Solar Panels Can Boost The Value Of Your Home

With a heightened level of demand thanks to the stamp duty holiday, many vendors are engaging the local market. If you are looking to sell your home, but would rather take steps to improve the value of your home first, we can help.

At Williams of Petersfield, we are pleased to say we have assisted many home owners make changes which boost the value of their home. We believe solar panels are an effective way of adding value to your home, and will help you connect with willing buyers.

If you plan on selling your home, and would like a valuation of your property, please get in touch. We believe a property valuation is the ideal starting point for the sales process.

Going green helps you sell your home

A study by EffectiveHome, a company which specialises in solar panels, found that sales prices for homes with solar panels have risen by 14%.

The study suggests the average increase in value associated with installing solar panels is £32,459. Some areas which have benefited more than the average include:

  • Homeowners in London can expect to see their property value increase by £90,000
  • In Bristol, solar panels have been found to add £45,142 to the value of property
  • Edinburgh homeowners can add over £40,000 to the value of their home with solar panels

Going solar is tipped to help homeowners save more than £27,000 on their electricity bills over the lifetime of their mortgage. We know this is an issue homeowners in Petersfield need assistance with, and it is important you consider effective methods of reducing your monthly bills.

Benefits of solar energy include:

• Solar power is a renewable source of energy, which is of interest to many people

• You can lower your energy bills with solar panels

• There isn’t a great deal of maintenance associated with these panels

• It indicates the home, and its owners, is forward-thinking

Some potential drawbacks of solar energy include:

• There is an initial cost in installing the solar panels

• Your overall benefit is impacted by the level of sunlight you enjoy at home

• Some solar panels take up a considerable amount of space

Dan Graby is a Director at EffectiveHome, and he said; “With house prices currently experiencing a mini boom, it’s interesting to see what impact solar energy and benefits such as reduced energy bills and lowering carbon emissions is having. We hope our findings are a welcome surprise to property sellers across the UK who may be unaware that making energy efficient changes to their home, can make such a significant contribution to its valuation. There is a clear appetite amongst homebuyers to move to a property which is sensitive to spiralling energy prices, global warming and the environment we live.”

At Williams of Petersfield, we aim to support the Petersfield community as much as we can, and we know this is an extremely trying time. A lot of people are looking for support and guidance, and if you have any property or housing related questions, we are more than happy to assist you, so contact us today.

Quick and East Home Cleaning Tips Brighten Your Home

You don’t need a special reason to clean your home. If you plan on selling your property, it makes sense to carry out as much cleaning as possible, but all homeowners should take steps to have a home they are proud of.

There is no shortage of cleaning products and materials to choose from. The cleaning industry is a massive business, and a lot of companies are keen to make as money from homeowners as possible. Not everyone is willing, or able, to spend a lot of money on cleaning products. Also, you may have a cleaning emergency to attend to quickly, and cant get to the shops for the best products.

Thankfully, many household items are hugely effective for cleaning your home. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a clean house, and you may not even need to step foot outside of your front door!

Lemons and sea salt scrubs up brilliantly

If you are looking to get rid of grubby marks or you need to remove stains at short notice, your best tactic may be close at hand. A mixture of lemon juice, water and sea salt is often all you need to get to work on a nasty mark or stain. Small spills can be eradicated in minutes, and if you are willing to apply some elbow grease to the task, you can have your carpet, rug or couch looking as good as new in the blink of an eye.

Baking soda has plenty of cleaning uses

No matter the problem you have, you’ll find baking soda is a great way to solve them. If you are planning on selling your home, you must focus on all the senses. It is easy to focus on making your house visually pleasant, but a home that buyers love will also smell fantastic. Baking soda helps to neutralise nasty whiffs and pongs, so you should be able to create a more appealing home.

Baking soda works well with vinegar

When it comes to removing marks, you’ll find that baking soda and vinegar works well together. This combination allows you to aggressively attack stains, scrubbing them into submission in next to no time.

You’ll also find a combination of baking soda and vinegar helps you to clean worktop surfaces, kitchen hobs and even a microwave.

Of course, if you want to make cleaning the inside of a microwave extremely easy, you should return to lemon juice. When you place a mixture of water and lemon juice into your microwave and let it run for a few minutes, all you need to do is wipe a cloth over the inside, and you’ll have a shiny microwave once again.

You also don’t need to invest in expensive brushes. If you are looking to clean your grout, use an old toothbrush. This is the ideal size to allow you to get into the gaps, and leave your bathroom looking fantastic.

If you’re looking to sell your home, Williams of Petersfield is here to help. We can provide you with a property valuation, and all other services, so contact us today.

5 Tips To Help If Your House Isn’t Attracting Buyers

There are many stages of selling your home, and it is important that you focus on each stage enough to progress to the next level. It is understandable that many vendors are concerned about the viewing process and making sure buyers want to place an offer on their house. Continue reading “5 Tips To Help If Your House Isn’t Attracting Buyers”