There are many benefits to owning a place of your own. It turns out there are just as many “did you know” moments related to homes and homeownership, if not more.

Whether you’ve already been to the closing table or you’re just starting out, here are some things you may not have realized – and a couple you never thought could possibly put some money in your pocket!

Homes with a black front door sell over $6,000 more than similar homes.
In Scotland, homeowners are known to paint their front door red when their mortgage is paid off. While the color red is a celebratory statement in that country, painting a front door black here in America could earn you over $6,000 more when compared to another color. If you’re looking to sell your home, a black front door could be the way to go! Source: Zillow

A whopping 95% of pet owners consider a pet’s needs when picking a home.
Animals are part of the family, so they deserve to have a home that suits their needs, too! Judging by this statistic, it’s super common for someone to pass on a place if it isn’t right for their little companion. We get it – a pet’s approval means everything! Source: Realtor.com

Mismatched kitchens can earn sellers an additional $1,547 on average.
Symmetry and cohesiveness are basic elements of good interior design, but a little deviation from the rules can keep things interesting. In fact, kitchens with varying colors and patterns can possibly put more than $1,500 in your pocket when it comes time to sell. It pays to have some personality in your home – literally! Source: Zillow

The lifted space on your lower cabinets is called a toe kick.
Ever noticed how you’re able to stand comfortably against your kitchen counters? Yeah, that’s because of a toe kick on your lower cabinets that allows you to get close to your countertop without slouching or bending over. It’s the simple details in life, right?

We could have kept going, but you get the idea. Homeownership is that rare combination of beneficial and interesting, and we’re here to help you with it! Contact a Homeowners Licensed Mortgage Professional to get things rolling on your next home purchase – and get ready to be ultra-aware of kitchen and front door colors (among other things) from now on!

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