I bought a 3/2/2 vila (single level) in an inner Perth suburb (South Perth) this September. It ticks all the boxes (15 min walk to the river, 4 min walk to coffee strip, Coles, double LUG, quiet leafy street, street front, etc.) but the living room seems a bit dark. Please see pics of living room attached.
Will the poor natural light in the living room deter future buyers (and hence affect resale value and capital growth)?
I know it’s late to ask questions now, as I already bought the property, but I’m still curious.
It didn’t look all that dark to me, but if it concerns you, first ask an RE agent’s opinion. They look at things like that objectively and, if they think it could help, suss out the cost of fitting a skylight. Could be that it may be money well spent.
And, if you have bought this as a rental, how much does it impact your bottom line to pay off a skylight over time? Would it help to RENT the property, or is it already rented? If the latter is Yes, you may need to hold off on the fitting of a skylight until the next break in tenancy.