Smart Projects to Enhance the Curb Appeal of Your Anchorage Home

Posted by Dan Wolf on Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 8:15am.

When you are ready to sell your Anchorage home, you want to make improvements that will increase your home’s value. Curb appeal was important when you bought your home 10, 20, 30 or more years ago and it’s still important today. But how you enhance your home for the most return on your investment is a little different. According to an article by Yahoo Homes, Remodeling Magazine recently released its most current cost versus value study. Many of the renovations and updates that are most valuable relate to curb appeal. For home sellers in Anchorage, it’s all about making your home stand out in booming real estate market.  

•    Replacing the front door

This year’s annual report showed home owners can get a 101.8 percent return on their money by replacing the front door. The average cost of a popular steel door is about $1,200. Other options include fiberglass doors to replace the old wood doors. Consider replacing the front door and making other improvements before your Realtor markets your home.

•    Adding stone veneer to the front

People who purchase new construction homes often choose from a half-dozen different home elevations. But not all home facades are equal in the eyes of buyers. Experts recommend incorporating stone veneer. According to the Remodeling Magazine study, the return on investment of adding stone veneer is about 92 percent. At a cost of about $7,100, you can rely on professionals to do the work.

•    Installing a garage door

In addition to the new front door, your home will look more uniform and updated with a new garage door. A garage door gives you back 88 percent on your investment with a price tag of about $1,500. Some choices for material include fiberglass, steel, wood or glass. Consider using the same material for your garage door as your front door or at least the same color scheme.

•    Updating with siding

Another way to enhance curb appeal and sell your Anchorage home in less time involves installing new vinyl siding. It’s another practical update that makes your home appear more modern. Experts say you’ll see an 80 percent return on your $12,000 average investment. In Anchorage, vinyl is great because it can withstand extreme cold weather.

Other updates that can enst of about $10,00 and 80 percent return. New windows also enhance curb appeal, at least when you replace the ones in the front of the home. Modern bay, bow or picture windows can add to the façade as well as improve the energy-efficiency of your home, which buyers in Anchorage love.

At Wolf Real Estate, we dedicate ourselves to helping clients sell their homes for top dollar. For more information about home selling and improving curb appeal in Anchorage Alaska, please contact us at 907-248-9653 or email "" visit us online at

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