LendingTree.com Suggests 3 Value Boosting Features to Consider When Buying a Home

Released  February 20, 2007
By Megan Greuling

CHARLOTTE, N.C., February 20, 2007 – The last thing most people think of when buying a new home is the day they will sell it. Getting caught up in the new experience is to be expected so wondering what others will like or dislike years down the road is typically not top of mind. But to be a wise homebuyer, consider the chance that moving may come in the future – whether expected or not – and what it will take to sell your home if the circumstance arises.

With home buying season quickly approaching, LendingTree.com offers up the following three areas to consider when looking to boost future resale value of your home.

Curb Appeal

It’s all in the packaging – what initially attracts a potential buyer is curb appeal. Does the house look pleasant as someone pulls up to it? If not, some simple enhancements – such as well-maintained landscaping, a well-manicured lawn and attractive bushes and trees – can go a long way.

The Hub of the House – The Kitchen

Consider finding a home with an eye-catching kitchen. It may pay off down the road! The single most value-boosting room of a home is an attractive, open and updated kitchen. Kitchens have become the hub of home activity, and it’s the one room that is guaranteed daily use.

A Beautiful Bath

The bathroom is the next important room to pay attention too when considering home value. It needs to be functional and nice-looking with enough modern amenities to ensure its style isn’t quickly outdated. Also, make sure there are enough bathrooms to suit the size of the home. A three-bedroom house with just one bathroom could be tough to sell.

For more information to help you get prepared for the upcoming home buying season, check out LendingTree.com.

About LendingTree, LLC

LendingTree, LLC is the nation’s number one online lending exchange, providing a marketplace that connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. Since inception, LendingTree has facilitated more than 20 million loan requests and $152 billion in closed loan transactions. LendingTree provides access to mortgages and refinance loans, home equity loans/lines of credit, auto loans, personal loans, and credit cards via www.lendingtree.com and 800-555-TREE.

Launched in 1998 with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, LendingTree, LLC is part of IAC Financial Services and Real Estate, an operating company of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), which also owns or operates LendingTree Loans sm, LendingTree Settlement Services, LLC, GetSmart®, RealEstate.comsm, Domania®, and iNest Realty, Inc.