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Paint Your House Door Black, Earn $6k

Here’s a post that says if you paint your house door black, your home’s value will increase by $6k:

Zillow released an analysis Wednesday after examining some 135,000 photos from listings across the U.S. since 2010. Zillow found that on average, houses with black or charcoal gray front doors sold for as much as $6,271 more than expected.

And there’s more:

It may sound emo, but painting your front door black is actually a tried-and-true way of increasing home value. According to Realtor.com, a black door gives buyers the impression that your house is a serious, stately and safe choice. It’s so popular that two of Sherwin-Williams’ top 50 paint colors fit the bill: Peppercorn and Tricorn Black.

Before you go all dark on me, I’m not sure this really works.

It’s probably true that homes with black doors sell for more, but is it because they magically are worth more or is it simply because homes with black doors are more valuable, in fast-growing areas, or whatever.

I’m betting it’s the latter.

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