3 Easy Ways To Give Your Home A Facelift Before Selling It

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Finicky homebuyers can make it difficult to sell a home. Thus, before you take pictures of your home or take any other steps toward selling it, you need to make sure that you do as much as you can to prepare your home. While you might not want to sink a lot of money into a home that you are just going to sell, there are a few simple things that you can do to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. 

Improve Your Home's Energy Efficiency

No one likes paying too much to heat a home. Older homes tend to be made with less of a focus on energy efficiency than modern homes. Buyers might be interested in your home until they realize how much money they will have to pay to keep the home comfortably warm. If you have an older home, you will most likely have windows that are not as energy efficient as they could be. Rather than replace all of your windows, which represents a substantial cost, you should look into applying low-e window film. The right film can lower the cost of heating your home by 25% or more. Buyers will appreciate any steps you take to make your home more energy efficient.

Trim Your Trees

An overgrown yard can make your home look like a lengthy project rather than a comfortable refuge from the world. While someone who is just planning to flip your home might be interested in buying a home that requires a lot of work, the average homebuyer is looking for something that is move-in ready. With a basic understanding of pruning, you can do your own work to get your home ready for the market. For example, the best time to prune most trees is while they are dormant during the winter. Because most pests that infest trees are not active during the winter, you don't have to worry as much about infection. This is convenient if you plan on selling your home in the winter, but if you need to sell your him at another time of the year, you need to plan ahead. 

A New Coat of Paint

Paint can make or break a room. While you might like a bold, vibrant accent color, a homebuyer might be completely turned off by it. Repaint your home with neutral colors to help make it look clean and inviting. It is best to make your home look like a clean canvas that new homeowners can shape into a reflection of their personalities. 

While you should not feel like you have to sink thousands of dollars into your home just to get it ready to sell, you should realize that selling a home requires work, and that the market favors sellers who prepare their home for market. 


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Apartment Frightmares: How You Can Live Happy Again

Apartment living can be a trial sometimes. Even the best apartment complexes can have problems, such as noisy neighbors. I experienced this firsthand with my newest neighbors. Between their partying and trashy existence, I was ready to go crazy. Late one night when they were being particularly noisy, I started researching my rights as a tenant. I found out I did not have to live with their inconsiderate behavior. As a public service, I decided to help others through this blog with their neighbor problems. Whether you are dealing with a landlord that will not do any repairs or bad neighbors, I can help.