodeled bathroom that’s up to date and a modern kitchen is pivotal. A highly sought-after neighborhood also can make or break your property value. But what you wouldn’t believe are some of these other factors that can affect your property value.

There are many who fear having a restricted neighborhood due in part to HOA’s but having an HOA can actually increase property value. Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA with bylaws that can keep the neighbors inline and from going crazily overboard with decorations, neglecting to care for their home or getting too creative with their “curb appeal”. Homes adjacent to outlandish neighbors can potentially be undervalued. Pride of ownership of the block is fundamental to the property value.  

It is common knowledge that school districts and businesses effect the likability of neighborhoods but recent studies suggest that if your home is within a short distance to a Starbucks or Whole Foods, it can actually appreciate faster than the national average.

Another unknown to all factor are big trees, now I will admit that I have a few of them in my yard and I loathe the seasonal change when the leaves begin to fall but A big beautiful tree in the front yard is desirable, and it's not something that can be easily added to any home. Not only does it add value, but it definitely assists with the cooling of a home.

Parking isn't so much of an issue in Hyattsville, MD, as it is in the District, but residents in some areas who have a driveway are extremely lucky and appreciative.  That's why having guaranteed parking in your area will raise property values.


Hyattsville, MD Homes for sale and Real Estate Service. Sherman Hardy is your local Real Estate Expert for Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas. You now have free access to Washington, DC Ultimate Real Estate Search Engine! I'm ready to provide you with a custom home valuation if you're considering selling your home. Google or call me today and let’s discuss how I can help you. Sherman Hardy 301-658-3346


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