5 Simple Ways to Increase a Home's Value



Good home maintenance is key to creating and pre
serving a home’s value. Not to mention, it also impresses potential buyers.

Here are five basic steps that every home owner ought to take — before spending money on dream bathrooms or gourmet kitchens.

1. Safety. Make sure smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are installed and in good working order. Check fuel-burning appliances to make sure they are properly vented and no gas connections leak. Make sure the electrical system is adequate. Flickering lights and popping breakers are the sign of a problem. Anchor handrails and grab bars adequately.

2. Preventive maintenance. Repair any leaks in the roof, seal gaps in the siding, paint bare wood, replace damaged decking, patch cracks in concrete, and caulk around tubs and showers.

3. Conserve energy. Install a programmable thermostat, weatherstrip doors and windows, fix leaking faucets, upgrade insulation, and replace leaky windows.

4. Go green. Consider environmentally friendly materials for windows, doors, siding, decking, fencing, roofing, flooring, and insulation.

5. Improve comfort. Get rid of clutter, open up spaces, update window treatments to allow in more light, and organize closets and storage.


 
 
For more information contact
 
Tracy O'Kane
 
REALTOR, GRI, ABR, SFR
 
Cell: (952) 956-2420 - Fax: (612) 767-5784
 
 
 

Keller Williams Realty Integrity Lakes
 
1350 Lagoon Ave, Suite 900 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
 

Each office is independently owned & operated.

Tracy O'Kane is a licensed REALTOR in the state of Minnesota with Keller Williams Realty Integrity Lakes


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The information herein is believed to be accurate and timely, but no warranty as such is expressed or implied.


 

 



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