People ask my all the time, “How do I increase my home’s value”?
While there are many ways to do it, my first tip is take care of it!
Yes that’s right. Fix problems when they come up. Fix all those items that you have on the back burner, one at a time. If you wait, it will likely cost you more (because you have more damage) and who knows when you may sell. It may be sooner than you think and at that point, it will be too much to do right before you list it. This will absolutely affect your value.
When was the last time you had a home inspection? When you purchased? You may already know what needs to be done but if not, I have a great home inspector that can run through all your systems and tell you what you need to repair immediately, what you can wait on, and what you MUST plan for now. No time like the present.
Unfortunately when you sell your home it's just too late to take care of the many issues that have slowly piled up. The long delayed termite repairs, annual roof patching, or plumbing leaks become a fairly large request from the buyer during escrow. Ouch! And by the way, plumbing and the resulting water damage become costly down the road (tip: start here).
If you keep up your home and sell it in good condition, you will be thanking me all the way to the bank even during a buyer’s market!
The planned makeover of this mall would entail much more than a facelift. A 10-story office building, 961 apartments and condos, and a 400-room hotel will be erected as part of the massive redevelopment. The project is grabbing a lot of attention in the community, both good and bad. City officials and some residents say it will “serve as ‘a catalyst that’s much deserved’; others fear it will lead to displacement.
Photo: A hotel and hundreds of apartments and condos will be part of the mall redevelopment. via city planning department
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