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Friday, September 22, 2017

When to Call A Plumber

Plumbing is often a household chore that isn't thought about until it's obvious it needs to be done. Your basic homeowner can operate a plunger and some drain cleaner, but that's usually about as far ...  Read More

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

How to Handle A Home Left in A Trust

If you're lucky enough to inherit a house from my home trust it will no doubt be a tricky situation. No matter if it's from a parent, sibling, or other benefactor you will need to know the ins and ...  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.