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Can a driveway add value to your Dundee property?

Can a driveway add value to your Dundee property?



Can a driveway add value to your Dundee property?

It’s been widely talked in the media recently that since the end of World War II we’ve seen an increase in the number of vehicles on our roads year on year in all but one. But the majority of vehicles at one time are in fact stationery. This has caused the demand to park your car safely and securely more important than ever before whilst at home.

But how does a driveway increase your Dundee property value?

We all would like to avoid parking on the road if we can, off street parking across Dundee is hard to come by we also have the extra benefits of lower car insurance and a dramatically lower risk of accidently damage to our car if parked off the roadside.

It has been stated in the past that a people viewing a property make a decision within the first 30 seconds of seeing it, by offering a driveway you’ll appear to peoples checklist.

A recent survey suggested the 8th most important factor when searching for a new property was in fact a driveway, carried out by Ideal Homes. In fact 84% of people surveyed said it would be a deal-breaker.

What kind of extra value should I expect my property to see?

Not something easy to state, there are plenty of factors that play apart in this and these include the geographical location of the driveway, the size and the surface type you choose. A recent survey by a popular car insurance company suggests you could expect to see a 10% increase in your property value.

It is worth remembering also that throughout the DD postcode and surrounding areas, the demand for a driveway that will hold 2 or even more cars is also on the increase, as more and more properties have more than one vehicle.

Is it true a driveway can de-value your property?

The short answer is yes! A poorly installed driveway won’t offer anything to a potential buyer, it is likely to have cracks, decolouration and sink holes throughout which will cause issues later down the line for any new owner.

When you do start to have any viewings booked in make sure to clean the driveway and make it appear pristine, nobody wants to see the likes of grass, mould, lichen and weeds, this just leads to the potential buyers to think the driveway is high maintenance and of course can become dangerous during colder, wetter months when slippery on the foot.

How much a driveway cost?

This also depends on what driveway surface you go for, the size and the ease of access the installers have. Some of the surfaces available for driveways include resin, tarmac, pattern imprinted concrete, gravel, block paving and Indian Flagstone.

Most of the above surfaces come in an array of colours and designs so are suitable for all needs, requirements and specifications, just make sure to speak with a reputable installer first.

The most popular driveway surfaces in Dundee

There are many different popular driveway surfaces but a rapidly increasing driveway surface choice is that of a block paving driveway. This could be because of the variety of colours and designs available have rapidly increased in recent years and continue to do so.

What to do now?

If you are looking to sell your home in the near future and don’t have a driveway but have the space available it is definitely worth considering. 

Can a driveway add value to your Dundee property?

It’s been widely talked in the media recently that since the end of World War II we’ve seen an increase in the number of vehicles on our roads year on year in all but one. But the majority of vehicles at one time are in fact stationery. This has caused the demand to park your car safely and securely more important than ever before whilst at home.

But how does a driveway increase your Dundee property value?

We all would like to avoid parking on the road if we can, off street parking across Dundee is hard to come by we also have the extra benefits of lower car insurance and a dramatically lower risk of accidently damage to our car if parked off the roadside.

It has been stated in the past that a people viewing a property make a decision within the first 30 seconds of seeing it, by offering a driveway you’ll appear to peoples checklist.

A recent survey suggested the 8th most important factor when searching for a new property was in fact a driveway, carried out by Ideal Homes. In fact 84% of people surveyed said it would be a deal-breaker.

What kind of extra value should I expect my property to see?

Not something easy to state, there are plenty of factors that play apart in this and these include the geographical location of the driveway, the size and the surface type you choose. A recent survey by a popular car insurance company suggests you could expect to see a 10% increase in your property value.

It is worth remembering also that throughout the DD postcode and surrounding areas, the demand for a driveway that will hold 2 or even more cars is also on the increase, as more and more properties have more than one vehicle.

Is it true a driveway can de-value your property?

The short answer is yes! A poorly installed driveway won’t offer anything to a potential buyer, it is likely to have cracks, decolouration and sink holes throughout which will cause issues later down the line for any new owner.

When you do start to have any viewings booked in make sure to clean the driveway and make it appear pristine, nobody wants to see the likes of grass, mould, lichen and weeds, this just leads to the potential buyers to think the driveway is high maintenance and of course can become dangerous during colder, wetter months when slippery on the foot.

How much a driveway cost?

This also depends on what driveway surface you go for, the size and the ease of access the installers have. Some of the surfaces available for driveways include resin, tarmac, pattern imprinted concrete, gravel, block paving and Indian Flagstone.

Most of the above surfaces come in an array of colours and designs so are suitable for all needs, requirements and specifications, just make sure to speak with a reputable installer first.

The most popular driveway surfaces in Dundee

There are many different popular driveway surfaces but a rapidly increasing driveway surface choice is that of a block paving driveway. This could be because of the variety of colours and designs available have rapidly increased in recent years and continue to do so.

What to do now?

If you are looking to sell your home in the near future and don’t have a driveway but have the space available it is definitely worth considering. 

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