Hollywood Hills Home Once Owned by Bette Midler On the Market
Residents of Hollywood Hills are competing with a new home on the market: the traditional-style home once owned by acclaimed actress, Bette Midler, is officially up for sale for $4.48 million. Better yet, the home has gotten a facelift.
The 1930s home was once on the market for only $3.499 million, almost one million dollars less than its current asking price. But instead of simply renovating the master bathroom or basement, the house joined the 35% of remodeling jobs that involve the whole house.
Thanks to the recent remodel, the home has catapulted into modernity, making it a top contender in the Hollywood Hills market.
The house sports more than 3,200 square feet of living space but the main selling feature of the home is the indoor-outdoor living room. This elegant space rests under cathedral ceilings and is highlighted by angled skylights which let in ample sunlight.
The expansive backyard also features the best in landscaping and a gorgeous swimming pool and spa. If you plan to renovate your home, installing a new pool with glass surface tiles will last far longer than fiberglass finishes. After all, these materials will last between five and 25 years.
While not every home renovation can accommodate the extravagant features present in Bette Midler’s old home, there are a few key aspects of your home remodel that can put your house at the top of the competition.
Try following these tips when you want to improve your market value and sell your home this year.
First focus on repairs: Your home won’t get off the market if it needs serious repairs. These are among the first features that potential homeowners look for in a new home. Savvy potential buyers will check the water pressure, ensure the electrical components are up to par, and watch for any signs of water damage in the home.
When you begin your home renovation, be sure to perform a thorough inspection of your home. After all, galvanized steel pipes will only last for 30 to 50 years; if you weren’t the original homeowner, it’s likely that your sewer pipes are nearing the end of their lifespan. Basic home fixes like this can be a huge selling point amidst stark competition.
Install a security system: Every homeowner wants to ensure the integrity of their home is maintained. The best way to appeal to a nervous buyer is to highlight your state-of-the-art security system.
Choosing a security system with home integration has made home security easier to use than ever before. A simple home security system doesn’t have to cost you a lot out of pocket either: some simple home systems run for only $150 as long as you’re willing to install it yourself. This frugal home addition can help make your home more marketable for only a small cost.
Add a garage: If your home doesn’t have a three-car garage, this should be at the top of your to-do list for home additions. Nowadays, Americans use their garage to store their car, their holiday decorations, their tools, and more. While most Americans aren’t willing to add a garage to their own home, they will love the idea of a garage in a potential new home. The garage has truly become a top contender in the homebuying market.
If you want to compete with the luxury of Bette Midler’s old 1930s abode, you’ll have plenty of work to do. When you want to make your home remodel worth your money, consider investing in these home renovation tips.