Five Ways To Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

The phrase “You only have one chance to make a good first impression” is never more true than when you are listing your home for sale. The front yard is a buyer’s first contact with your home and gives clues to whether or not your home is well maintained. Here are five ideas to help you boost your home’s curb appeal for a quick sale.

Make a Grand Entrance

In the early days of colonial Maryland, people would paint their front doors red to welcome traveling visitors. A bold colored front door adds charm and serves as a focal point. If association rules prevent you from painting your door a bold color, spruce it up by applying a coat of stain or paint, cleaning the windows and touching up the trim.

Power Wash

You can make decks, porches and brickwork look brand new with a simple deep clean. Power washing removes dust, dirt as well as the moss and mold than can build up on brickwork. Rent a power washer for the day or leave it to the pros.

Trim Up the Yard

Mowing and weeding are essential to keeping your yard in tip-top shape. You might also consider bringing in a landscape company for a more thorough once over. Experienced landscapers can give new life to your yard by trimming back trees, shrubs and adding seasonal plants.

Seal the Driveway

If weather and winter salt treatments have taken a toll on your driveway, now is the time to seal it. A couple of fresh coats of driveway sealant will hide imperfections and make your whole property look sharp and clean. Driveway sealing is another one of those messy projects you can leave to the experts.

Stage Outside Living Space

When staging your home it is important to accentuate the outdoor living ares was well as the inside. Adding potted plants, metal lanterns and a cafe table to front porch showcase it as an evening retreat from the day. Fill up that empty deck in the back yard with some beach inspired outdoor furniture.

Mill Creek celebrates grand opening of new home community

New model at Mill Creek in Clarksville.

NV Homes celebrated the opening a new community and new model this past weekend in Clarksville. The Mill Creek community has 22 one acre sites and five single family floor plans ranging from 3,820 to 5,562 square-feet, starting in the high $900’s. Floor plan options include first floor guest suites, bedrooms with en suite baths, 2 to 4 garage bays and finished basements.

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Standard features include first floor hardwood flooring, five-inch baseboards, NEST Learning Thermostats, 9-foot ceilings and oak staircase. Kitchens include a GE stainless steel appliance package, undermount sink, 42 inch maple cabinetry, ceramic tile backsplash and pendant lights. Master baths feature elevated vanities with undermount sinks, ceramic tile flooring and frameless shower door.

Mill Creek has one finished model and is located at 6781 Haviland Mill Road. Lot premiums range from $0 to $100,000 and the model at Haviland is available for purchase with rent back from the builder. For more information contact me! or visit