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Friday, April 21, 2017

Wasteful Spending is Hurting Your Bank Account

We never really notice little amounts of money being taken out of our bank account. Weekly, we seem to spend $3 here, $5 there, on small things like items at a gas station, or even a quick lunch. ...  Read More

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Jobs You Will Want to Hire Out

On this blog we usually promote DIY projects, but not today. Sometimes the workload can be just too large, or advanced for a homeowner. When this kind of circumstance is the case, it is almost ...  Read More

Home Improvements

When preparing to sell your home, you may consider making a few improvements to make it more appealing to buyers.  In general, you can expect to recoup 80% of your investment in home improvements.  The most important items to consider when thinking of home improvements are those that will come under scrutiny during a home inspection.  Here are 11 things you need to address to pass a home inspection:

  1. Defective Plumbing
  2. Damp or Wet Basement
  3. Inadequate Wiring & Electrical
  4. Poor Heating & Cooling Systems
  5. Roofing Problems
  6. Damp Attic Spaces
  7. Rotting Wood
  8. Masonry Work
  9. Unsafe or Overfused Electrical Circuit
  10. Adequate Security Features
  11. Structural/Foundation Problems.

Once these items are under control, the BEST way to get your home sold fast and for top dollar is to keep it CLEAN and DECLUTTERED.  You want to encourage prospective buyers to envision themselves living there.