7 Surprising Features That Boost Your Home Value

2. A black front door

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Painting your front door a shade of black can boost your home’s sale price by $6,271, on average, according to a 2018 analysis by real estate website Zillow.

No other combination of color and surface boosted sale prices by anywhere near as much as shades of black on a front door. The second-most impactful combination — light taupe and similar shades of paint in living rooms — boosted sale prices by an average of $2,793, according to the analysis.

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