Posts tagged ‘preparing a home for sale’

July 6, 2017

25 home improvements projects and what they cost

25 home improvements projects and what they cost

Home improvement projects can vary from messy and expensive to quick, simple and inexpensive.  If done well, most home improvements should add value to your home.  The slide show here shows 25 great home improvement projects that are popular on the website Houzz, along with links to estimated costs, pictures and whether a permit would be required. […]

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June 29, 2017

10 DIY home improvements real estate agents recommend

10 DIY home improvements real estate agents recommend

According to a homegain survey of 500 real estate agents across the county, the most recommended do-it-yourself home improvement projects in the minds of the agents are the following:   1. Clean and declutter. 99% recommended Wash and clean all areas of the home, remove clutter from walls and countertops, organize closets. 2. Lighten and brighten. 96% […]

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June 13, 2017

8 home updates that make a big impact with a small budget

8 home updates that make a big impact with a small budget

Remodeling can get very expensive quickly.  But small updates, sometimes made before trying to sell a home, can actually create a bit impact.  Most can also be done by yourself to save more money! Some of the projects to consider are: New hardware on cabinetry in kitchens and baths New colorful mulch in garden beds […]

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June 1, 2017

10 ways to make an impact with color

10 ways to make an impact with color

Color can give a home a burst of personality any time, but you should not go crazy if putting your home on the market.  Homes with turquoise vinyl siding will not be attractive to most buyers – even if you love it.  There are ways you can add pops of color without going overboard, spending […]

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May 23, 2017

3 cautions when updating your home

3 cautions when updating your home

Don’t over-improve. It is typically not the best plan to own the biggest, most expensive home in the neighborhood with features no other home in the area has.  While a source of pride for you, in terms of resale, a home that fits in with its neighbors is better.  For example, spending big bucks on […]

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